Please pray for Ian. He now has a serious infection in a sore in his lower back. The doctors are concerned for the infection, because it's an infection and because it could slow his rehabilitation in other areas. This is their number one concern at this point. Please pray that it clears up; pray that they find an effective strategy for dealing with it.
Another concern is an infection in his eye. The infection could lead to other problems that could have long term consequences.
Both of these concerns could delay the surgery to his knee. If he has these two infections, the surgeon will be less inclined to do the surgery, because he would be at risk for getting those infections in his joint when the surgery was performed.
The doctors are also wondering if he's been being fed enough. They're going to begin to give him more. He's lost a lot of weight, and they're wondering if he's getting enough nutrition to fight these infections.
Remember this quote from Spurgeon from a previous post?
"If all these things [i.e. all God's promised blessings] are to be had by merely knocking at mercy’s door, O my soul, knock hard this morning, and ask large things of thy generous Lord. Leave not the throne of grace till all thy wants have been spread before the Lord, and until by faith thou hast a comfortable prospect that they shall be all supplied. No bashfulness need retard when Jesus invites. No unbelief should hinder when Jesus promises. No cold-heartedness should restrain when such blessings are to be obtained."
Knock hard on mercy's door for Ian and ask large things of your generous Lord. Thanks.