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Prayers wanted for my Nanny please

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Today I got an e-mail from my younger brother (because he coudln't get hold of me any other way) to let me know that my Nanny, who is diabetic, is now in the High Dependency Unit in Dr Grays Hospital hooked up to a number of machines and having her oxygen levels monitored. Things are so bad this time that everyone is expecting the worst - my father has just travelled 600 miles overnight and is currently rounding up the family - so I'm fairly sure that this is it. I will be flying out as soon as possible, if finances allow for it. she is the sweetest woman I know - despite the really dirty sense of humour that has never left her and it's hard to imagine what life would be like without her making some rude remark in the day.

I would just like to ask for a little board magic for her - keep her in your thoughts and your prayers and if this really is her time to go, pray that it will be swift and painless and peaceful with all her family around her.
post #2 of 27
Your grandmother and your family are in my thoughts and prayers . I certainly hope you are able to make it out there to say goodbye (if it does come to that). Rembmer your TCS family is always here for you .
post #3 of 27
BIG to you during this time...I also hope you can get there to spend some precious moments with her
TCS'ers will be with you in spirit
post #4 of 27
Big from me too. I hope you can get out to see her, and that things turn out for the best whichever way they go. Take comfort in the fact that she knows you love her
post #5 of 27
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Nanny.
post #6 of 27
You and you Nanny are in my thoughts and prayers.
post #7 of 27
I am sending prayers and hugs your way to your Nanny and family
post #8 of 27
Sending lots of thoughts and hugs your way!
post #9 of 27
Sending lots of get well vibes & hugs for your nanny!
post #10 of 27
Thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your Nanny.
post #11 of 27
Prayers for your beloved Nanny. She sounds like a very interesting lady! I'm sorry she is having such a hard time right now!
post #12 of 27
Emma, my thoughts and prayers to her....
post #13 of 27
sending loads of vibes
post #14 of 27
Prayers for her and for you and your family. Hugs
post #15 of 27
Hugs and prayers are sent your way for you and your family..
post #16 of 27
Emma sending loads of board magic to your nan and hoping for a miracle. Hugs to you and your family at this difficult time
post #17 of 27
Prayers for your Nanny, you, and your family. She sounds like she is a well-loved woman.
post #18 of 27
Lotsa vibes and prayers, Emma.
post #19 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys I don't think there will be a miracle recovery - and to be honest, we're all hoping there isn't. She's been too ill for too long. She can't move, she can't speak and her kidneys are failing. She has said that she is ready to die, and last time she was in hospital she requested that should anything happen again, she wanted to be D.N.R. So, we've respected that wish.

Apparently though - and quite alarmingly so - our family will have really good grounds to sue the hospital - she is diabetic and her doctor wanted to monitor her natural blood sugar levels, but despite his orders, hospital staff were injecting her with insulin whenever it changed. Therefore her sugar levels couldn't have been monitored properly and whatever needed to be done for her couldn't have been done accurately.

I'm flying in ooo 6 hours - bless him, Rune came home early from work and insisted on booking me on the soonest flight he could. It's 3am and I can't sleep, but I know I've got to be up at about 7 Still, dad was rallying the troops and he couldn't honestly expect me not to be rallied too. I'll be coming back again on Friday. So, if I don't make it around for the next few days, you'll know where I am.

Thankyou for all the magic
post #20 of 27
My best wishes to you, your Nanny & your family. May peace be with you.
post #21 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the prayers people - I'm sitting in here in the uk at 8:15am (I'm an early bird) and I'll just give those of you who are interested an update. I went to see my nanny as soon as I arrived at my destination (10 hours of travelling, ugh) and it's a bit of a sorry sight. She can't move, she can't speak and she's hooked up to several machines. Her heartrate is very erratic and her pneumonia is pretty awful. Her nurses have now said that her kidneys are NOT failing (backtracking on what they said 12 hours ago) and now, only a few hours after saying that this was likely the end, that they're now optimistic that she'll pull through. The nurses have been ignoring advice from doctors, who haven't been listening to the the diabectics clinic, and they've been using a ridiculously fast acting insulin on her every time her sugar levels go high. Then because of that insulin, the sugar drops off the other end of the scale, so they feed her chocolate. In short, the state that she is in, has been caused by hospital staff being idiots. Sure, she's very ill, but they could have been far more sensible about trying to make her comforatble. They've been trying to stabilise her by rocking the boat, so to speak. I fly home again tomorrow, even though to be honest I don't want to be leaving so soon. I would rather the end for my nanny, because all the staff are doing now is just causing her suffering. Personally, I'd prefer to strangle most of them simply for the "we know what we're doing" line they came out with when we visited - purely for the reason that it was blatantly obvious they didn't have a clue.

The prayers have been wonderful - and very, VERY much appreciated. thankyou
post #22 of 27
Thank you for the update. I will keep the praying for her and for you and your family. It is SO frustrating when the medical care is such a mess. Hugs.
post #23 of 27
Thread Starter 
Well today has been rough. My nana actually passed away about 10 minutes after I posted the update. It was only an infusion of drugs that was keeping her heart beating and therefore her, alive. I'm hurting and I feel guilty, because I will now miss her funeral, which will be on Tuesday, because I can't get back again in time. I have found comfort in knowing one thing though... before she passed she became lucid for the briefest moment... and she spoke one word: "dad" - which is what she always used to call her husband. I would like to think he came to take her home because I find it so much easier to come to terms with, believing that they are finally together again. She wanted so much to be buried with him - which she will be - holding a photograph of her beloved husband and wearing a dress that so closely matches her wedding gown. I'll miss her, but I know she's finally happy again. Thankyou all so much for your prayers. The angels have answered them and I know my nana will be smiling on you all from Heaven.
post #24 of 27
Dear Emma, now your Nanny is at peace with her beloved husband. I will pray that you find peace as well. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Hugs.
post #25 of 27
I'm so sorry. I'm glad you got to see her one last time. She is in a better place now - with her husband
post #26 of 27
Rest assured that your sweet Nanny wanted to go & she is at peace now. Thank you for sharing.
Bless you.
post #27 of 27
Emma - I am just seeing this - I am so sorry that yuor nanny passed but at the same time glad that you got to see her before she left. I think her husband was there for her at that point and was ready to guide her. That is what I believe anyway.

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