Sunday, May 13, 2012

My grandma departed on 3rd of May, leaving behind her beloved children and grandchildren. Born on the year of Rat, she is 89 years old.

She always complain that nobody accompanies her although friends and relatives came and visited her frequently. She also used to complain that nobody cooks for her eventhough she had just taken her meal. But now these complaints can no longer be heard.

This photo was taken earlier this year when we were having reunion dinner during Chinese New Year. Only on that day itself we realised that her middle toe turned dark and after inspection, we found out that it was a gangrene (death of soft tissues due to loss of blood supply).

Her middle toe needs to be amputated to prevent the gangrene from spreading to other parts of her left foot. Unfortunately, the gangrene spreads to her foot few weeks after surgery and the leg below her knee had to be amputated again. She kept complaining about the pain she hand endured after surgery and it was a painful experience for her and her family members.

The condition of her leg was not good and the gangrene spreads again. We were in the dilemma of deciding whether to opt for a third surgery for her. At last, we have no options but to opt for the third surgery. She had undergone 3 surgeries from February until May!

The wound on her leg seemed to recover nicely few weeks after the surgery and doctor said the healing process is smooth. All of us were overjoyed and when we thought she had won this battle, she departed due to old age on a gloomy Thursday evening.

She had been a great grandma and she always will be. Happy Mothers' Day~


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