My entire family would like to ask for your prayers……My Granddad is very ill, he collapsed yesterday morning and was taken to Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. We learned that it was a seizure that he had. Sadly last night after a long day we found out that he has a brain tumor… The next few days will be filled with more tests and scans to find out if the tumors have spread and what our course of action should be.
The tumor in his brain is swollen so they are trying to get the swelling down and he is on anti-seizure meds. If he has tumors in the rest of his body they will biopsy those but if not they will have to biopsy the one in his brain. So right now it is overwhelming and my small close-knit family is still processing everything. Our world changed in a blink of an eye. My parents think that until we know more it is best if I stay in Ohio. It is hard, I want nothing more than to be with them and tell Granddad how much I love him…. but I trust what they think.
I will keep you all up to date as soon as my family knows each step of the way. Keep my Oma in your prayers as well, this is very hard for her. She had to be the one to call my brother after he collapsed which resulted in calling 911.
Now, let me tell you a little about my Granddad…..my grandparents are like second parents to me. We are very close…..they took care of me when I was a baby/toddler and up until the move I saw them about once a week. My granddad Earl was in the military and that is when he met my “Oma” (Hannelore) in Germany while he was stationed there….he brought himself home a bride. After he retired from the military he got into real estate, when I was little I would go with him every morning to “Open the houses”. I always wanted to go everywhere with Oma and Granddad. Growing up we always went on walks, went to horse shows at the fair, out to lunch and so much more. My brother, sister and cousin were so lucky to have such active grandparents. I never thought of them as “grandparents” but as my second parents… They bought my first car for me, helped pay for my wedding and they love their “Grand-dogs” as much I love them. When I knew we were going to relocate to Ohio my first thought was that I was going to miss out on years with them. I am SO lucky to be 31 and have them in my life, not being there is hard.
I know I can speak for my whole family when I say that we love Granddad more than words could say. I am sending ALL my love and prayers to Oklahoma and I hope you all will do the same.
**UPdate** these are my mothers parents.