Антоний Александрович Рейнеке-Григорьев (antonio_rg) wrote,
Антоний Александрович Рейнеке-Григорьев
antonio_rg

о.Августин

Most Reverend Fathers, Beloved Brothers and Sisters and Wellwishers,

I am writing to tell you the latest concerning the illness of Hieromonk Augustine (Lim), our beloved pastor. On November 15/28 he was admitted to hospital with suspected lymphoma, cancer of the lymph nodes. Although a biopsy was carried out on Friday, this diagnosis has not yet been confirmed with 100% certainty, which means that treatment for cancer has not yet begun. In the meantime, 7 litres of liquid were drained from his lungs, and yesterday he was rushed to another hospital for neurosurgery on his back. It appears that a tumour (probably malignant) has broken one of his vertebrae, causing him extreme pain. He has been on morphine and steroids to relieve the pain. The surgeons plan to operate on his back today in order to remove the tumour and repair the vertebra. His sister has flown in from Singapore, and he is frequently visited by other relatives and parishioners. Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.
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