First, about Grandma Anna… she is Jeremy’s grandmother and she isn’t doing very well right now. She went to the hospital a week from yesterday with pnuemonia in her upper left lung. Within a few days it had spead all over both lungs. It is still there and they did another chest and neck x-ray to see if they could find out what was causing this. The pulminoligist (lung dr) came with news yesterday afternoon. Apparently her throat has stretched some in the last few years and now she isn’t able to swallow correctly. Some of her saliva, water, milk, and sometimes food is going down into her lungs and she is aspirating (choking) on this. This is most likely the cause of the bronchitis she has had off and on the last two years and now this bout of pnuemonia. Just pray for her, she is very tired of being sick and just wants to come home and see “her babies,” Noelle and AnnaBeth, again. We went up to see her on Mother’s Day since all the kids were healthy and she was thrilled. The nurses said it was the best day she’d had while there.
Now, to tell you about Noelle’s words. I just figured out some things she says. I’ve been hearing her say “Gramma” for a while now, but sometimes it seemed like just “Gram” and sometimes it seemed like it was “Grammama.” I realized what the differences were on Sunday. Jeremy’s mom is “Gramma” and my mom, who she talked to on the phone, is “Gram.” The other one is for Grandma Anna and I figured it out because she said it once at the hospital on Sunday and then yesterday, she pointed to the chair where Grandma Anna sits and said it. It dawned on me that she was saying, “Gram Amma.” It just hit me like a load of bricks when she did that yesterday. I was just thinking she was trying out different ways of saying it, but she has given each Grandma their own name to go with their own identity. So cool, huh? She may not walk yet, but she’s a smart one!!