Thursday, November 12, 2009
Poems for Prayers
Since I posted my get well card for Brian Salchert a couple of months ago, his sister has been kind enough to keep me informed of his health. While his hip turned out to be not as bad as originally thought, it is not expected that Brian will regain the use of his legs — a condition complicated, apparently, by a blood clot on his spine.
Through it all, Brian had been trying to use a laptop computer someone set up for him, but therapy and other activities left him with little time. Then, late this morning, I received a new message from Jean:
Brian is in the hospital again. This time he has pancreatitis. He needs a lot of prayers.
I think if I were to substitute the word “poems” for “prayers,” Brian would understand.