We have some exciting news to share. We just brought Dad home to his basement apartment in our house and he is sitting comfortably in his chair with his cat Pete nearby! Thank you for all of the visits, cards, emails, texts, meals, and especially those that sat with him day and night these past few weeks. Thanks also for the many prayers on his behalf, which God has answered. Please continue to lift him (and us) up in the upcoming days and months as there are many difficult times and decisions ahead. For now, he is just happy to be home and out of the hospital.
For those who would like more details, Dad still has the infection, but the antibiotic seems to be controlling the symptoms and he can continue the four week course from home. His vitals, including his temperature/fever, have all looked good for several days, so the hospital felt comfortable discharging him. Dad is alert and feeling strengthened, although still a little tired. For this reason, please do call/email/text Jenn or James prior to visiting him, just to make sure he is able to see you. We are also still not sure of when he will be able to go back to work at Georgetown/Sunset, nor what his schedule will look like, so that is another reason to let us know before you visit. As always, he welcomes cards/emails/texts of encouragement at anytime.
Please pray for strength, health, and peace for Dad during this time. Specifically, please pray that God would spare him from further infections for at least a time. Pray also for his kids, for Jenn and I as we care for him, and for Rachel as she lives far away and is only able to visit as her work permits, which is very difficult for her. We are thankful that she could be with him this weekend. Finally, pray for wisdom for Dad and the family as to what we should do and how he can continue to serve the Lord. Our God is able, even when facing Stage 4 cancer.
James for Rachel and Jenn