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  Posted: May 18, 2012 6:58 AM FEED
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relish 5y ago
My Grandpa had his foot amputated today. 😞 He's already lost one leg to just below the knee. All thanks to diabetes and him not looking after himself properly. He had a stroke some time back and has a weakness on one side, so this is pretty much the end of his independence. He's quite accepting of what's happening. He's a tough guy. Fingers are crossed this isn't the beginning of a steady start downhill. 😞
  • Not good Rell let's hope he recovers on a positive

  • best wishes for your Grandpa.. And for you and your family too...tough to watch✨

  • The picture is absolutely stunning - not so good though, the news about your grandpa ... Hope his op went well ... is he very old? Here's hoping there's a prosthetic that can be of help πŸ˜”πŸ˜˜

  • Good luck to you and your Grandpa dearξ„†ξ˜

  • relish 5y ago

    @franskats Thanks Fran! He's.....85 I think. He's got a prosthetic leg but I doubt very much he'll be able to walk with a prosthetic foot. He's not steady enough. He used to have an electric scooter, but he ran someone over on it (πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Funny but not!!), so he'll be in a wheelchair now I think. His health has been going slowly downhill for some time now. I worry this will speed things up. πŸ˜–

  • Sending love your way.

  • Sad news mate! I hope he pulls through and gets a bit of quality of life and mobility. Beautiful photo and it's hard to hit like without mentioning it's for the photo and not the news... Hugs to you...

  • ❀sorry to hear about your grandpa. The photo is lovely!

  • gita_ 5y ago

    aw hun πŸ˜” sounds like he's a bit of a fighter though! & maybe now he'll look after himself a bit more!! 😊

  • Sorry to hear πŸ™ sending hugs your way and keeping you and your family in my prayers ✨

  • Good luck to you and your Gandpa dear πŸ˜„

  • Big hug, pretty shot, sad news sweets

  • V nice !

  • Send my regards to your grandpa!

  • beautiful Rell!!.... sorry about your Grandpa tho 

  • It's sad to lose independence at any age - hope he copes well with the wheelchair (and doesn't run anyone else over! 😨 πŸ˜‚) 😘

  • I am thinking about you and your family ❀.

  • Beautiful!!😍😍😍😍

  • Beautiful shot! Your Grandpa will be ok because he's got a loving familyπŸ’

  • ❀ families huh? 😲😁😜😘

  • @relish I'm sorry! I hope things for him improve at least from a maintenance perspective. My hubby's Grandpa had similar issues & had toes & foot bones removed continually, trying hard to save his feet because he had Congestive heart failure & needed to be mobile. He passed 5 yrs ago after they told him the combination of all his illnesses wouldn't allow him 18 mths, he made it over 3 yrs past that. The determination to survive can amaze you sometimes. I hope you have a ton more time with him! β€βŒβ­•βŒβ­•

  • Oh sorry, babe.  it's probably harder for you to watch than it is him to have to deal with it. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and learning how to take care of himself. Hugs to you, my sweet! 

  • lmilla 5y ago

    I'm sorry - that's so hard...

  • I'm sorry Rell.😞 Sending big hugs. I pray for a speedy recoveryπŸ™β€

  • Aww, good thoughts to him! And you!!

  • Awh im sorry rel :(

  • πŸ™ Sending your whole family ❀

  • So sorry to hear.

  • Ah, no. I'm sorry, Rell. Hugs.

  • I am sorry to hear about your grandpa Rell. *hugs*

  • sonz 5y ago

    Fingers cross here too. Like you said he is a tough guy so let's hope that l things don't start to slide. πŸ™πŸ˜˜

  • Oh that's so tough but he sounds like a survivor. Best wishes!!

  • Sorry to hear about this, I'll pray for him tonight

  • Big hugs! Be patient with grandpa... his body craves sugar. I know it's hard understand and it's hard to explain but unless you have the willpower to break the addiction to sugar you keep craving it even though you know it's bad for you. I know this because I also have diabetes. I can't even drink a non diet soda. If I have one, just one, all I can think about is having another one. Prayers for you both. I hope you are able to spend some fun time with him.

  • I'm so sorry honey. I know it must be hard on him and the entire family but his ability to accept his situation will take him far. It's not the end yet. That's what wheels are for.😊😘😘😘❀

  • relish 5y ago

    @pussindocs Thank so much for your comment, Hun! He was laughing hysterically this afternoon. He hasn't done that in a long time. It was so good to see!

