May 25, 2012


I'm sorry I haven't been on the blog a lot this week. I've had a lot going on in my personal life and then yesterday was just the worst day ever.

Around 1030am I got a call at work from my mom. In an instant I knew something wasn't right. "Sam, I need you to stay calm, but your grandmother is being taken to the hospital. They found her laying in her room and she unresponsive."... unresponsive.... that word resonated in my head for what seemed like minutes. Then my mom told me no one could get in touch with my grandfather and I needed to help.

I remember standing outside our companies warehouse sobbing by the ice chest dialing my grandfather's number over and over. Nothing. I had no idea what to do. I felt so helpless. I went inside to the front office and I remember telling the first person I saw that I needed a hug. That's when I really just lost it. My coworkers were awesome. They helped me track down the number for the church my grandfather was at and we had someone at the church go look for him. The whole time I'm just sobbing wishing I could teleport home. I was NOT ready to lose my grandmother.

Once I got in touch with my grandfather I felt a little bit of relief. At least he would be there with her. My mom called me again to update me. She said that she was still unresponsive and that the nurses had asked for DNR papers. I've never cried so hard in my life. About an hour later I got another update, she had opened her eyes and was holding hands with my grandfather... happy tears.

Turns out my grandmother had a massive stroke on top of very low blood sugar. She's still in the hospital now as they figure everything out. For those of you that pray please send your prayers our way and those of you that don't send your love and thoughts. My family really needs them right now. Thanks.


  1. Oh I'm so sorry to hear that, that must have been SO scary. I'm so glad that she's awake now, though. & that you had the great support of your co-workers. I'll definitely be thinking of you & your family.

  2. I am so sorry. Sending prayers to you and your family <3

  3. thanks for your thoughts and prayers :) means a lot.