Wednesday, September 08, 2004

A few new friends

Luke has a couple new friends. The first is Triton, he is a little boy that was born two months early to a couple in our church, you can visit their blog at Triton Michael Vitale. He needs your prayers to gain strength and develop.

The second new friend is Cass an 8 week old baby boy here in the PICU that needs your prayers. I meet Cass' Mom this evening and it was a blessing to be able to help her setup a blog to keep people up to date on Cass. You can visit her blog at Cass Update and be able to pray for this little boy and his family.

Luke is resting well after a busy day of getting a new feeding tube and changing rooms (still in the PICU). Thank you for your prayers. Luke is scheduled for the Trach operation on Friday along with his new buddy Cass, please remember both of them.

I will blog some more tomorrow, I love you all.


Triton's Dad said...

Thank you for the link and your prayers. Love to Cass, and to Luke and the rest of the family.

Anonymous said...

Gordy get a good nights rest. We'll be praying for Triton & Cass and Emily too. Sue we love you and are praying for you and your precious little ones to get the rest you all need!Peace,Sue in CO.

Anonymous said...

I was so glad to get home from work and find an update.
We are praying for Luke and all of you. I was so relieved that someone who had lived through this has
come to encourage you. I am so relieved that the Dr.s have a plan to help Luke further. We are praying for Emily , Triton and Cass also. I believe that steadily Luke will get better. Time and the Power of The Lord God. He made us, He can fix us. Thank you for sharing what you said about feeling unworthy of the outpour of love and what the Lord said in your heart, that it paled next to the Love he has for us. My friend Keith says "You'll never meet nicer people in this world than my cousin and their family" We are praying that things will get better and better every day for Luke and for you. I pray that more people will come and step forward with meaningful encouragement for you.God Bless You and Keep You. Love Bobbi

Cox Family said...

To Sue, Gordy and Sweet Luke's brothers and sisters: You are all constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I am so glad you are able to post updates again, because I check several times a day to see Luke's recovery.
God's people joining together all over the world to intercede for little Luke is really amazing. We serve an awesome God and I continue to expect a healing miracle for Luke. I will also pray for wisdom for the doctors and nurses as they help you make decisions and work with Luke daily. But, I am asking the great physician to reach down and perform complete healing for His amazing glory. My prayer for your family tonight is to rest in His peace that passes all our understanding. MSC

Anonymous said...


I tried to post a comment for Cass and there is nowhere to post anonymusly...this is new to me maybe I'm missing something. Just let his mom know that we are praying for her little fella.Thanks for helping. Sue in CO.

Anonymous said...


I tried to post a comment for Cass and there is nowhere to post anonymously...this is new to me maybe I'm missing something. Just let his mom know that we are praying for her little fella.Thanks for helping. Sue in CO.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue & Gordy

My heart has been hurting for both of you from the beginning. As you know our twins were born early, Amanda had both the trach and G-tube, Aimee had the G-tube. I wanted to share with you the scripture that God gave me in my moments of need.

2 Corinthians 12:9,10

And He said to me. "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutons, in distress, for Christ sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (NKJ)

I know this scripture is not new to you, but I liked what it said. No matter how dark the road is, No matter how many ups and downs there are, No matter what the out come, God's grace will be sufficient for Luke and you. I can't say that I always "gladly" walk that road, but I can say that God was always there with me. Just like He is there for you. We will continue to pray for Luke and your family.

Your Friends,
Kevin and Rhonda

Leon said...

Hi Gordy and family,

Gordy it's good to see you passing on what you have learned. Remember the basic thing we learned in the sandbox: be nice and share your toys. I have an assignment for you - put the links to those two blogs in your links at the left of your blog. Recheck the notes I sent.(If you want). Luke's name came up in a conversation with my 'landlady' today. It is interesting and heartening how your son has become a reminder and symbol of children in icu. the comment about printing out the comments and your posts is a good idea. The first stage might be simply to copy to hard disk and burning to cd.

Hi Luke, I hear you have some new friends. When you get home they may come and play with you. Neat, huh?

tamara hutcherson said...

Hi...My name is tamara hutcherson i live in burley idaho my mom showed me your site and i wanted to let you know how truelly inspiring it is to know that there are people as strong as your family out there i am praying for your family and little luke constantly and i know that the lord has many blessings in store for all of you

Anonymous said...

