While I Am Sure No Tears Will Be Shed...

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While I am sure no one lose sleep over this, I may be missing for awhile. My 78 year old grandmother (the last living one) was just rushed to the hospital at 2 AM by my parents. I was left here to try to get through on the phone (multiple lines in the house, so I am not slacking off) to my Uncle, but he is not answering. Anyway, I may be gone for awhile from the board and just thought I would throw it up here for the heck of it.

While I do not get along with everyone on here (as much my fault as anyone elses) I would appreciate your good thoughts for the next few days. This woman is very dear to me and I do not relish this in the least. So please, while preparing for Y2K, if you could spare just a moment to send even one good vibe to Grandma "Edie" I would appreciate it.


-- Rick Tansun (ricktansun@hotmail.com), November 30, 1998


Rick, I'll pray for Grandma Edie and for you, too.

-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), November 30, 1998.

Hi Rick,

Thinking of you and yours at this time. Best Regards.

-- Bob Barbour (r.barbour@waikato.ac.nz), November 30, 1998.

You certainly have both my best wishes for your family and my sincere sympathy for what you're going through. I hope we hear from you soon, and good news.

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.net), November 30, 1998.

Hey Grandma, hang in there!

All the best Rick,

-- Andy (andy_rowland@msn.com), November 30, 1998.

Hello Rick, I very much sympathise, my father recently passed away in Australia whilst on a round the world trip.

-- Richard Dale (rdale@figroup.co.uk), November 30, 1998.

Rick, hang in there and we will keep gramma in our thoughts.

-- Bobbi (volfnat@northweb.com), November 30, 1998.


I have prayed for her and her family.

-- bbrown (peace2u@bellatlantic.net), November 30, 1998.


May you and your family, each and all, find peace.


-- Hallyx (Hallyx@aol.com), November 30, 1998.

We've added Grandma Edie and your family to our prayer list! Hang in there!!!

-- Libby Alexander (libbyalex@aol.com), November 30, 1998.

Rick -- Nothing but good thoughts...

-- PNG (png@gol.com), November 30, 1998.

Hope Grandma Edie comes through all right. She will be in my thoughts.


-- Paul Davis (davsip1953@yahoo.com), November 30, 1998.


Certainly no tears will fall, but a LOT of prayers are RISING!!!!

We will miss your approach to journalism, and your approach to our shared problem.

My prayers are with you and yours in this time of additional stress and trial.

Chuck Rienzo, a Night Driver in Cleveland

-- Chuck a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), November 30, 1998.

rick, and everyone out there, my mother was also rushed to the hospital with a heart attack two weeks ago. so far, we have been thru two "code blues" and I am so sick with worry In havnt eaten in three days. please, everyone, pray for my mother! her name is ruth. thanks to all of you!

-- ed (edrider007@aol.com), November 30, 1998.

I recently had a similar scare with my grandmother. It was a rough couple of weeks but everything turned out just fine. I hope that you both have the same luck. Keep the faith.

-- Kilgore Trout (ktrout@fakeurl.com), November 30, 1998.

Take care, wish the family my best thoughts.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), November 30, 1998.

I will certainly pray for the grandmother and mother's recovery. My father died in September while I was holding his hand. Still doesn't seem possible that he's gone.

-- James Chancellor (publicworks1@bluebonnet.net), November 30, 1998.

Well, Rick, you're wrong about the no tears part. It would be hard to read this thread and NOT cry. My sympathies to Richard and James on the loss of their fathers. Ed, we will pray for your mom, Ruth, as well.

PS- Welcome back to Bob Barbour! Hope you're rested and refreshed!

-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), November 30, 1998.

Rick and Ed,

My most sincere best wishes to Edie and Ruth and to you and your families.

Mike ==========

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), November 30, 1998.


Blessings to you and your family at this tough time. Grandma Edie and you are in our prayers. Our best to you.

-- INVAR (gundark@aol.com), November 30, 1998.

Grandma "Edie", we send our wishes for strength and recovery.

-- No Spam Please (anon@ymous.com), November 30, 1998.

Rick, you & yours are in our prayers, along with all poster's facing health crisis.

When a person is in the Hospital, having a family member or close friend stay with the patient to keep an eye on their care is a very good idea. When we worked at a University Hospital in the Cancer Care /Bone Marrow Transplant Units, we observed that those patients who had family members present and advocating for them received more careful attention from all the staff. Sad but true -- it's human nature to perform more conscientiously when one is being watched & monitored.

Good luck, & uplifting thoughts to all of you.
Ashton & Leska in Cascadia
xxxxxxxxx xxx

-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), November 30, 1998.

