October 13, 2008

Family Matters

My grandmother, who has been battling multiple myeloma for several years now, is not doing well.

Something has misfired neurologically, and she keeps calling for "Mama" and "Daddy".

She started a new chemo drug a few weeks ago, and the hope is that taking her off it will correct the problem...she's been getting progressively confused recently, and is apparently having brain seizures.

She is my only remaining grandparent, and there is something very frightening to me about a 78-year-old woman calling out for her dead parents.

Posted by Jennifer at October 13, 2008 11:17 PM | TrackBack


Well that sucks. My 91 year old aunt had something happen a few months ago. Her meds damn near killed her.

Posted by: Pete at October 14, 2008 06:34 AM

I'm sorry, Jen.

Posted by: nic at October 14, 2008 06:50 AM

I'm so sorry to hear that, Jen. My best wishes go out to her and your family.

Posted by: Jim at October 14, 2008 06:45 PM


I'm so sorry for you. For what it's worth, you and yours are in my prayers.

Posted by: physics geek at October 15, 2008 12:15 PM

I'm so sorry, Jen.

Posted by: Victor at October 15, 2008 04:09 PM