My great grandma

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My great grandma

My great grandma fell and broke her hip and has been in the emergency room all night. Somehow, I am only hearing about this right now. She needs surgery, but she might not make it. I'm really worried and feel helpless that there isn't anything I can do. 

We're sorry to hear this, Pangolin. You can be as helpful as possible at home, to aid your parents who will be busy with visiting and care for your great grandma. You can send a get-well card, picture, or note. And, if you're religious, you can pray for your great grandma's recovery, and for the doctors and nurses who tend to her.


submitted by pangolin, Outskirts of the Galaxy
(November 9, 2021 - 7:00 pm)

Oh no!! I'm so sorry to hear that, pangolin!! :((((

I hope she gets better!! :C

submitted by Fairytales , A hidden world
(November 9, 2021 - 8:29 pm)
submitted by top
(November 10, 2021 - 4:24 pm)

Oh, Pangolin.  You poor thing.  I know how you feel.  It's almost been a year since my great- grandma passed and I know how you feel.  It's going to be okay, and I wish her the best.

submitted by Pheonix, age 10, The Ashes
(November 10, 2021 - 6:14 pm)

Pangolin, I am so sorry. I know how that feels and it's scary. I will pray for your great grandma, if you'd like. 

I hope you know that we are here for you. 
submitted by Periwinkle, age Pi, Somewhere in the stars
(November 10, 2021 - 6:20 pm)

Oh no! I really hope she's okay. Thinking of you. 

submitted by Lupine
(November 10, 2021 - 6:31 pm)

Oh, pangolin! I am so sorry to hear that. I will pray for your Great Grandmother. I know how it feels to lose or almost lose someone important. (I lost my grandpa last March). The most important thing to remember is you aren't alone. 

submitted by Princess Juniper, age she/her, Unknown
(November 10, 2021 - 11:04 pm)
Hey Pangolin,
I'm so sorry that happened! I hope everything is going well. In the meantime, some things that can help with worry are:
1. A weighted blanket or a vest- if you don't have one of these at home, a heavy pillow can help, or piling blankets on top of yourself (don't overheat!)
2. Movement- If you find yourself feeling icky, then going for a walk really does help.
~If that doesn't help~  
3. Sometimes when I get REALLY nervous, it gets hard to really move or do excercise. A good way to calm down is to flap your hands, shake your legs, or jump around. Be careful when you do this, though! You don't want to flap or shake so hard that you start to irritate your joints.
4.  Picture your worry in your mind. Tell yourself, "Hey, I'm not thinking about that right now." Close your eyes and shake your head once, like you're throwing the thought out of your mind. DON'T SHAKE TOO HARD HAHA THAT WOULD BE PAINFUL! JUST A QUICK NOD LIKE YOU'RE BEING INDIGNANT AND STUBBORN
5. Picture your worries in a box made of whatever material you want. Close the box. Now load that freaking box on a catapult and get! It! Outta there!! :D 
And most importantly, talk to someone or something! Write your thoughts down. Talk to an adult or a friend!
Admins, anything to add? 
I hope this helps and I hope your great grandma is doing well! 
These are great suggestions, Nutmeg. Sometimes it can also help to focus on taking slow, steady breaths. I like to count while I breathe in and count while I breathe out. - Admin
submitted by Nutmeg
(November 11, 2021 - 11:41 am)


I think I speak for the whole CB community when I say that we are here for you.

Sending prayers and a basket of warm croissants,

Phoenix Tears 

submitted by Phoenix Tears, age 12, Revolutionary Grape Jelly
(November 14, 2021 - 7:36 pm)

I'm so sorry! Sending prayers and love. CrySurprised

submitted by Shining Star, age 13 eons, The Milky Way
(November 16, 2021 - 3:54 pm)