It has been a very hard week here. My brother had his heart catheterization (it was moved up unexpectedly so I couldn't post about it) and he has been diagnosed with a heart condition that cannot be cured--he will more than likely need a heart transplant. The left side of his heart is only working at 20% and we are all very discouraged. Please pray for Danny and his wife, Maria, that the medication he is on now will strengthen his heart. . . there is a chance it could do that, so we are hopeful. What makes it even more difficult is that Danny cannot work now and the bills still need to be paid, so it is hard for him to cope with that stress on top of everything else. Please pray for God's comfort, strength and blessing in their lives.
When it rains, it pours, I guess . . . my 22 year old niece is expecting her second child (she's two months along), and just found out she has chicken pox. This is very scary for all of us, since chicken pox is dangerous in adults and even more dangerous during pregnancy when the immune system responds differently. She is having difficulty with shortness of breath right now and we are worried about pneumonia. Please pray that God will protect her baby and bring both of them safely through this.