Every text message received so far has been giving my father and me -and, I assume, the rest of the extended family- a jolt. Words like '99% chance of failure', 'might not make it through' and 'contracted a new virus' aren't words you want to read in intermittent updates about a loved one. I can't imagine what time must seem to be like there right now; too fast, too slow or completely at a standstill. Or a horrid mixture of the three. There is always hope in God and so, we surrender him into God's loving arms through this harrowing ordeal. We are praying endlessly and trusting Him for the best.