Please pray for peace and comfort during the procedure. It is very difficult for my dad to breathe when he is flat on his back (which he needs to do for this procedure). As you can imagine, that alone causes some anxiety. Please pray that the procedure goes well and that there are no complications. Please pray for strength for our Mom as well as she is quite exhausted and physically feeling the effects of sleepless nights and heavy lifting/transferring as my dad becomes much more dependent on her.
This is a big step emotionally for our parents, and for our entire family. Dad is still able to eat, but soon even that will be taken away from him, and today is another obvious sign of the rapid decline of this horrible disease.
Thank you for your prayers. We know, and are comforted knowing, that God alone is in control.
Judson W. Van de Venter
All to Jesus I surrender;