Saturday, March 12, 2005

A great and busy week to report about

Where do I begin to tell you all the good news of the week. As you know Luke turned 2 on Thursday and had a great day. I took him to the YMCA to see his brothers swim and just spend some fun time with him. He had a great time listening to the kids in there. He loves to be around people and just listen to all the activity going on around him.

As usual it was a busy week, filled with therapies, Dr. appointments and all the other tasks to do for a big family. Tuesday we had a PT appt. that went great Luke is already to a #3 bend on his leg splints, this has surprised both us and his PT we never dreamed he be progressing as fast as he is although a part of me expected it because I told our PT that people all over the world are praying for Luke to bend his knees.

After our PT appt. we went to our Pulmonologist appt. I knew when we went in that Luke had a cough that he needed to get out, this happens rarely, of course it had to happen while we were there. At first when the Dr. listened to his lungs while covering his trach he seemed congested and labored breathing, the second the Dr. took his finger off the trach he let out a big cough. I suctioned him and the Dr. listened once again and said that he sounded much better and was more comfortable having his trach covered. We left there with great hope that we will be getting his trach out next month if all goes well with the capping process, he said we could start covering his trach, as soon as we get the cap. If the bronchial scope looks good and he does okay when they take out his trach then he will leave the Hospital the next day without his trach. Please be praying that he will be able to wear his cap all the time and that the bronchial scope will be in God's perfect timing.

It's interesting that after our appointment I was feeling kind of mixed, because Gordy asked what would happen if he did not do okay during the bronchial scope and the Dr. said that we would have to wait another 6 months to try again, unless there was very visible changes in Luke's neurological status. I began to doubt that all would go smoothly and began to borrow trouble as I worried about what would happen to our trip, etc. etc. When I got home I picked up a little devotional book I read every day and wouldn't you know it the scripture for the day was from Hebrews 11, which happens to be the faith chapter of the Bible. In verse 35 it says Women received their dead raised to life again., this was one of the many verses given to me the day after Luke's accident to give me hope for a future for Luke. Just as I cried out to the Lord the right after Luke drowned and was said to be dead, I began to cry out to the Lord to raise him from the dead just as he raised Lazareth in the Bible from the dead. I know that the policeman that was watching me thought that I was going crazy, but I knew without a shadow of a doubt that God could do it for me as he had done for Lazareth, because I know that God's Word says that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Therefore what He's done in the past can happen again. It was shortly after that that we got the call from Gordy saying that he had come back to life. So I guess I say this to say I knew in my heart that God was giving me a peace to know that He is continuing His healing process, because I have the faith to believe in Him and know that He will finish what was began on that wonderful day that He brought Luke back to life.

Wednesday, was also a great day as we went to have an adjustment done on Luke's leg splints and the man doing the adjustment said that he was amazed at his progress, he never thought Luke would be where he is by now. God is showing himself to be mighty to all that are involved in Luke's care and healing process. We went from there to the Gastronologist, he said that Luke is doing great and looks great and we don't have to go back for another visit for 6 months.

On Friday afternoon I received a call from Luke's pediatrician, he said that he had got the results from a blood panel that Luke had drawn on Tuesday. He said that all of it looks great and that the only thing it showed that we need to adjust is his seizure medicine. I asked him if he had received the results from his EEG and he said that he would look it up. Needless to say he told me that it shows some irregularities, but he did not see any definite seizure activity, I asked him if we could stop his seizure medicine because we have never seen a seizure since the Hospital and I'm tired of assuming he is going to have seizures and he said that would be fine if our Neurologist agree's on Monday. Our last big appointment is on Monday morning early when we will be meeting with his Neurologist for the first time since the Hospital. I'm giving this appt. to the Lord, because to be honest I could be very nervous about it, I'm crying out to the Lord once again that He will allow Luke to be taken off his seizure medicine since it inhibits good brain activity. We are also going to be getting an evaluation at the Speech therapist on Wednesday morning I'm praying that this will go good and that she will help us figure out some ways to really begin to be able to communicate with Luke. He is already letting us know when he is not feeling well, hurt and at time happy, which is great progress.

