Thanks to the Paschals and Folkers coming down and staying with our kids (even baby Luke!), Jared and I were able to go up to see Gerald together for a couple of hours. It was good to see him! He still has his sense of humor, as long as he's getting plenty of oxygen, but when he exerts himself (talking, moving around much), he begins to get confused until he gets his oxygen levels back up. He is on antibiotics and now steriods for the pneumonia, so hopefully when that takes effect, his oxygen levels will be better. We had been concerned that the confusion was something worse, but now that he's on oxygen, that seems to have improved, which is at least a small relief.
He is having the PET scan this morning as far as we know. I think it will be afternoon before those results are in. Please pray about those results. It is difficult to know what to pray for. We know God can heal him completely if that is His will. We also know He can take Him quickly if that is His will. We also know that in this fallen world, sometimes illness is a long and difficult process, and really we are hoping that will not be the case for him, but we trust God knows what is best for all of us, including Gerald. Thank you for keeping up and for praying for him.
**Thanks also to all of you who have emailed, called, prayed, offered to keep kids, etc. I know we are not the only ones who have gone, are going, or will go through this. Thank you for all of it. We hope to be more and more like the Jesus we see in each of you.**