|I could not have made this without Gene's help|
My knife teacher is back in the hospital again. He spent most of December and part of January at Cox South here in Springfield, and has only been able to get into the workshop with me three times since his release. The other night, he woke up about 3 a.m., unable to breathe, and told his wife that he didn't think he was going to make it. Thankfully, they were able to get him to the hospital where he is getting treated. He sounds awful, (I talked to him this morning), but he says they're giving him the right drugs so we are hoping for the best.
His condition is serious. He told me about two weeks ago that they won't put him on the heart/lung transplant list because of his previous exposure to multiple carcinogens. The doctor has suggested surgery to remove the bottom parts of his lungs so that after some therapy, he can inhale more deeply.
Pray for Gene that the doctors can find a cure for the bug causing the chronic fevers. Pray for the doctors to come up with a way to help Gene breathe better. Pray for Gene's strength to return to the point where he can go into the knife shop to supervise my lessons and work on his own projects. Pray for the salvation of both Gene and his wife, Cathy. Pray for my witness to them. I love them both. Gene just turned 57.