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Grandfather took another fall

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When it rains it pours. My grandfather took another fall. Some of you may know that we lost our sweet bullmastiff last week and while all that craziness was going on, my grandfather has been dealing with a leg that is causing him severe pain. About 30 years ago, he became very sick and ended up with a skin fasciitis disease which literally almost killed him. It’s basically a flesh eating disease and it literally was eating his leg. Long story short, he had surgery 30 years ago and while they ended up saving his leg, he has had residual leg pain and issues ever since. He has managed quite well until recently. Between his bad leg that he had surgery on and his diabetes, he is suffering from severe leg cramps that are at the moment, debilitating. He unfortunately fell yesterday afternoon and hit his head which just made him mad and sad. He was an emotional mess because he can’t stand how his body is now.  He is ok but he is headed to the doctor today to be examined. Hopefully they can give him some medicine to help with the muscle spasms and leg cramps.

grandfather took another fall

Say a little prayer for him if you would. The warmer weather is coming and he needs to be able to get around, go to work and play in his workshop. -ha. I hate seeing him so frail and unhealthy. It’s so difficult for him to be stuck in a chair or in bed. He would rather be dead as he puts it, then stuck not being able to get around. I don’t blame him one bit. On a happy note, the police station makeover is in full swing and looking great! You can read about the police station community service project here and emptying out the police station break room here.

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  1. Sending love and prayers to your sweet family. It’s been a rough week you you all. Hugs, friend!

    1. Sandra Reid says:

      Prayers being lifted – I pray your grandfather is well soon.

  2. Hi Jessica, what mess you should be! Hold on, he’ll get better and appreciate summer! We’re in prayers w/you! kisses ML

    1. Thanks Marcia… you are right! We are hanging in there!

      xo Jessica

  3. Karen S Smith says:

    Lifting your family up in prayer…hugs

    1. Karen… thanks for thinking of us and praying for us!

      xo Jessica

  4. Sending prayers to your grandpa and the rest of your beautiful family

    1. We appreciate it Mari… have a nice weekend!

      xo Jessica

  5. Cynthia Spurlock says:

    I am so sorry y’all are having such a difficult time. Prayers!

    1. Thanks Cynthia… we are grateful for so many kind friends!

      xo Jessica

  6. Praying. Nothing but positive thoughts coming your way. Hang in there.

  7. Barbara Christianson says:

    Thoughts & prayers are with your family. Hang in there better times are coming.

  8. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  9. Judith Smith says:

    Oh dear…such a worry, I pray that the doctors can help him be more comfortable, I know all of the family keeps a constant eye on him. These things happen to the most cautious of us. Such a worry with aging parents, I can certainly understand where he is coming from, you shoulder their pain also. Deep breaths once in awhile and nice peaceful thoughts can help get us to carry on.

    1. Yep.. Judith you are so right! Thanks for everything!

      xo Jessica

  10. Kate Horrell says:

    Sending prayers to your Grand Pa & your whole family

  11. Lots of prayers and much love going up for your Papaw and for your sweet family. We need to think of some inside chores for Papaw so that he will feel useful. Sometimes I think we want to make their lives so comfortable that we forget they aren’t quite capable of just sitting around being comfortable..ha Again, many prayers and lots of love!!!

    1. Sitting around is definitely not his thing! Thanks for thinking of us and for the prayers!

      xo Jessica

  12. prayers for the whole family because these things occur to the entire family. God bless you for the love and care you extend to your family members. tell Grandpa we would rather read his name with some positive happenings BE CAREFUL

    1. I’ll give him the message.. ha! Thanks for your kindness!

      xo Jessica

  13. Wow, your grandpa looks strong and health, however, I know looks can be deceiving. I too will pray for a speedy recovery for him. Tell him a stranger said, ” keep your head held high, think positive, and just know that God NEVER gives us more then we can handle. Whith that being said, he will be fine, because he is strong and have the love of his family and friends.

    1. Ivory… such wise words… thank you! He is a trooper!

      xo Jessica

  14. I’ll be praying for your family and for Grandpa. I know what it’s like to have aches and pains. I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your sweet dog; Garth. Hugs.

    1. You are so sweet Jennifer! It has been a rough couple of weeks, but we are so grateful for friends like you!

      xo Jessica

  15. Juanita in OH says:

    I am sending up prayers for a speedy recovery for you grandpa and peace for the family. My heart goes out to you for Garth. I will also pray that he is resting in peace. This too will pass and keep faith alive everyday . When I was young, around eight years old, I had a cat that had been abandon and we took him in. He would only come in to eat and tear outside once he had finished his food. We couldn’t pet him because he wouldn’t allow us to. When that cat died you would think I had lost my parents…since then I have never had another pet because they don’t live long enough, that was sixty-one years ago. TFS.

    1. Thanks so much, Juanita! It is so hard to lose a pet, but the time we had with Garth was so worth it! Thanks for thinking and praying for us!

      xo Jessica

  16. Terri Hughes says:

    Prayers going up for your sweet little grandpa. Praying that God will work through the doctor to help him. God Bless you all.

  17. Sending Prayers! I am not a doctor, but have helped others and currently have a 75 yr old friend living with me because she needs help. Here are a few things to check: 1) Magnesium Levels (http://www.nps.org.au/about-us); 2) Go to a Vascular Surgeon (or Wound Care clinic with Hypobaric chamber treatments). Reading your notes, I thought I would mention these because doctors often get distracted by the big picture and forget these. Right now my friend is having sever leg pain due to leaky valves in her veins that are not closing properly and the blood is not getting back up out of the legs. Here is a link that has more info: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1085800-overview. Good Luck!

    1. Thanks Martha! He is on new meds, so we are crossing our fingers that this will help!

      xo Jessica

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