Thursday, January 31, 2008

Grandpa Snowball

I was sitting at my desk at work this morning and at 8:30am an email popped up from Tasha relaying a meassage that Grandpa Snowball was at Long Beach Memorial in the ER, having had a stroke in the early hours of the morning. At that moment he was doing pretty good considering what happened but by 10:00am he went from mild/medium stoke to massive stroke. Not something you want to hear. My grandpa is a trooper and hanging in there but things are progressing fast and not in a good way. Grandma is now having to consider signing DNR papers and the swelling in the brain could be continuing for another day or so. I love my grandpa and it's killing me that I'm not working at that hospital anymore and that I'm not right by his side. Thankfully my mom and aunts and grandma are taking good care of him and have done so much. We were told to start gathering the family...and those who can are coming. Stanford and I will be out Sunday. My grandpa is a very well loved man and is so strong minded and willed and I know he will work hard to pull through, it's just whether his body will let him or not. Please keep him and my family in your prayers.


  1. Sara, thank you for putting that picture up! I feel sick, knowing what he is going through--and how frustrated he must be. I hate being so far away.

  2. I too loved seeing that picture . . .it made me cry, but I loved seeing it. I am so thankful to Stanford for getting us to take all those pictures at Christmas time. I love you Sara. I am glad you get to come Sunday. I loved getting to read this too.

  3. I am sorry to hear about your Grandpa. Even though we know this stuff is going to happen... it doesn't make it any easier when it does. I love you and you and your family will be in our prayers.