Vernon has been in isolation all week, which means people (friends as well as hospital staff) must ‘suit up’ in a paper gown, mask, and gloves in order not to spread the staff infection elsewhere. Vernon is being treated with antibiotics, that seem to be working very well. The hospital staff takes this all in stride,as it is typical of patients who have been in the hospital for an extended time. So though he always needs your prayers, please do not panic.
He has been stable all week, but today he is fighting a bladder infection and is feverish. With all the medication they immediately give him, it will pass, but I hope he isn’t feeling too bad.
Regardless of all this, he still has wonderful visitors. Today I arrived to this scene.
This is Paul Jackson, who brought his ministry of guitar and voice to the bedside today, and who is not afraid of germs. And beside him is Dorothy (one of my mentors in life….who has been by my side since before this season even started.) Thank you to all the visitors this week, Vernon and I both appreciate it, even though you have had to wear such ridiculous gear.
This too shall pass. And I expect it will be soon. It is a part of hospital life. Vernon continues to improve in the midst of it. In some ways the infections have allowed him to stay in the hospital longer before being transferred further away, but he still needs your prayers.
There is no fear in love. This is how I mean to go on. I hope you join me.