Last night, very late, I got a call from my dad's primary care doctor. My dad had taken a turn for the worse, he said. They were doing everything that could be done, but things did not look good. He told me that he expected to be calling me during the night.
I tried to sleep. I must have, because I woke up to the sound of a distant train whistle. Normally in July windows would be shut, but it's been cool here and I clearly heard a whistle.
Being that my dad is an old C&O Railroad guy (welder) I half expected to get a call saying he was gone. "Life is Like a Mountain Railroad" started playing in my head.
But, I fell back to sleep and woke up as THGGM was leaving for work.
A few minutes later I got a call from the doctor.
My dad's condition had improved. His doctor seemed very surprised by this.
No one here knows just how long he will be able to keep this up, but, it was a very nice surprise to have him call me at the usual time this morning and have him tell me what he had just eaten for breakfast.
That's why I have posted the video above of him eating his lunch.
Presently the doctors are working to find the correct balance between keeping his kidney function up and his fluid levels down.
My family and I would appreciate your prays for him.
We know he is in good hands, and he knows he is in God's hands.