Friday, September 10, 2004

Surgery complete

The surgery (Tracheostomy) was just completed and Luke is sleeping in his room. The doctor said the surgery went fine and the antithestic should wear off before long. Once he wakes, they should be able to take him off of the ventilator. Luke will need to remain in the hospital for at least 7 days, this is time for the trach to heal and then have his first trach tube change. I will blog more later.

Thank you Lord for surgeons and tracheostomys. Lord, thank you for little Luke's life. Thank you for nurses and RTs that care for Luke.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

we've been anxiously waiting and checking. You must be relieved. We will keep praying. Thank you, Lord for this little boy and his family!!

The Lees in NJ

Anonymous said...

I am so happy the surgery went so well.
Shirl

Julie Ward said...

I'm so relieved all is well! I was peeking at the blog every several minutes!Sweet little Luke, I have never met you but hope I can someday soon!God Bless!
~Julie Ward
:-)

Anonymous said...

Praise God for good reports.Glad that everything went well and Luke is doing good. Now is the time to rest and rebuild your strength to fight another day. Love Tom & Pam

Anonymous said...

I figure you need a little humor laced with hope.

Eight years ago a co-worker and his wife decided they wanted a third child. The third child turned out to be twins. Just prior to their first birthday one of the twins came down with pneumonia. The baby’s condition was so critical Children’s Hosbital gave the parents pagers so they would be present to says good bye to their child. After two weeks of hell, the baby fully recovered. A month later my co-workers wife discovered she was pregnant. What had started as a journey to have a third child resulted in a family with five children. All children are healthy. Parents are proud, happy with no regrets.

Anonymous said...

Hi to Luke and his family,
I'm still checking in every time I visit the computer, and was pleased to hear that the operation was successful. I keep thinking that little Luke's heart must be so strong - in every way - and enriched by the prayers and love sent to him from everywhere. Best to all of you, and please remember to take care of yourselves.
SJC

sherryandkaty said...

Praise God! He has sure been good to Luke! We are so glad the surgery went well. We are thanking God with you for Luke's recovery and ability to go home to be with his family.

God bless,
Sherry

Linda Shook said...

What wonderful news to hear that Luke is resting and that the prodcedure is done. We are blessed to have Mary Bridge Hospital and the fine staff in our town. We continue to pray for Luke's recovery and for the rest of the family as they wait on the Lord. Linda Shook (mom to Julie W)

Leon said...

That's good news indeed. Take care.

Have a good rest Luke.

Anonymous said...

So glad that Little Luke is doing well. We still have have ya'll in our prayers. Many blessings, Shane, Julie and children....in NC

Anonymous said...

Luke,

You are so beautiful, even today when I saw you come out of surgery! I love you little man, and am so blessed to have you in my life everyday. Lots of hugs and kisses!

Love to the family too!

Love Auntie Lori.

PS. Uncle Lonnie says hi, and glad you came through the surgery. He sends you and sends hugs and kisses, and says he loves you.

Anonymous said...

Im so glad to hear that Luke's surgery went well.
I pray for peaceful rest for you all and continued healing for Luke. Nighty night. love Bobbi

Anonymous said...

Thank you Father for protecting precious Luke through this surgery. Father Please hold Sue and Gordy. You know their needs Father. Give them Your hope Lord like only YOU can do. I love you Father. Amen I love you Gordy, Sue and children and will continue to lift all of you before Our Father. My heart is so heavy for all of you tonight. Please remember... man will give medical statistics, God has miracles. A precious friend of mine was cured of stage 4 lung cancer.(diagnosed in Dec.) The Drs. told her there was no hope for this kind of lung cancer. Treatment would only add 3 months to her life at best. When given the results after she woke up from surgery, her husband wept and she looked at the Dr. and said "I believe God can heal me".... She and her husband together chose for her not to do chemo./radiation because of the quality of life she would have. She has two little girls age 7, and 9. So she did some natual medicines. Her last two ct scans showed NO CANCER!!!!!! Man can give you medical statistics God works miracles.
I loved that email I read that said God spared little Lukes life for a reason. Their is great purpose in this little guys life. God is doing, and is going to do mighty things with your family. All to His glory. I love you all, CF in Arizona

Anonymous said...

PTL PTL PTL.... so very thankful all went well. Still lifting you up in prayer. Thanks for the updates. May God give you both strength. So many care.....and arre praying!
Blessings,
Billy, Teena, Michael 19, Mandi 15, Dakota 11, Alyssa 7, Wyatt 2 1/2, Wesley 13 months

Anonymous said...

Whoo-hoo! Unobstructed airway! That's gotta help the healing process. Oxygen is very important to us "third planet from the sun" creatures! Thanks for the update...will be here for you, hoping and praying for constant improvement...Bob

Bert said...

We give you thanks Father God for a bringing Little Luke through surgery. Lord, giver of life, breathe healing into Luke's body as only you can do. Raise him up, and strengthen him by day, give him healing sleep by night. Surround him with angels that worship in your presence.

Bert said...

We give you thanks Father God for a bringing Little Luke through surgery. Lord, giver of life, breathe healing into Luke's body as only you can do. Raise him up, and strengthen him by day, give him healing sleep by night. Surround him with angels that worship in your presence.

Anonymous said...

Halleluia for a succesful surgery!!! Standing with you on the Rock. Jeff and Sue

Anonymous said...

Gordy,

As I said...gosh how many days ago...THE LORD IS MY ROCK or as we said it in Mexico...JEHOVA ES ME ROCA...Praise be to his name...I think we need a BIG rock at the church with that passage on it...and maybe one for Luke's room w/a Teddy on it...Will get right to it. How thankful I am Luke's surgery went so well...Didn't have any doubts, tho, with the Lord guiding it all...Am so glad you can all get some much needed rest. The Lord will bring someone to you to help care for Luke. I am not a trained nurse, but can learn anything which would be needed...If there is anything I can do, please let me know...ASAP...

Loving and Praying

Grandma Barbara