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I was here for a short time yesterday morning, but kept feeling a bit strange when I woke up.  It felt like something was not right about the day.  At 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning, Bob called and told me that his brother who was admitted to the hospital on Monday might not make it through the day.  Steve was home, not due into work until 4:00 p.m., we quickly got ourselves together and headed to Fox Chase Cancer Center.

When we arrived many of the family members were there, and we sat and talked with everyone trying to get all the facts.  My BIL was in ICU, on an oxygen mask, fighting for his life to breathe.  He is a fighter in every way and would not let this get the best of him, he has fought so much in the last five years.

As the day wore on, more family members and friends showed up.  We were just not sure what was happening.  He was somewhat stable one minute and the next not at all.  He was having problems passing urine and we were told his kidneys were gradually shutting down, but at one point he was able to relieve himself.  It was so traumatic for everyone.

We were not sure whether he was going to make it through the evening or night. He was transferred to a single room which made it easier on the family.  His wife, and both his sisters stayed with him last night and today we are just waiting to hear the latest news.  Again, we were told by the doctors it could be any moment or any day.  Everyone is just feeling sick.

Please pray for Jim, he is only 55 years old.  We all want him to be free of his pain, but it is all in God’s hands.

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