Saturday, June 06, 2009

My Lovely Grandma Clara

In the post about our quick trip to Utah, I got to hug & see my WONDERFUL Paternal Grandmother. Clara Dodge raised 8 children (and did a MIGHTY fine job!) She has loved over 38 grandchildren, and I have lost count of the great grandchildren!

She has been healthy and fit and not had any major ailments, she is 93 years old. I am amazed at all she accomplishes in a day, she attends the temple 3 times a week, and she helps grandpa with genealogy. The grand kids all agree, that receiving a Birthday card from grandma was like Clock-work. She never forgot.

Grandma is in the hospital, on June 1st she had some pain while she slept, and Grandpa took her to the Dr. in the morning. They found that her heart rate was not stable, dropping into the 30 bpm range. They made the decision to put in a pace maker.
Surgery was June 3rd. She did not do well, she had a blood clot block her brain , and she had a major stroke. she has no use of her right hemisphere. She may not make it.

We are all so saddened by this sudden down turn. She is a ROCK of a woman, a ANGEL of a grandmother, and is such a fine example of love & devotion to the Lord.

Please join with me in praying for Grandma Clara, and Grandpa Arvid. We Love them SO much!


Brenda said...

Dee, we will keep her in our prayers. So sorry to hear she is not doing well.

Brenda said...

I hope everything turns out OK for your Grandma. Thank you for all that you are doing for Girl's Camp!