2 Timothy 1:9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.
I'm headed out to the hospital to be with Dad this morning. Brennan and Melissa will go with me. I will do my best to update from the hosptial later if we receive any news.
Yesterday, Dad's liver enzymes were elevated for the 2nd time. I stayed with him until about 9:30 last night as he had an abdominal ultrasound of his organs at 8pm. Up until then, he wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything so I stayed to help him with his dinner after his test. I found him to be quite clear in his thinking yet very sleepy. PLEASE pray for him, especially, as we wait today to hear the results of this test. My gut tells me that Dr. Reddy is thinking metastesis. Oh, how I pray that's not the case.
Please pray for my Mom, too. She left around 5 last night with the beginning signs of the stomach bug that has been passed around as of late. Pray that it will be short-lived and that she'll soon be able to be by Dad's side, where she longs to be. Pray hard that Dad would not get this. He threw up on Wednesday night after a dose of Prednisone (given for unexplained hives on his face). Throwing up with a fractured 9th rib is not a pleasant experience.
We will, hopefully, be meeting with the rehab evaluator today. Pray that our decisions will be easy to make with regards to what happens next. We'll also be meeting with the hospice director to talk about that aspect of Dad's care and will have to decide if visiting nurses or hospice would be the best route to take when Dad is able to go home.
For those of you not on Facebook, here's a picture that Brennan posted yesterday. Our dear neighbors, Duane & Nancy bought Dad a new hat. He loves it!
I awoke this morning with the words to this hymn playing in my head. It seems quite fitting for such a time as this.