Sunday, December 18, 2011

The rod and the staff


helpless.

my gramma
goes under the knife,
fell last night

while we count
valuable minutes

& wait
& wait
& wait

My grandmother fell last night and broke her leg. Surgery is at 1 pm today to put a rod in her leg. If all goes well she will be in a nursing home for a bit recovering. Thoughts and prayers appreciated.


For those that did not see the other day in the comments, my son is doing well. The lump in his neck turned out to be an infected salivary gland It has gone down and is nearly gone now.

74 comments:

Rachel said...

prayers. precious prayers for you and yours.

kaykuala said...

Brian,
I'm so happy about your son. Wishing your Grannie well and speedy recovery.

Hank

Pat Hatt said...

Nothing worse then playing the waiting game. Glad you son is better and hopefully gramma follows suit fast.
And look a rhyme at last.

CiCi said...

Hope the surgery goes well for your grandma and she heals quickly in the rehab center. It is also good news about the lump in your son's neck. Wishing you and your family many blessings in this Christmas week.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Hope she gets well soon, falls are always scary. Glad your son is doing better as well.

DJan said...

Sorry to hear about grandma, but thrilled to hear your son will be okay. Lots of weirdnesses going on right now in lots of lives. Do you think it's the time of year?

hedgewitch said...

Man it's just one medical nightmare after another for you lately, bri. Best hopes and wishes for your grandmother.

Heaven said...

I know the feeling of waiting. Prayers and blessings for your grandma.

Thanks for the update on your son.

Happy Sunday ~

Tabor said...

Odd, but my son had exactly the same thing when he was about 4. We had to wait weeks before they would confirm it was not something more serious than an infection. I remember those days so well!!

Suz said...

done

Suz said...

done

Adam said...

Hope she gets better soon

Valerie said...

Thoughts and prayers on their way, Brian. I do hope your Grandmother recovers quickly. Pleased to hear that your son's doing okay.

Mary said...

I'm very familiar with that waiting game. Hope your grandmother will recover well; and glad to hear the very good news about your son!

otin said...

I hope she is okay. Broken bones are such a problem for seniors. :(

That's great news about your son!! woohoo!

Maggie May said...

I am so sorry. Wishing her a speedy recovery.
Love and prayers heading her way.

So pleased about your son's gland. Phew!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Fireblossom said...

All my best wishes for you and your loved ones, Brian.

Bonnie said...

Relieved to hear about your son. Hope all went well for your grandmother. Hope the rest of the holiday season is worry free for you Brian.

Brian Miller said...

thanks for the well wishes...we are in a holding pattern right now...she is in line for surgery but they are still getting to her...

zumpoems.com said...

Best wishes for your Grandma, Brian. Thanks for updating us on your son -- glad to hear.

Eva Gallant said...

glad your son is okay and hope the same for
Grannie.

Linda said...

Oh Brian, so glad to hear about your boy. Answered prayer!
My Mom had the same thing happen almost two years ago (she was 86 at the time). She is doing well these days, walking with a cane. I'll be praying for your Mom - and for all of you.

Betsy said...

Aww...hope all is well. Surely she's been in surgery by this late hour. Just sent up a prayer for her...and a appreciative one for Cole, too! :)

Mama Zen said...

I'm so sorry about your Gramma, and so happy about your son. I pray that her surgery and recovery go well.

ayala said...

I am so sorry about your grandma. My thoughts and prayers are with her and with all of you! Please let us know how she is.

Laurie Kolp said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your grandmother... will you keep her in my prayers. I'm so glad you told us about your son and that he's fine. Take care.

CherylK said...

Sure hope all is well with your Grandma and great news that your son is doing fine.

I do hope that you have a wonderful holiday with all good things in 2012.

TALON said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I pray the surgery went well.

So relieved your son is okay, Brian.

farmlady said...

My mother-in-law has been through the same thing. It's so hard on older people. Hope your grandmother recovers well.
I'm so glad to hear that your son is OK. This must be a huge relief to you and your family. Wonderful news.

Daniel said...

Brian - missed this until late this evening. Praying for recovery and vitality and spirit. Good news about your boy. Blessings to you as well my friend.

tera said...

Isn't that the way life is, good and bad, happy and sad sometimes within fleeting seconds of each other. Sometimes all in the same breath.

Prayers and speedy recovery to your gramma.

Victoria said...

This is definitely a good news/bad news kind of a thing. I'm going to have to get a big fat candle and dedicate it to Brian's concerns! Glad all is well with the boy and let us know about Gramma.

missing moments said...

Hope for her a speeding recovery! And good news about your son!

Magpie said...

I'm so glad to hear that your son is doing better. My mother fell yesterday morning and broke two bones in her leg also. She was able to come home and followup with an orthopedic surgeon this week. Sending prayers your way.

Brian Miller said...

she is still in surgery...they finally took her at 735 pm and they are saying they should have her out by midnite...thanks for the love...

kj said...

hello brian, i add my prayers for your grandma.

i'm here to say hello. i see you on several mutual blogs and i appreciate what you say. so i thought i'd tell you so!

kj

sage said...

Prayers for your grandma and prayers of thanks that your son is well!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

So glad your son's better. My best wish's for your grandma's health too!

RD said...

understood...only good thoughts your way

Peace

MorningAJ said...

Your family are having a bad time at the moment aren't they? Here's some positive wishes for you and everyone around you. [[hugs]]

Dave King said...

