Hi everyone~ I know I haven't really been around here for awhile. I have had a lot going on lately.... A little over 2 months ago, my grandma, who I love SO much, suffered a massive stroke. It was a brain stem stroke, so it affected her entire body. She couldn't move, speak, eat, ect... She could only move her eyes. She was breathing on her own but did have a trach placed to help clean out her throat. She also had a feeding tube placed. Her prognosis was very poor. She had started to make some improvement and was eventually moved to a skilled nursing facility. We went to visit her often, and we always took the kids with us. She looked a little strange because she wasn't able to make any facial expressions, and she didn't have her teeth in. But she could look at us. And we would all talk to her. You could never tell if she was happy, sad, angry....it has been very hard. I knew she was never going to come out of this, but I did have some hope. She did seem to be getting a little better every day. She was turning her head and moving her mouth. However the last few times I saw her, she didn't seem to be "there", like she was before. She often seemed to be looking past us, instead of at us. She had been rushed to the hospital a few times, and was even in the ICU for a few days with pneumonia a couple weeks ago. She had come through everything they said she wouldn't...so it seemed like there was some hope. My dad got a call yesterday when he was at my house.....he needed to get there right away; she was in respiratory distress. He called a few hours later to say it was her heart, and he gave the ok to take her off the heart machine, since there was too much damage to her heart at that point. She wasn't going to make it through the night, he said. He called 20 min later to say she had passed. I am still in shock and grieving terribly. I am saddened beyond belief that I am never going to see her again, or hear her loud sweet voice again. She was the only person in my entire life who always loved me the way I am....she never turned on me. I am going to miss her sooooooooo much... I just wanted to stop in and say hello to everybody here, and let you know what is going on with me in case anyone was wondering. I hope you are all doing well.