A good vibe sent to Rick and Edie. Hang in there.

My grandmother, also last surviving grandparent, will not be alive in 2000 (she was given 6 months to live almost a year ago). When the time comes, I know my entire family will grieve for quite a while.

All we can hope for, I guess, is that the end isn't too painful, and that we can say goodbye and one last "I love you".

-- Steve Hartsman (hartsman@ticon.net), November 30, 1998.

For Rick , Grandma "Edie" and Ruth,

May you be surrounded by loving thoughts, caring people, may angels kiss your brows, and may you all know that our thoughts flow to you on gentle winds as our prayers steep you in radiant light.

Blessings, Diane

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), November 30, 1998.


I lost my grandmother a couple of weeks ago. She was spiritially ready and was looking forward to being reunited with my grandfather. I will miss her terribly, but I'm happy that she won't have to endure the hardships of y2k.

I will say a prayer for your grandmother and your family.

Texas Terri

-- Texas Terri (TYSYM@AOL.com), November 30, 1998.

I never had a true grandma, but I have met a few that I have adopted adopted. I'm sure Grandma Edie would have been one of them, I will keep her in my thoughts.

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), November 30, 1998.

I have already prayed for you Rick, Grandma Edie and Ruth. May the Lord hear our prayers and answer them quickly. Blondie

-- Blondie Marie (Blondie@future.net), November 30, 1998.

My prayers and thoughts are with you and yours during this difficult time.

-- Christine A. Newbie (vaganti01@aol.com), November 30, 1998.

Godspeed to you and Grandma Edie.

-- Gina (gngdecker@ckt.net), December 02, 1998.

Ed and Rick - any word on Mom Ruth and Grandma Edie? My prayers for all of you and yours.

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.net), December 02, 1998.

We here went through that just last year, best wishes for a speedy return to normal, both of you.

-- Uncle Deedah (oncebitten@twiceshy.com), December 02, 1998.

Hi trisch, my mother is on a ventilator, and is having a very rough go of it. the cardiologist is upbeat, and says she can pull through, and that it may be frustrating to me to not see her making progress, I should give it some time. he says its not that bad, and when it gets bad, I'll tell you its bad. however, in my heart, I fear she's giving up. wish I could report better news. thanks for caring.

-- ed (edrider007@aol.com), December 03, 1998.

also as a side note, I called the public aid office this morning, and was told all of our computers are down, we cant do anything today. I said, oh, is the y2k thing hitting already?. she said yes. I dont know if she was joking or not...

-- ed (edrider007@aol.com), December 03, 1998.

Rick- My thoughts are with you and Grand-ma Edie, concentrating real hard to send good vibes, hang in there.

Ed- Same for you. Keep upbeat spirits around your mom, she needs it. Positive thinking really does matter when one is sick, I've seen it over and over as a nurse. When the mind gives, the body gives. She needs your support and caring presence.

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), December 03, 1998.

today my mom is siting up and smiling, and the ventilator is out! I'm smiling to! thanks to all of you for your prayers!

-- ed (edrider007@aol.com), December 03, 1998.

Hoping every thing works out for the best, Rick.

-- Buddy (DC) (buddy@bellatlantic.net), December 03, 1998.

That good news...tell her we're pulling for her.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), December 04, 1998.

Dear Rick, Prayer is powerful medicine and your family is in our prayers, especially for healing and strength. God Bless you and all others in need of his loving touch! Diana

-- Diana (count@393.day), December 04, 1998.

EdGoing onto a vent is NOT good, but coming OFF is SUPERB< FANTASTIC< GREAT This is GOOD NEWS GOOD!!!!


Here a couple more prayers for Gram

Chuck who spent a LOT of time working in an ICU

-- Chuck a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), December 04, 1998.

after coming off the ventilator, my mom hovered near death for seven days. the nurses and docs said she was probably dieing, but that she could rebound. well, she HAS rebounded, however,she cannot keep food down. right before the heart attack, she was complaining that she always felt like vomiting. they did the gastro whatever thing to check for ulcers, and found nothing. they say there is no reason for her nausea. chuck, the night driver, any ideas? I should also mention she has diabetes. its amazing how much better shes doing, except for the thowing up everytime she eats.

-- ed (edrider007@aol.com), December 17, 1998.


I'm glad to see that your mom has rebounded!

A guess - Perhaps her nausea is related to her diabetes somehow. Because diabetes interferes with the process of cellular nutrition, it can affect any living cell in the body and thus have a wide variety of effects, according to my endocrinology (the pancreas is an endocrine gland) specialist.

-- No Spam Please (anon@ymous.com), December 17, 1998.

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