Great poem. Best of all news of your son - now for Gran. Let's hope the good news continues. Blessings on you all.

lynne said...

Sending some warm love and prayers fro Florida for Grandma.....
so happy to hear the boy is fine:-)

Anyes said...

Thinking and praying for your grand-mother's fast recovery. You and your family are in my thoughts. I am so relieved your son is doing better :-)

SueAnn said...

I am so glad to hear your son is doing well!! Whew!! I had been praying for him..so this is great news!!
I am sorry to hear of your grandmothers' accident and will be praying for her.
Hugs
SueAnn

Birdie said...

very sorry to hear about your grandmother, prayers are sent Brian & of course very happy to hear your son is well!!!

Lorraine said...

I pray every morning for your son and I"m so relieved that's it's almost gone, now prayers for Grandma, with great pleasure

Jyoti Mishra said...

Grannie will b fine soon !!!
glad ur son is fine now :)

the walking man said...

It's good the medication worked for the kiddo, I had to have surgery on mine. And I hope granny get's more calcium so she isn't so brittle and that as she is, she heals well.

izzy said...

No way around it- just have to wade through-so sorry for the endurance test. Prayers and gratitude always seem to help- & I would just keep pacing...Best of it...

Zuzana said...

Dear Brian, I am sorry to her about your grandmother.:(( I hope she will recover soon. But I am glad your boy is fine.;)
Have a lovely Monday dear friend,
xoxo

Heather said...

aw - i am thinking of you and your grandma...hugs to her and you
good news about your son, too -
and to answer your question regardiing the art, YES!!!!!!!!
of course, I would be honored....thank you!

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

My thoughts and prayers dutifully and earnestly sent out her way and yours, along with gratitude about the swollen gland. Happy holidays to you and your family, Brian.

Hilary said...

Oh Brian, I'm sorry your family is having a rough go of things. I hadn't read about your son, but I'm glad to see that all turned out well. I will keep your grandmother in my very best thoughts.

Margie said...

Great news on your son but sad news about your gramma.
I will keep her in my prayers!

Claudia said...

sorry..i totally missed this.. love that you refer to his rod and staff in the title...

The Empress said...

Oh, life.

Happy to hear about your son, and hoping that the antibiotics take care of the infection 100 percent.

So precarious..sometimes... we feel like we're sitting right on the edge of a knife...we could fall on either side.

I am sorry about your precious grandmother. It will be a long road. My mother fell and broke her hip when she was 80 years old. It took almost a year to heal...but that was 5 years ago...and she's back to her shenanigans 100 percent.

Here's to many many blessings, Brian...I know it's someone like you who sees what counts.

It is a pleasure, a joy, an opportunity that goes beyond words, to have met you.

Thank you for your friendship. Baby E and I count it as one of our lucky, lucky happenings in our online lives.

Much joy to you and yours. Prayers to your grandmother.

xo

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh - hope it all goes well. Sending many healing thoughts.

Caty said...

sorry about your gram, Brian. I know it'll be a hard time for her for awhile-broken bones in the elderly are such setbacks-but I do pray her road to recovery is a short one! And I'm happy to hear your son is doing better :)

ipenka said...

Sorry to hear about this. Hope she gets well soon.

happygirl said...

If it's not one thing, it's another. I'm glad your son is well and I'm praying for your grandmother's recovery.

Fred said...

Brian, the waiting is often the hardest in times like this as our minds have too much time concocting every scenario in the world which leads to anxiety and else. I hope your grandmother does fine today and glad to hear your son fare out well. Thanks

Daydreamertoo said...

Oh, I missed this yesterday. I do hope and pray that your grandma;s surgery went well. I broke both tib & fib 3 years ago and needed an op four different casts and four months off my feet too let it heal & and have a metal plate & screws now to hold it all together.
God speed your grandma's recovery and healing Brian.

FrankandMary said...

Very pleased to hear about your son, but so very sorry about your grandmother. Peace to the whole family. ~Mary

Margaret said...

you just can't get enough of the hospital, can you! Hope your Grandmother is home for Christmas and on the mend. The best news is your son is fine!

adeeyoyo said...

Brian, I am praying for your gran, that her leg heals and she recovers well. May God bless her, your family and guide the doctors responsible for her.

That is wonderful news about your son! I am so happy for him. Thanks very much for letting us know.

PattiKen said...

Best wishes for your grandmother's speedy frecovery, Brian.

Bernie said...

So glad your son is doing so well, praying for your grandmother...Hugs

manicddaily said...

Life holds so many difficulties. Good luck to your grandmother--I am reading this after she has recovered from the surgery, but sounds like there's another long wait. Good luck and much patience! K.

Sue said...

Glad to hear about your son.
Sad to learn about your grandma.

Life sure has its ins and outs, doesn't it?

Hope you see more ups than downs for awhile. You deserve it.

=)

Kateri said...

Best wishes for your grandma. Praying that with motivation on her part and excellent therapy on the part of the rehab facility she will be back on her feet and living life soon.

Geraldine said...

I hope everything turns out well for your gran, that's so sad. Great to read that your son is fine though.

Take care Brian, G

Goofball said...

oh no, I missed this...what a scare to get that message and to wait for more news

Syd said...

I think that your grandmother will be okay. Modern medicine is miraculous.

Teri said...

I hope everything went well with the surgery!