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My grandma was very ill as an old lady. She had diabetes and was always in pain. Other than that, she would go to the hospital very often because she needed pills and treatment. I remember going to the hospital almost every weekend with my cousins and sister to help watch my grandma and translate for her if she had something to tell the doctor and nurses.

The memory that stayed with me the most until now was during my grandma's last stay at the hospital, which was also her last couple of months she had left that no one knew. I was alone with my grandma and my younger sister had went to go get a snack to eat. My grandma was making a fuss and then started to say, "Come help me doctor..." I looked at the door and no one was there. I started to get freaked out and told her there was no one there, but she insisted there was. Then she started to pull on her IV to get it out. I held her hand to get her to stop and before I knew it, the IV came out. The weird thing was that she did not even pulled the IV hard enough to get it out. I got worried so I called the nurses, and then I looked at where she was talking to and said, "Help my grandma..."

When the nurses came they strapped my grandma down to put the IV back, and by then my younger sister was already back. My grandma was struggling and did not want the IV in her. When things couldn't get worse, I started to laugh SO hard out of nowhere and began to get light-headed and dizzy. I know I shouldn't had laugh after seeing my grandma being tied like a crazy person, but it was almost as if something came over me. And when my grandma saw me laughing, she looked at me very strange almost as if I was someone else.

Thinking back to that day, it still creeps me out; especially the look on my grandma's eyes when she saw me laughing so cruelly. She had never look at me like that before and never did again. I still wonder who my grandma saw that day and what came over me to make me do that...

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essiej (guest)
14 years ago (2008-01-16)
I think like frawin. He can look like lots of things to lots of people so I think maybe she saw her helper to the other side.
Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
14 years ago (2008-01-15)
Hi sorry. Illness and death, especially of loved ones, are always emotionally charged. You were the only one in the room with your Grandmother and you saw the confusion as she called for the doctor, and most likely pain she was going through, I'm sure you were greatly relieved when the nurses came. Then seeing your Grandmother strapped down, maybe shamed by the events and it sounds like quite angry, it would have been an emotional roller coaster for you. Laughter can be a natural (not necessarily appropriate) release for the tension and stress you were feeling. Since it wasn't the usual response to such a somber situation, your Grandmother probably did give you an odd look. You went through a terrible, stressful situation. I'm sorry for your loss and the feelings of guilt (I think) Your Grandma isn't worrying about it now, you should try not to.
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
14 years ago (2008-01-14)
I wouldn't be to hard on yourself, many of us will have some type of physical and/or emothional reaction and response tp extreme stressos. And this situation would certainly qualify as extreme.

As far as who your grand mother may have seen... It may have any number of people, visions or entities coming to help her on her journey, to help her so she would not have to endure the frightening ordeal of passing alone. She may have been seeing her guide.

God Bless!
FRAWIN (guest)
14 years ago (2008-01-14)
Hello Sorry,
Another possibility of who your Grandmother seen, seeing how she didn`t recognize him(she called him Dr.), could have been the "death angel". I don`t know if she died at this time or not but maybe your laughing came from this entity who found humor in us "mere humans" as we fight so hard to hang on to this life, something it never has had. Thank you for sharing your story and God Bless.

mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
14 years ago (2008-01-14)
Hi sorry. I'm not sure what to think of this. What kind of medications did they have your Grandmother on in the hospital? It may have caused her to be dilusional or to hallucinate or something of that nature. You said she was old and very ill. I agree with whitebuffalo about the nervous laughing because two of my children do that. OR, it could have been a ghostly doctor or nurse that she saw and he influenced your behavior as well as your Grandmother's behavior. I feel like the best explanation would be my first thoughts on the experience but you are the one that was there and know what you saw and felt. Thanks for sharing your experience. ~Shelby ❤
whitebuffalo (guest)
14 years ago (2008-01-14)
Hi Sorry,
Well, the other two post MAY be what happened to you, but let me tell you a true description of myself.
When I get extremely agitated or nervous, I laugh. There may be nothing in my whole life at that point in time worthy of receiving laughter, but I do it.
Watching your Grandmother go through such pain, hearing her speak as if to a doctor, and then trying to prevent this obviously intent woman in ripping out her i.v., I would think you may have been experiencing a bit of emotional distress. When that happens the part of us that is in charge of controlling a situation takes over, and deals with it in a way that may not be what we would think we would do, but we do it at that time.
I can imagine with all of that activity going on in her hospital room, (what with the reinsertion of the i.v. And checking to make sure no damage was done) if someone would break out into laughter, some pretty odd looks would be slanted their way. I, myself have gotten the "Have you lost your mind?" look on occasion.
I am not positive this is what happened, as I was not there. Just another suggestion as to what may have occurred.
Thank you for your story.
huendchen (49 posts)
14 years ago (2008-01-14)
I agree that you were perhaps fleetingly taken over by this spirit your grandmother saw. This isn't unheard of. I think the spirit didn't have total control over you, but enough to change your facial expression to look more like his (some claim to have experienced the same thing by scrying in a mirror) and influence your thoughts. This would explain why your grandmother saw you differently and why you laughed at something you wouldn't otherwise have found funny. Tingling, light-headedness, nausea and dizziness are common reactions when a spiritual presence is near you, 'touching' you or interfering with your energy. I have to wonder who this man was, but I'm stumped for an answer. Great story, thanks a lot for sharing!

Cirdan (guest)
14 years ago (2008-01-14)
Wow, must be really hard to think about what you did. But maybe you took the spirits emotion inside so that you were laughing, like maybe the... Spirit was?

I'm sorry, I'm kind of new to this part of the "spiritual world" but I've heard about it. It's not really a possesion if you were -awake- during the laugh.

Thanks for the story, I hope your Grandma is doing good.

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