Saturday, November 13, 2004

Thank you for your prayers they are working!

Hello to everyone,

Friday was a good day. It began with a trip to the physical therapist, where she was able to get him to relax so nicely that he feel asleep during her session with him. After that we went over to the Hospital for his feeding tube change. After the nurse tried twice in vain to find a vein for his sedation I.V. she called the specialist over to find one, so that actually took longer than the procedure itself. Natalie and I left him in the room asleep and went to get some much needed lunch. I watched the time closely so that we could get right back down to him before it was over, but they beat us and actually brought him up to us in the Cafeteria. The procedure went great! As we were leaving Luke started to breath heavily like he was crying, my sister Cindy said that he was crying and I said I wasn't sure because he had done this a few times before. I picked him up right away from his wheelchair stroller and told him that we were going home, he seemed to almost immediately begin to calm down as I told him that we were leaving the Hospital and putting on his coat to go home. As mentioned before I know that he is aware of so much more than he seems to be. All went well except for the fact that he woke up at 2:30 a.m. and I realized that we needed to flush his new tube and being that this was a new experience for me I went to find all the paper work I could on how to do this. Finally after a little bit I decided to just go ahead and do what I had learned at the class that I had attended the day before. I'm feeling a little more comfortable with it after doing it a few times today. It seems like there is a never ending list of new things to learn, things that I never wanted to learn, but now don't have a choice. He did go back to sleep in my arms as I rocked him in his room and we both slept until about 5:30 when I finally decided I needed to get some real sleep, so after getting his 7:00 a.m. medicine to him and feeding Zeke his breakfast who had woke up during this time I finally went back to sleep for about 2 hours.
We all had a great Saturday as we raked the yard. We have 5 huge Oak trees that are beautiful, but are sure a lot of work in the Fall. We were blessed to have Gordy's sister Pam and her son Carl and a friend Spencer come help us, they were able to get the job done in no time at all.
I hope that you have a blessed Sunday and upcoming week. Just remember God loves you more than you can imagine and He wants to be your best friend.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


Anonymous said...

Cool!!! I was awakened at just after 2AM Friday morning and the Blog about being awakened in the middle of the night to pray suddenly came to mind. As I was praying as I felt led, petitioning for a good night's rest for all of you was in the forefront of my prayers along with the usual cries for a complete healing for Luke. It is encouraging to see the answers to prayer begin to unfold.

In His Service,
Anonymous (to avoid any chance of pride setting in)

Anonymous said...

I'm awake and praying for Luke and your whole family. Thank you for the most recent update. It's so helpful to know how to pray specifically for your most current needs. God bless you as you sleep!
-a sleepy mom

Julie in NC said...

Sue, I checked the blog as I was walking out the door and saw you had posted about Luke. I did not have time to read and could not wait to get home and check on ya'll. I am so glad that things went well friday. You sound like you are doing so good. I hope you keep getting some rest. We all have you in our prayers. Be blessed with a good day! Shane, Julie and Children

Donna Boucher said...

Dear Sue,
I have especially been praying for you and Luke to get some good sleep :o) Everytime I awake in the night, I pray that you and Luke are sleeping :o)

Thank you for the updates!

God be with you all,

brainhell said...

Agony. Thanks for loving him and taking care of him.

Melissa said...

You don't know me, but I came randomly to your blog and want to send a special prayer out to Luke and your family.

God bless.

lockwoods said...

Praise the Lord!!! I am so glad that all went well for this procedure. My family prays for yours faithfully. I too, am pregnant (7 months with a little girl), so when I wake up in the night, I will remember to pray for you and little Luke. Thank you so much for taking the time to write updates. I check for them every day, and have grown to love your family so much. I continue to pray for strength for you all, and total healing for Luke. God bless you!

Amy Lockwood

Teena from GA said...

PTL, PTL... I have been thinking about Luke and how everything went. The Lord is so good. I am praying for Luke to sleep better... we are praying for all of you. Thank you for sharing with all of us and the little things ... like rocking him back to sleep and Zeke waking up! It touches our heart for you to share! May the Lord bless and keep you. May you know that prayers are being lifted for your WHOLE family. I am so thrilled that he was able to relax with the p.t and that is so wonderful it made him fall asleep!! Thank you Jesus, for Luke for his family and for what they mean to us!
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael 19, Mandi 15, Dakota 11, Alyssa 7, Wyatt 2.9 yrs, Wesley 16 months (today)

Julie in NC said...

Hello Little Luke! I hope you had a good day and will be blessed with a great night of rest. I am so glad that things are going well for you. We are praying for great things for you. I am brought to tears sometimes when I think of what God is going to do in your life. I am so glad that he has allowed me and my family to be a part of seeing the work that he has started in your sweet little life. Blessings to you Luke. Shane, Julie and Children

Julie in NC said...

Hello, Just wanted ya to know that we are still praying for you guys! Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

Anonymous said...

Hello Searles Family!

Just restless tonight (we have a baby due in a week or two) and found myself drawn to your page. I truly hope that the thoughts and prayers that go along with this entry find you sleeping and are not viewed until much later in the morning!

Thank you again for keeping the updates coming. May I add to your list of questions? I was wondering when the HBOT treatments might begin, and what you would be looking for from those treatments in baby-steps (or leaps and bounds, if that applies)? I'd like to keep up the prayers and the details you've been providing really help me feel like I'm having a conversation with God, rather than an annonymous appeal.

Thinking of you and praying the night through!

Julie in NC said...

Hello sweet Little Luke, We pray that you are doing good and your body is moving right along as God works his healing hand in you life. We look forward to hearing all that you are up to. Gordy, I hope that things are slowing down for you some. Sue, please get some rest when you are able. I hope you are able to nap at some point durning the day. Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

Anonymous said...

Gordy, Sue and kids,

I am overwhelmed by the greatness of our Lord. I was doing some "Bible time" night before last...I read the following and was struck right in the face with Luke! Then I come here and find your words relating to the physical therapy, the procedure they preformed and the incident in the hallway as you were leaving. Luke is waking up...Praise is the scripture which tells it all for me...Romans 13: 11-12

...And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
...The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armour of light.

This is what is in my heart from those words.

Luke is his sleep salvation has come to many. It is time for all of us to awaken to the light of our Lord, we have been asleep too long. Luke has already done that in the sleep he has been in and is now showing us exactly how to put on the armour of light. He is relaxing, he is swallowing, he is crying...I believe Luke has been with the Light and in the Light and that is why he is waking up to share it all with us. Praise God for it all.

Thank you Jesus for the Searles family and all they have done to serve you.

Loving and Praying

Honorary Grandma Barbara

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