As I've mentioned, on Monday evenings I go to our community supper. I've made several friends there, including an older fellow who is a Korean War vet, so I'm assuming he's in his 80s. His name is Emil. He went into hospital about a week and a half ago for knee replacement surgery. Normally, in these days, it's pretty minor, but with the elderly, any surgery can be dangerous.
I heard this evening that his kidneys have shut down. We were hoping one of his children would show up so we could find out more, but none did, which is disconcerting.
Please, of your charity, offer your prayers for his well being, both physical and spiritual. If you're not the praying sort, please send warm, supportive thoughts his way.