She was diagnosed with lung cancer (stage 4) a few months ago and then began radiation to treat the cancer and brain legions. As soon as she started radiation, a few weeks later she passed out and the doctors discovered she had a blod clot in her lungs. As soon as that happened she went in to the ICU. Yesterday, at 3:30pm CST she passed away as peacefully as she could.
My grandma was my second-mom. She was a fighter, hard nosed tough sone of a gun, but had a heart of gold. She was in Florida when I got the news and she told me not to worry and that she would fight this and she will be there when our baby girl is born (in October). Knowing how strong of a women she is, I thought for sure she was right. It is a shock that she passed away, but her entire immediate family, minus one person, was there to say good bye. She was conscious enough to say that she loved me before Lindsay and I left and then the doctors amped up the morphine and took off her breathing mask. Not even 30 mins later, she was gone.
Looking at this realistically it's so sad and such a loss. It also affects me because now my dad has officially lost both of his parents (both at an older age, but reality does settle in that death is inevitable). Grandma Glo can now reunite with all of her loved one's that have passed over, like her husband, brother, sister, my mom, her mom and dad and many others. I know she will be there when our baby is born in spirit with the rest of my family and I will miss her everyday.
The era of my grandparents has officially ended. The world as I used to know it is over. Their house in Florida will be sold, her home in Mission hills will be gone and then everything becomes a memory. It was a beautiful thing to see my entire family unify during this time, get along (for the most part) and to see how much love was filled in the consultation room in the ER.
With many hugs, love and kisses, Lindsay and I will miss you greatly Grandma-ma. Say hi to my mom, Stewy, Papa Sy, Aunt Roz, Grandpa Martin and the rest of the family. It's never goodbye, we will see each other again one day. I also hope there are unlimited slot machines for you to pull in heaven!