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Coins & Bills, Canes & Beer Bongs

He figures different coins from one another by their size, contours and ridges.

Organizing paper currency in his wallet is done by folding $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills in different ways.

A walking stick finds obstacles in his path as he navigates hallways and rooms.

Wire and plates immobilize his jaw so a 'beer bong' device tapped into his stomach provides him nourishment.

But he's alive, still with us, looking better and getting stronger. 

He tells me the 'big doctor' (as he calls him) is telling everyone B will never see again.  

B says "I don't know about that".

I reply "We continue to hope until they know better or tell us otherwise". 

Strengthen your servant B, O God, to do what he has to do and bear what he has to bear; that, accepting your healing gifts through the skills of surgeons and nurses, therapists and aides, B may be restored to usefulness in your world with a thankful heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.