Thursday, June 28, 2007

I'm Back!

Bet you didn't even know I was gone!
Two weeks ago we received an email from my aunt saying that my 81 year-old grandmother was in the hospital with bad heart trouble. We made a hasty decision for me and my DD to go to the US to see her, maybe for the last time. Eileen and I hopped a bus to Santiago and a plane the next day to sunny California. We headed over to the hospital where my grandma was staying. She had had a tough 5 days, in and out of ICU and CCU (cardiac care unit) She has congestive heart failure and had had a heart attack. She had a huge bruise on her arm due to blood thinners and the blood pressure cuff. It still looks bad. She looked awful and my dad and his sisters were talking about Rose Hills (a cemetary) and nursing homes.

Long story short, my grandma is much better. She'll need some looking-after, but she's doing much better.

So, Eileen and I had ourselves a mini-vacation. The weather was lovely. We visited 5 of our supporting churches. We had a great time seeing everybody. Everyone was very kind. We even went to Disneyland!

I have had some time to do some thinking, so over the next few days I'll have something to blog about.

Later, Dudettes! Sorry, slipping into cliché California talk!


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear your grandma is poorly, but glad to hear she has improved. I'll be praying for her.

Blessings Rhonda.

Happymama said...

Rhonda, I noticed you were gone!! ;)

I'm glad our Grandmother is doing better. I'll pray for her.

Glad you were able to visit some supporting churches and that you had a nice time with your daughter.


Michelle said...

Didn't know you where gone, but did notice you wern't blogging.
I'm glad you got the mini vacation . . sounds like a lot of fun.

Rhonda said...

Thanks, Y'all!
I'm glad to be back, but I wish I could have brought back Long Beach weather with me!