Well if you've gotten this far in the blog you truly are a faithful friend, because this blog has gone on forever. Sorry there's just so much to report to you. I've already requested specific prayer requests in the blog, therefore I'm going to close this off and get to bed before midnight. Have a blessed Sunday and I pray that you will feel God in a special way in your life today!

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully not much longer to go!

We'll be reading until you stop posting!

Sarah & Matthew
Canterbury, UK

Anonymous said...

Hi all-
Just want to say that you are all in my prayers every day. I read all of your blogs. I am so happy to hear how Luke is doing and all of the family. I know that you all take care of each other. You are such a strong family. It takes alot to keep going at times and I know that you all will be fine. Take care and God Bless. Always Mary :o)

Loni said...

I just read your update, Sue, and so thrilled and rejoice with you the progress Luke is making. I understand your thought process with "looking for trouble". Thanks for sharing that, and how God encouraged you and claiming His promises. That was good for me to read. :)

Would you please e-mail me privately? I cannot find your e-mail address, and just wanted to "talk" to you. THANKS! Loni

lonistel@iserv.net

JulieWard said...

I rejoice in Lukes progress, you all are so lucky to have so many people who care and pray, it is amazinly wonderful, I cannot begin to imagine how it must feel.
God Bless

Rita said...

God bless and keep you, for He is Your strength. He is the lover of your soul. He is your peace and your joy. Jehovah Nissi - the very Banner over your home, your children and your heart. Thank You Lord for the continuing healing of this child. May he grow strong in YOU, now and in the future. He will have a grand testamony to give, praising Your Holy Name. And the courage of this family, Lord. O Jehovah Adonai- You are The Lord God.

Teena said...

Praise the Lord... such great reports... we are praying with you!

Also, thank you for sharing all the details and the scripture the Lord gave you.

I know that the testimony of all of you and LUKE is & will continue to touch people for years and years to come!

our love,
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael 19, Mandi 16, Dakota 12, Alyssa 7, Wyatt 3 & Wesley 20 months

Anonymous said...

Hello Little Luke, We just want you to know that we are praying that your body will be restored. I know that the days may seem long at times but our hours and days are not the Lord's hours or days. I know that he is hearing the prayers of his children and that he cares for you and your family. Be blessed with grace and peace in the name of Jesus and rest well. Much love and prayers, Shane, Julie and Children

Anonymous said...

Little Luke, Just wanted you to know that we are praying and thinking about you often. Keep working hard and give Mommy some sweet little smiles! Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

Denise said...

Lord Jesus we put this matter of Luke's appointment into your hands. Thank so much for what you have done for Luke thus far. We praise you and give you the glory. You are a good God and we believe you when you say you will never leave us or forsake us. We commit all worries and concerns into your hands knowing you care even when we as warriors get scared and need you to comfort and refresh our spirits. What a loving Father you are. I know you are going to work all this out for your glory to the completion of Luke's healing. So we ask that in the meantime you lift Sue up and wrap your big loving "daddy" arms around her and let her rest in the cradle of your arms. I know personally that giving our children TOTALLY up to you, without worry or wanting to take matters into our own hands is a hard thing to do. So let Sue's mind and heart be at total peace with you. Thank you for the strength and faith you have given to Sue and Gordy during this difficult time. It is truly a gift from you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Sue, I pray for you guys every day. Even though I don't get to the blog to let you know as often as I would like please know it is NOT out of sight out of mind. I am so thrilled to hear of all the progress and will be praying regarding all the listed matters. I know our children are well taken care of when we pray. One person in prayer can put to flight a thousand angels, two can put to flight 10 thousand. Just think how many are caring for Luke and your entire family with all this prayer around the world. Mind boggling, isn't it? Love you!
Denise

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