There is a stone in our office I pass by every day. Painted on the stone is this verse, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.” 1 Samuel 7:12b
When I see it, I think of Fulton. In just a few short months, this December, it will be 10 years since the accident. How many times I was sure he was going to die. But somehow God graciously brought him through over and over again! I’ve been comforted by the words of Samuel.
Today, I spoke with Fulton’s nurse on the phone. She said Fulton has “coarse lung sounds” which means you can hear his heavy breathing coming from his lungs without even using a stethoscope. She told me they tested him for COVID-19 but did not have the results yet. I could tell from her tone of voice, she was worried BIG time! I said to my wife, Ruth Hill, “Here we go again.” I thought to myself another time to trust God.
As it turned out, the test for COVID-19 was negative, but he still has pneumonia. They have started the antibiotics, and will put a PICC line in tonight. There’s no room for him to go to the local hospital, so they’re treating Fulton’s pneumonia at the nursing home.
I don’t know what is going to happen. He could catch COVID-19 tonight or die of pneumonia. All I know is, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12b) And I take comfort in that. Once again, I treasure your prayers for Fulton. Thank you for caring!