Monday, April 22, 2013
Greetings in Jesus most precious Name, the One that came and died for each person, and for Batel to, we have had a number of updates over the last year posted on this blog of Batel, and his abscess on his hip, and you probably noticed more posts then usual lately, well here is another one.
Batel came in 2 Friday's ago quite sick, he hadn't showed up for a few days because he couldn't walk, he lives back by the water falls, a few hours strong hike, anyway he came in on a horse, and the nurses put him on IV and strong antibiotics right away, they noticed his abscess, the was covered over and well filled, so Rhoda had to cut it open and a huge amount of puss comes flowing out, Brother Batel was in pain, but so lovingly bears it, at times 2 of the nurses had to hold him down because it is so painful, but even in the midst of pain he'll say something funny and laugh and cheer everybody up.
But since he is to weak he's been here now over a week in the hospital room, and although his abscess looks better, we know that it is moving up into his hip to. We are not sure what it is, but we suspect bone cancer.
We are in the process of making the decision of putting him of intravenous so as not to prolong the inevitable, Michael and the nurses don't think he has many more days to live, although he is spiritually very happy and rejoicing, his physical body is going down hill fast.
Posted by Jon Hofer at 3:23 PM