Saturday, May 24, 2008

your thoughts and prayers please

I'm taking a minute to ask for your thoughts and prayers today. My 85 year old grandfather is seriously ill. He fought on pneumonia last week, but somehow, has a serious infection now. He was taken to a larger hospital where they did surgery to remove a pocket of infection from his shoulder, but it's also now in the bloodstream. he's been given a 50-50 chance of survival. So, we need your prayers.

I know he won't live forever, but...well, we still need him. Grandma still needs him. My Mom certainly needs him. Mom just can't cope with Grandma on her own. Their relationship is too adversarial. And, to be honest, there aren't many people who can cope with Grandma. Grandpa is her tie to reality and to life. He keeps her grounded when no one else can. He keeps her calm when no one else can. It's difficult explain.

Mom and I are driving to Hays today to see him. he came through surgery ok, but still has a long road to hoe--if he gets the chance to hoe it.

So, please pray for courage, and for strength and for His grace.

1 comment:

agent713 said...

You've got 'em!