(Rich is on the right in the darker blue, hubby on the left)
Please pray for my brother Rich.
Rich is my only brother, just 13 months older than I am. Although our views on life and our belief systems are quite different he is still my good buddy. He is a very genuine person and no one can make me laugh as hard as he can. He's very funny.
OK. Here's the deal. He has a disease of the esophagus called accalasia.
From time to time he has trouble getting food down his throat. He always has to eat slowly because gravity is doing maybe as much work as the esophagus. It's been a challenge for him for a long time. In the last few weeks it has gotten a lot worse. He can barely get any solid food down. He's losing weight, trying to get his calories in with Ensure.
Unfortunately, all they can do for him is remove the nonfunctioning part of the esophagus (about 1/3 to 1/2) and pull his stomach up to attach it to what's left. They have to open his chest to do this, I believe.
Well, it looks like he's going to have to have the surgery. Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and peace for my brother and his children. He is a widower so I will be going to a lot of his appointments with him. Please pray too that he will be able to have the surgery soon so he doesn't lose any more weight. And, of course, that the surgery will be a success.
Could you also pray that he will feel the love of God surrounding him.?
Thank you, blogging friends !!!!!