Thursday, June 11, 2015

Grandpa at Home

After 10 days of hospitalized mygrandpa (maternal) returned to our home rather going to his. He was going through age related problems and also a patient of Parkinson found very difficult in walking and standing lately and with sore knee and foot on day other he was forced to move to the hospital when his condition becomes worse. He was staying (along with grandma and uncle’s family) in the 1st floor of their home and shifting to the hospital was very difficult and only with the help of ambulance we were able to do the transfer when he refused to stand.

Grandparents on newspaper
Grandma and grandpa going through newspapers during a vacation in Valparai
He had a higher blood sugar (levelled nearly 450) when tested at the hospital which seems to be the main cause of unhealed wound and increased knee pain that put him immobile. Once at hospital with medication and a small surgery on the sore heel makes his condition much better and he also shows good improvement on his mobility by doing physiotherapy. Although he regains certain actions and good at pace, he couldn’t obtain the ability to climb steps which prevented him from going back to his home in 1st floor.

It’s been a long time dream for me staying with my grandparents; we are so glad about their move since we are staying at a ground floor house, accommodating my grandfather is quite easy. But the only thing that bothers us was his health condition; although we feel happy for sharing/staying with them I wished he was good enough to celebrate the moments we were longing for. My grandparents usually refuse to stay with us – perhaps because not to give we trouble anyways – except the moment while travelling or going on vacations.

Our grandparents have done a lot for us and for the comfort of living their sacrifices were immense. I think it’s our right/duty to take care of them when they can’t do things on their own. I know it is a temporary stay for them until their new home (which is under construction right now next to their current house) in ground floor is ready in 2-3 months. But I cherish the moment being with them and sharing things together. After we lost our great grandmother (paternal) 7 years back, they are the only elderly people in our family (who love us unconditionally) whom we really need to protect. 

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm so glad he is improving and you are able to accommodate his stay until their new place is ready! bless you, jeevan.

Uppal said...

Your piece is like a tribute to the unconditional love and affection of our grandparents.Sadly, these days young people are hard pressed for time as their own families take most of their attention.Yet all of us have some duties towards them and we need to be conscious of them.

In the picture your grandparents look smart ,alert and enlightened in spite of age related health issues.

ladyfi said...

I agree - we should take care of our elderly. Wishing your grandfather good health.

Sandhya said...

Grand parents are always precious. They have more spare time to spend with their grand children which they didn't have for their children, because of day to day work pressure. They look very active. It is good that you are expressing your love for them. It is precious, Jeevan. Please read this post to them, they will be happy.

Destination Infinity said...

Glad you are enjoying new company. Make the most of it and keep them engaged :)

Destination Infinity

L. D. said...

Grandparents are so great to have. I hope your grandfather is on some medicine to help him reduce the diabetes threat. Judging solely by appearance you grandparents look like wonderful people. I am glad you can be around them and appreciate them.

Twilight Man said...

It is nice that you appreciate and love your grandparents. You are indeed a respectful and grateful person.

ashok said...

Wish good health to ur grandpa...nice post

Rajesh said...

Great post. Time in the company of grand parents is always special.

Indrani said...

Lucky you. Have a great time with them.

Chandra Eswaran said...

It is a truly a wonderful opportunity and I am happy for your Jeevan.
I see your thaatha and paati have the traditional Tamil outfits on.
Very nice to see that!

Have a Wonderful Day!
Peace :)

Aarti said...

Lovely.. Glad that you are around to take care of them..

I miss my grandpa like crazy, he passed away this Feb.. I was living with my grandparents since 2000, so it is quite tough getting through each day without him looming large in the house..

wishing your grandpa speedy recovery

Pattu Raj said...

The simple moments in the company of loved grand parents , is cherished in our hearts forever. The comfort they give is special. Your grandparents also are lucky to have grandchildren loving and respecting them.

Ankita said...

being with grandparents is so much fun! I miss my GPs a lot