It is my hope that this blog will give hope and comfort. It was in the spirit of that hope that I focused only on the positive aspects of Dad's health in the last update. I still want to keep this focus, but I think I should have mentioned some of the more difficult issues Dad is facing. He is still in critical condition: he hasn't made very much progress with his ventilator in the last day or two, the doctors think he has group acquired pneumonia (which they think is the cause of his fever), and he has been in a constant state of tachycardia (average heart rate of 130) since Friday. If you pray, please continue to pray for our father.
We love and appreciate all of you.