My father in law is not doing any better. He had extreme breathing difficulties through the night. Only in a public Irish hospital would there be no doctor on hand for an elderly patient in liver and heart failure. They literally had nurses watching him struggle to breathe...without any medicine or offer of treatment to him. They wouldn't even give him a nebulizer. Lord help me for the uncharitable thoughts I've had for this system that allows people to suffer in scary situations like this...and I will likely not have any hair left to rip out once we get through these difficulties!! Anyhow - I am tremendously appreciateive of your prayers. I have let my FIL know that people are praying for him from all over the world and he is so, so grateful. If you are offering prayers, I'd love to share the gesture with him. Please leave a message in the comments and I'll make sure the message gets to him.
Many, many thanks, prayer warriors!