To update you about my dad...he did speak on friday night. It was a wonderful message and I'm sure that so many were blessed...but It took everything out of him. He stood the whole time again (despite out efforts the past few weeks to get him to sit down while he's teaching) and his back was so sore after. I think next time he will sit :-)
He's going to get a blood transfusion on tuesday so I pray that everything goes smoothly with that and that it will give him more energy. We're not sure if he will just get a red blood cell transfusion or if he will get platelets as well. That will be decided after they transfuse him with rbc's.
We continue to ask for prayers of healing and comfort for my dad and entire family. and we appreciate everything that our friends and family have done :)