  • relish 5y ago

    @hellofromjo Thank you so much! I saw him today and he's doing so well. I appreciate your comment. 😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @franskats I was a couple of years off! He's actually 87 next week!

  • relish 5y ago

    @kiwi_chick Thank you J! He's doing really well! 😘😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @angelafetzer Thanks Annie! 😘 saw him today and he's doing beautifully!

  • relish 5y ago

    @robynbromley I'll admit now that he's fine, that I was worried he might not make it through the operation. He's really really well today. My mum and Dad saw him last week and he looked awful. The poison from the ulcer would've been circulating around his body. The flesh was apparently black. 😱 He was happy and laughing today.

  • relish 5y ago

    @beanieboy Thank you so much for your well wishes. I really appreciate it. 😊

  • relish 5y ago

    @bowielectric Thank you so much my friend! I was off a couple of years, he turns 87 next week!

  • relish 5y ago

    @gita_ He is a fighter! He looked wonderful today. So healthy now that what was basically poisoned flesh is gone. Thank you hun! 😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @shibz2311 Thank you Leslie! He's doing wonderfully. I saw him this afternoon.

  • relish 5y ago

    @_maru__ Thank you my dear friend. 😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @americanmale Thanks Grant! I saw him today and he actually looks better than he has in some time. I was a bit shocked to find they'd taken his leg up to just below the knee...it was only supposed to be the foot but he's fine with it!

  • relish 5y ago

    @jollyjoy_gf Thank you lovely!

  • relish 5y ago

    @cggirl_ru Thank you hun! He's doing extremely well and looks wonderful considering!

  • relish 5y ago

    @franskats How funny is that wheelchair story?? LOL!!!!! He currently needs assistance to eat food but he's totally fine and is quite happy to

  • relish 5y ago

    @franskats *have people help him to get to where he needs to go. 😊

  • relish 5y ago

    @freckles22 Thank you so much Sydney! 😘😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @james2231 Thanks James! 😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @relzie Thanks so much for your lovely words, Hun! 😘😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @debbiejayne Sure do!!! 😁😁😘😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @terrapingirl1 Thank you lovely for your kind words. He's doing wonderfully! I saw him today and he looks great and is very positive. 😘😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @lmilla Thank you! I saw him today and he's doing great!

  • relish 5y ago

    @mimiwings Thanks babe! Just did an update photo and you'll see he looks wonderful! 😘😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @allforus Thank you so much, sweet!

  • relish 5y ago

    @annacox Thanks Anna! He is doing great! Laughing, smiling and feeling good. 😊😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @susantrabucchi Thank you so much! 😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @vanchka Thank you! He's doing just fine! 😊😊

  • relish 5y ago

    @pastormacsann Thanks Ann! He's doing just fine. I saw him today and he was in high spirits! 😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @karenmurdoch Thank you Karen! I saw him today and he's actually lost his leg to just below his knee but he's fine with it and very positive. 😊😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @sonz 😘😘 It was funny (but not) when we walked into the hospital room and I looked at his legs and saw they were the same size...I was trying to work out how they had positioned his leg to do that...then I said to mum "Uh.....his legs are the same size....they took more than his foot!" 😱😱

  • relish 5y ago

    @donnagem Thanks babe! Saw him today and he's doing wonderfully!

  • relish 5y ago

    @sadiemae11 Thank you darling! He's actually doing really really well. He lost his leg up to just below his knee so he has both legs the same now. He's totally fine and was saying he was glad that his heart is still beating. 😊😊😘

  • relish 5y ago

    @cimbaro Thanks sweet! No need to try and explain it to me, diabetes is all through my family. Both my Grandfathers are insulin dependent as is my husband. The Grandpa I'm talking about here is on various medications and also lack of exercise of any kind contributes to his stupidly high readings.

  • relish 5y ago

    @michiepoo Thanks babe! I saw him today and he's doing great. His carers will have to move him around now. He won't be able to walk on 2 prosthetic legs but he's fine with it. 😊😊

  • It was funny Rell - but I felt mean smirking!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Just saw this post. Hope he's recovering at top speed :) Many hugs to your Grandpa and family!

  • Awww Bless, sorry to hear about your Gradpa, best wishes for a speedy recovery my friend.βœ¨πŸ˜Šβœ¨πŸ‘βœ¨

  • Sorry to read about your grandpa, hope he is recovering well.

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