Please continue to pray for Grandad. During the surgery, Grandad was put on a respirator, and he is slowly being â€œweanedâ€ off of it, so theyâ€™re keeping him sedated. Plus, thereâ€™s the complication that he has pneumonia from all the â€œstuffâ€ in his lungs, so theyâ€™re working on clearing that out before they â€œunsedateâ€ him.
I saw Grandad briefly yesterday, and it was sobering seeing him so still, with a tube in his mouth, and monitors all around. But, it is encouraging to know that soon he will be awake and aware of what is going on. I guess he and Melanie will be able to sympathize on the aftermath of stomach surgery :-), although Grandad definitely gets the â€œprizeâ€ for the worst surgery of the two.Â
Yesterday I heardÂ that Grandad quoted, â€œThis is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in itâ€ (Psalms 118:24), and Revelation 3:20 before being taken into surgery. Truly, he and Grandma have been leaning on the Lord, and will continue to be as they journey through this. Thank you for your prayers. They are an encouragement to our family, and to my Grandma, who checks the blog :-).
Resting in Jesus,
PS – Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! I know this year will be an extremely happy one for my brother who is a new dad :-).Â Dad and John arrived home today, so we’re very grateful to have them back safe and sound (they’ll post an update on that later).