Well, it all started last Wednesday when my grandfather went to the hospital for surgery. He has diabetes and they were going to insert a balloon in his leg to try to improve circulation. During the surgery, some part of their equipment slipped and nicked an artery that affected his other leg. They couldn't repair anything at the time and scheduled a by-pass for both legs for Saturday and sent him home Thursday morning.
On Friday, my grandfather was unable to stand up and was rushed to the ER due to extreme pain. He had surgery on his legs Saturday morning and suffered from a heart attack later that day. The doctors are unsure if the surgery restored any of his circulation and informed my grandmother that he may have to have both of his legs amputated. However, they can't say that he will survive this surgery due to the damage his heart suffered. He is currently on a ventilator in the ICU while his heart stabilizes. He has been in a medically induced coma since Saturday and they started slowly weaning him from the sedatives yesterday in hopes that they can get him off the ventilator by early next week.
I have always been really close to both of my grandparents. My parents were divorced when I was 6 months old and my mom and I lived with them for the first 6 years of my life. And they have taken care of Aiden while I'm at school or work since he was 3 months old. It breaks my heart to see how devastated my grandmother is. It's just been a really difficult time for our family.
I feel like I'm already in mourning and nothing is certain yet. I'm going to try my best to put on a happy face and do something fun with Aiden today. He has no idea that anything is wrong but I'm sure he's confused by how our routines have drastically changed. Regardless of the outcome, today, I'm going to focus on some good memories...
When Aiden was younger, he always liked to load Papaw up with toys.
My grandparents on Halloween
Christmas Eve: enjoying some yummy food