Thursday, September 09, 2004

Resting well

Luke has been resting well for the past day since the G-Tube was installed. Both Mom and I were able to hold him today for a while. He is scheduled for the Tracheostomy for Friday afternoon. The surgery will allow him to breath, however we will need to continue to maintain his airway for him. Please continue to pray that he will be able to swallow and cough and that the Trach will be temporary.

We have been blessed with a different room in the PICU with a little more room, this is especially helpful with all of the family visiting. The other blessing is that we now have computer access in Luke's room, so I can blog from here.

Love you all.


Anonymous said...

Gordy & Sue,
You may not realize what an impact you are having on people during this time in your life. At a time when your own family is in crisis, you have the ability to help others. What I am seeing is a true blessing. When your son should be your sole concern, you are able to see others hurting and want to help. That is a true testament to God's love. I am encourage by your generous spirit. We continue to keep you in our prayers, but know that God is using this situation in amazing ways.

Anonymous said...

Hope the surgery goes well keep updating us on any changes.
Ricky Lundquist Schaumburg IL

Anonymous said...

Gordy, Sue and Luke,

Since Sunday I cannot get the song Breathe out of my head. On Sunday as I was singing, and I did not do it on purpose, but at the part where it says, "Your holy presence living in me, I put in living in Luke". This has become, for me a part of the song that will always be there now.

Also I am looking forward to seeing Luke tomorrow and the rest of the family. I love you all so much.

Love, Auntie Lori and Uncle Lonnie.

PS Lonnie says hi and that he, and I, are just amazed when we read this blog. The amount of people that are praying is so amazing. Thank you from the extended family, your prayers mean so much to even us!

Triton's Dad said...

Our thoughts and prayers continue to focus on Luke's recovery. My experiences in the ICU recently and Luke's challenges in particular have inspired me to initiate the formation of a new organization dedicated to communicating and addressing the needs of specific kids and to coordinate action across the world to this effect. There are big plans. The first of which is to start setting up links to blogs and sites for kids in need and the charitable entities that serve them.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could mention - I think it will continue a healing process for the world's children and their families that Luke has already shown is possible.

Love and Prayers, Triton's dad

Anonymous said...

We hope it goes well and is a complete success. We're rooting for him! The Hutchisons

Anonymous said...

Hi Searles Family

I was so happy to hear that Luke is resting well. It's in those quiet times that GOD's touch is healing and restoring Luke. We continue with our prayers. I also wanted to thank you for your prayers for our Elizabeth and Isabelle. GOD touched a very dangerous situation last night, we are now blessed with a very healthy grandaughter and daughter-in-law. GOD hears and answers prayers we have 2 precious girls that are miracles along with Luke. So please don't be discouraged in waiting on GOD to fullfill all of your precious Lukes needs. He is a miracle. And GOD never leaves anything unfinished. Please take care of yourselves you are loved by GOD and us.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Luke is stable and so is the blog! Hang in there Dad and family.

JodieF said...

Hello Gordy I am just passing on a couple of more letters from the parents of near drowns sight. Please feel free to caal me.Dear Mom of Luke,

I just heard about your son Luke. My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray Jodie F. will be able to give you some comfort and good advice. I pray for peace for your family and for healing for Luke.

Just love your son and be his advocate. Only God's love is stronger than a mother's love. Be trusting in God and he will bring you through.

Circle of Hope

JodieF said...

My prayers are with Luke and your family. Please hang in there -- while the doctors have the book-smarts, they don't know the outcome of this. I will pray for Luke and hope that he proves the doctors wrong. As I'm sure Jodie will tell you, love Luke and talk to him as you would to any other child. He knows you're there and knows you love him...he's listening! Surround him with stimulation and familiar faces and voices.
My name is Chris and I'm an occupational therapy student from Toledo, Ohio.
Call me anytime if you'd like to talk -- 419-450-7355. I'm here for you.

God bless your family,

Chris Hipsher
Hope & Understanding for God's Special Children

"I wish I was a messenger, and all the news was good." ~ Pearl Jam

Leon said...

Gordy and family,
It is good that Luke can rest. Tomorrow will be a long day but you are in good hands. Those were informative links Gordy.

Have a good rest Luke.

Anonymous said...

Dear Gordy, Sue & family,
Luke and your family are continually in our thoughts and prayers. We know that it was an act of God's miraculous intervention in saving little Luke's life and He is always faithful to complete the work that was started. We are standing firm with you in believeing God for full restoration of Luke's body. Thank you for keeping this blog site. We are amazed at your ability to minister to others in this time of uncertainty and need for your family. God is receiving glory through your updates, request for prayer and the wonderful encouragements coming in all over the world! Praise the Lord! We will be praying for Luke tomorrow during his procedure and for the whole family to be filled with peace and endurance for what is to come. We love you all and are praying with you!
Love, Kory, Jonna,& kids

Anonymous said...

We pray that God will give you all a good nights rest, that you will wake refreshed in the morning for all the events that lay ahead of you. We pray for God to guide the surgeons hands as they perform the procedures tomorrow. Isa 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace,Whose mind is stayed on You.Becaue he trusts in You. May you all have a renewing of your minds as you sleep tonight. Love Triton's Grandma

pray said...

Hi Gordy AKA Luke's Dad it never ceases to amaze me how creative people are, especailly the young ones, gives me hope for the future. Anyway I was looking for information on daily prayer and landed on your page. I was looking more for daily prayer so Resting well wasn't an exact match but I enjoyed reading your posts. Take Care. I'll bookmark your blog for future.

Mr JaguarDriver said...

Hi There Gordy AKA Luke's Dad how you going? I was sufing blogs for information on prayers and I came across yours. while Resting well wasn't exactly what I was looking for, It was most interesting. I can see why I found your page when I was looking for prayers stuff. Thanks for the read!