Lisa again. Brad had another ok night. One big coughing episode (that I heard, anyway), but was able to get some rest, Jenny as well. Brad is holding his own, still better than Sunday, but still very fatigued. From a medical standpoint, his situation is obviously, very serious, and some would say, grim. However, it's amazing to me the improvement he has shown over 2 days ago. I know all of you are praying, and I know you will continue to lift Brad up in prayer. He needs specific prayers today for his emotional strength and will to continue fighting. As would be expected, he is experiencing feelings of sadness and uncertainty; frustration with constantly approaching God's throne with the plea of healing for the past 2 years, and always seeming to receive a "no" answer. We all consider the physical improvement over 2 days ago an answered prayer, because we were very fearful of losing him then; we know and believe that God can and will still deliver him through this trial. I know Brad believes that too, and has since the beginning. But rightfully so, he has times of overwhelming sadness and desperation. Please pray specifically for Brad to have renewed spiritual and mental strength to fight this physical illness, and for him to be able to draw that strength first from God, then from family, from friends, and from within his self.
Jenny is so strong--what an amazing woman, wife, and mommy. I know she appreciates all of your kind encouraging words, and draws strength from them. The Southeast Church of Christ Praise Team came and did some awesome singing for and with Brad and Jenny yesterday--what an uplifting experience. More updates later.