We've all shed so many tears this week, anticipating his passing, but now it looks as though we'll have him for a bit longer than we first thought.
Yesterday they did an angiogram and found that he had had a second heart attack, caused by a blockage in an artery. Diagnosis had been confused as because he has type 2 diabetes, he didn't experience any chest pain when it happened. They removed the blockage and put in two stents. He'll need another angiogram in eight weeks, but the crisis for now has been averted. We know he won't survive another heart attack, but at least we have some more time with him.
I am so grateful for all of the prayers and healing that has been sent to both him and all of the family, you see - prayers do work. It will take time for him to recover as he's been so very ill and he is eighty-five years old, was very frail and weak to start with; but we can continue to surround him with love, for a while longer, and that'll be so good for him. And we have done that this last week - we've all told him just how much we love him; his response has been to say that he can't believe what a wonderful family he has.
It's so important to tell you loved ones that you do love them, for we never know when they can be taken from us. And although I am a firm believer in the afterlife and reincarnation, I still miss the physical presence of those who have already crossed the veil.
They do let me know that they are with me, it's such a comfort to know that they are still around, even if I can't give them a hug.
Please today - tell your family how much you love them and keep telling them. After all, love is the most important thing around - without love, unconditional love - what is there?