Hopefully, mentioning this will bring chizuk to our continued efforts in what ever nisayonot we face.
In a previous post, I mentioned my 16-year-old son who visited a sick (with the skin machalah) friend in the hospital. We later discovered the friend had nearly died the previous Shabbat and this was the first time my son had seen him in such a terrible condition.
My son fainted, hitting his forehead on the corner of the metal bed on the way down, which ended up with my son being hospitalized over night too.
Since then, my son has visited this friend several times and even accompanies him to his tests. No fainting or weakness.
Treatment has been difficult for the friend. At one point, he could no longer tolerate being in the hospital, so he somehow disconnected himself from all the IVs and stuff, and fled to the parking lot where he hid near his mother's car.
(You can only imagine his mother's response to entering his room and finding it empty. Fortunately, being his mother, she must have suspected what had happened because she thought to check out to her car, where she found her son.)
The friend has been out of the hospital for a while now and is basically considered well at this point and needs only to go every week or 2 for a test, with a treatment every month or so.
Baruch Hashem, he has a large family that has been davening for him and so many of us davened for him and took on kabbalot.
Over Rosh Hashanah, I felt that things were turning around for him. But feelings can be just that: feelings – and very wishful feelings, to boot.
Yishtabach Shemo, things really did turn around and the young man is more or less healthy. We can only pray that he will continue to reach full health.
So there's a happy continuation of that nisayon.
Sometimes, we see the fruits of our spiritual efforts. Baruch Hashem.
May Hashem please send a quick and complete refuah of the nefesh & the guf to all cholei Yisrael.