Precious family, I missed hearing from you during the day. I love you all so much and continue to pray for my new buddy Luke and your family...... Father God give this precious family the mind of Christ as they make all these decisions. Hold them Father. Continue to be their comfort and hope. Father we continue to pray for a miracle. We believe Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord God! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for THEE!!!! ...... Do we believe this Father?? Yes Father, we believe You for a miracle. CF from AZ

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the update on Luke. We will continue to pray for his recovery. I hope someday we can meet you and little Luke in person, he is about the same age as our little Elaena :).

The Stemanns in Buckley, WA

Anonymous said...

Dear Luke & Family,

I read about your situation a few days ago and since then I have checked in on your dad's blog every day to see how you are doing. I was upset when I heard that you had a collapsed lung, but today I read that you might be able to go home in two weeks. I don't have any particular Faith or Religion but I am praying in my own way that you will make a recovery and be up and running soon. :)
Love Emer (Dublin, Ireland)

Anonymous said...

Like may others who have posted their prays, I would like to add my own. You don't know me, but I know some family of yours through the military (Jesse and Rebekah). My husband and I are down in GA with them. She brought your families' situation to my attention and I have been keeping a close watch over the site ever since. I haven't posted before this point because I was feeling a bit odd and didn't want to intrude on such magical happens among you and your friends. I believe it is time though.

Your son as well as your entire family are in my prayers daily. I am praying for a full recovery for Luke and for serenity for your family. Healing comes a day at a time, and although we may take a few steps backwards, there have been the leaps forward as well. We are all praying for more leaps in the future.

God Bless,
Jessica and Jamie

Anonymous said...

Dear Searles family,
We have been praying for you all here in TX since we found out about Luke. God our Father, has a plan. We pray that you will be lifted up in His wonder, comfort, strength, and power through the Holy Spirit. We love you!
Warren and Lori Coomber
(Brittany, Andrew, and Janelle)

Anonymous said...

I discovered you through Bacon and Eh's, just this morning.

I have spent a few minutes here at my desk praying for you. I am going through my own personal struggles, though nothing as big as this. I have prayed and prayed and prayed to Our Lord, and will continue to do so. I lose hope sometimes, but I see your family being so strong, and I have to know that if you all can maintain your faith, so can I.

May the strength and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, and especially with little Luke. I pray that God can heal him in a way that science may not be able to.

Kim Babiij
Wpg., MB, Canada.

Anonymous said...

Hi to you all from Ireland. I am overjoyed at your news! Thank God Luke is doing so well. It was so good to see him on Sue's knee and looking so peaceful. He is a much loved child and very lucky to have such wonderful parents and siblings. Please God Luke will continue to make such good progress and will be home with you all soon again. We will remember you all in our prayers. We know that although Luke probably still has some tough days ahead that he is very much in the palm of God's hand and being well cared for. Try to get some rest Mom and Dad as Luke needs two healthy parents when he gets home. Remember he will have lots of catching up to do!! Take care and God bless....Kxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Gordon and Family,
Everyday I think about and pray for Luke and all of you. I understand the impact of a "medical marathon" on both the patient and the family, but I have no idea of the impact this can be with a child. I am so happy to know that you can place your life into the hands of a higher power, I truly believe that is the only source of hope in our lives (and we all need a little hope). Take care and God bless.
John B.

Anonymous said...

Hi Searles Family,

I praise the Lord as I see all of the lives Luke has touched around the world. God is doing such great things that we can't even fathom the impact and miracles God has in store for Luke. We are continually praying for Luke and your family around the clock. We are also lifting up Triton and Cass and their families in our prayers.
We look forward to your updates and check throughout the day for new news.
May God's sweet PEACE fill your hearts as you go about your day. We love you!
Love, Laurie & Hans

fellow traveler said...

Dear Gordy, Sue and all who love Luke,
I finally got a chance to read the whole story, and wept when I read the "no medical help..only divine intervention." We were told, based on an MRI that Abbie would be vent dependent, with no purposeful movement, and that no therapies would help. That was the second week of May -- the same girl is now using the potty consistently. Divine intervention is ALL Luke needs, with such faithful parents and so many lifting him before the throne of grace, he is a miracle unfolding! Blessings, peace, endurance and strength for you today!
Tiffany Vara

Sean and Karen Price said...

Searles family,
Well it is great news! I hope that you will be able to take him home very soon. We are still praying for complete healing for Luke! I also wanted you to know that when you are able to bring Luke home, as a nurse I offer my service to your family for his care. If and when you need it please call on me. Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

WOW! God you are bigger than all Lukes struggles have your way!