(Not too sure if this is the right place for this, but it is a very important relationship)
Hey, Y'all..I'm not quite too sure how far this will go, but.. Here goes nothing.
I'm 22yrs old, pregnant with my first child..My only living Grandparent is my Mothers mother..She's so lost in Alzheimer's disease that she doesn't even know who she is, let alone anyone else..She has not been able to eat, drink, sit, stand, bathe or do any of the things we all do on a daily basis for as long as I can remember.. As of today, my mother agreed to put her in Hospice instead of keeping her in the regular nursing home. Which means.. They're taking her off all medicines that are prolonging her life, except to keep her comfortable.. She IS keeping her feeding tube, though. She has no quality of life, and I, along with the rest of my family feel that it is best that she go. They're saying now that she could last up to a few more months...
While all I have is childhood memories of my Grandmother, obviously my heart is aching. Not only because I'm losing my last Grandparent. But because I wanted for my child, and maybe for myself to have a picture of the baby, and my Grandmother, even if it were just one picture. I wanted the baby to know one of the strongest, most wonderful women I've ever had the pleasure to being a part of. I'm battling emotions over losing her, along with hurting because I wanted so badly for my child to have some piece of her.
I'm curious as to if this is normal, if I'm over thinking things, if anyone has had a similar experience, and how I might be able to handle it, for me, my mother, and my whole family in General..
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