Monday, November 3, 2008
We stood huddled around his bedside and recited some of the words of Psalm 23. Tears, hope, grief all mingled amongst the sobs of his brothers, sisters, parents and friends. Prayers lifted added a sweet smell to the antiseptic odor of the hospital emergency room. Life and death hung in the balance and we all waited. And are still waiting.
Josh is 18 and is the brother of Anna and Abbie. (If you are a regular to our blog, you might remember them.) He was airlifted to San Fransisco last night. There they have the equipment to properly diagnose and help him. We hope. The local doctors think that the ear/sinus infection he has been struggling with lately has infected his brain. This caused him to stop breathing and for his life to hang in the balance.
We had the girls yesterday and we were called to bring them to the hospital, so they could see their brother. Their dad is our pastor and their mom, my friend, and the afternoon of waiting for the airlift was one of the hardest I have experienced, and I can only begin to imagine what his family is feeling. Pray for Josh and his family and friends, if you are so led. Thanks.