Posted on Thursday, June 10th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Things aren’t too great with my grandma lately, which may be to be expected since she is very close to her 101th birthday (June 17th, but more officially June 19th since that is the day her birth certificate was recorded). And that is a very long time for anyone to live.

She barely wakes up anymore and doesn’t get out of bed except once every day or every other day to go use the toilet, and even then she can barely walk anymore and has to be wheeled the 10 feet to the bathroom.

A priest came to give her an Annointing of the Sick and she seemed to feel better afterwards, saying that it was “lovely” and “emotional”.

She can be woken up for short periods of time, but is exhausted afterward. She sleeps about 23 hours out of every 24. She is tired, and I suppose it is to be expected after so many years of life. In many respects she is one of the lucky ones, because she did not have a slow decline that lasted for years like many other people do. In fact, although she was already close to the exhaustion she is demonstrating now, she danced last month at a party. Her spirit is strong. Here is the video.

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18 Responses to “Abuelita”

  1. randi says:

    That is the sweetest thing I have seen in a while :)

  2. Norma says:

    Increible! Sad to see her go, seeing how much she enjoys life. Can you email it or post it in facebook to show to all the family?

  3. Anonymous says:

    me encanto te amo abuela tamara desde argentina

  4. Laura says:

    This video just made my heart smile :) I love her so very much!!!

  5. Gaynor says:

    Still an amazing lady!

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