Saturday, April 2, 2011

For the one we loved

Although I lived over 2,000 miles away from my Grandma Havlick, she was a very special person to me. She was the only grandparent that came to my wedding, which meant more to me than she will ever know. She always had something funny and witty to say, which was always entertaining. On October 25th, 2010, she was in a terrible car accident and air lifted to Albany Medical Center. There, she spent 11 weeks in ICU fighting for her life. During that time her kidney's had failed, she was immobile due to fractures during the car accident, and sadly a tumor was found in her brain. Her breast cancer had returned, this time in her brain. After removing this tumor, there were many complications including the rehab facility forgetting to give her anti-seizure medication, which every brain surgery patient needs to have after such an invasive brain surgery. Cancer had just taken over her body. Many tumors later, struggling to live with the horrible kidney dialysis, she decided she did not want to live that way. The had decided to stop doing dialysis, so her body was no longer flushing any toxins, stop feeding her, and 6 days later after those decisions were made she passed away. The Wednesday before she passed, my mom's birthday, she was still conscious and talking, able to tell everyone she was not in pain and loved them. She passed away on Sunday at 3:15 am. She was a wonderful person, and caretaker, and she will be forever missed and always on our minds. I am sad to say, she was never able to meet Aiden, which is what upsets me the most. But, as she watches over him from heaven, she can see him every day, rather than only once a year when we visit New York. I posted some pictures of her that I will forever hold close to my heart. I love you, Grandma!

Los Dos Portillos, 2009

My Grandma, me, and mom

One of my best friends doing my grandma's makeup at my wedding! 

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