It is actually the wee hours of Friday morning - but within the last 24 hours there has been quite a bit of bad news. I found out that my uncle, who is a diabetic had to undergo emergency surgery for his foot. It appears that he had a wound of some sort that went untreated until it was gangrene. He is in a cardiac unit for his heart. Please pray for my Uncle Gene. He is a tough old bird, but he lost part of his other foot previously and it hit him pretty hard. I also do not know what this has done to his heart.
I also heard that my second cousin, Mark collapsed in his home on Sunday and was rushed to the hospital. It appears he has a very serious brain tumor. They have done surgery and don't expect him to live until the end of the year. It is terribly sad as he is only in his 50s and will likely be outlived by his parents who are in their 80s. Some things just feel so terribly wrong.
Please pray for these two men in my family.