August 13th, 2008, 10:51 pm
My Nana died today.
She got gout last month or so, but she beat it. So the doctor scheduled in home therapy. BUT! Nurse Kathy that everyone ":loves" decided it was best for her to have hospital therapy so she called 911 and had Nana transfered to the hospital.
Nana was doing well in therapy then they found an Incarcerated hernia, which means her inners shifted from all the time she spent in bed. The doctors were worried about how anesthesia might affect her so they went with the non-direct route. When they felt that it was corrected, she was transfered to an live in therapy center (which was the same place Dana's Mema and Nora went to and died).
I don't know how well she was doing there, but they found that she wasn't breathing with her full lung capacity. So, they wanted to put her on an oxygen treatment with a special mask to force all the CO2 out of the lower half of her lungs. Well, Nana didn't want to said mask because it covered most of her face, it velcroed down onto her head, which triggered her claustrophobia.
They decided to use the smaller mask with the elastic cord, after Marty showed her that she could take it off when it began to bother her. It seemed to be working. But Dad called this morning to say that the treatment wasn't working and it was decided to take her off the treatment and make her comfortable. Half an hour after the decision was made she passed on and five/ten minutes after the first call, Dad called me back to let me know.
Nana not only turned out to be an organ donor, but she also offered to donate her body to OU sciences.
So far, viewing plans are for Wednesday at Primrose and the funeral is going to be next Thursday.
Nana has plans to be buried next to Grampy at the cemetery outside of town. The head plaque is already made up with both their information, it just needs her death date. I think the armed forces will be taking care of this since they're the ones who provided it for their graves. Other than that, Grampy made sure everything else was taken care of...