This installment is difficult to report, as the news is not good. After fighting the bone infection for a month, we took Lewis to Ohio State in hopes that hospitalization and more aggressive treatment might help him. Their initial radiograph shocked us by showing that the majority of the femur was now badly infected. The plate appears to be the only thing holding the leg together. Lewis seems to feel good and walks quite well, so this extensive damage was unexpected. Lewis will undergo surgery on Monday to determine the true extent of the infection. The doctors feel that Lewis will indeed need a miracle to save the leg. Lewis’ very life is in the balance, and we deeply appreciate all the thoughts and prayers of those of you have written to offer your support for our gentle, brave companion.