Please pray with us for my sister (Val) and our brother-in-law (Barry), who had a hip replacement 3 weeks ago, and whose recovery has been seriously complicated. He is 61 years old. He spent 6 days in ICU after surgery, and for 4 of those days he was intubated. He currently suffers from severe delirium, uncharacteristic violent behaviour, and difficulty swallowing; investigations are underway as to whether he has suffered permanent brain damage through this experience. My sister is devastated and struggling, because she herself is still recovering from 2 major operations within the past year; and her daughter’s husband is awaiting urgent open heart surgery any day now, for repair of a valve. Oh Lord, Kumbaya!