Saturday, April 09, 2005

Slowly, steadily and surely God continues to work in Luke's life

I wrote this yesterday on the 7th, but I was unable to publish it because the blog was down, Gordy and I are talking about changing this to a web site, we will keep you posted on what we decide.

Today we celebrated Isaiah’s 6th birthday, I continue to be amazed at how fast my children are growing up. It seems like just yesterday I was in the hospital rejoicing at the fact that God had once again blessed me with another baby after 10 years without one. It was a great day and Luke just loved having all the people over to our home.

Luke is doing great tonight, his oxygen numbers and heart rate look wonderful. After many nights last week of having to give him oxygen he’s finally holding steady on his own. I was beginning to wonder if Luke was ready for the capping of his trach, because he has had a lot more secretions lately. Which means we have to wipe his nose and mouth off continually or suction his trach out quite often. My mind was put to ease though after talking to my dear friend Tiffany, her daughter who had a very similar accident just got her trach out March 3rd and she said that she went through the exact same thing of increased secretions, which her Dr. told her was normal.

We were able to get rid of 3 more machines this past week. I vividly remember the day that we came home from the Hospital as I looked around Luke’s room with all the machines that we needed for him. I knew in my heart that one day we would be able to get rid of them, not realizing at the time that God would take us down a road of slow recovery rather than an instantaneous healing. Needless to say we only have 5 more machines to go and when we get his trach out we will get rid of two more of them right away.

We decided to start cutting Luke’s muscle relaxant medicine. We’ve been diligently working with him daily on massage and cross patterning exercises and they are doing a great job of keeping his muscle so much more relaxed and helping them to release the tension that holds them so tightly. He is becoming much more alert, in fact when I took him to a HBOT session on Tuesday, Jim the attendant was amazed at how much more alert he was that day. It looked like he was wiping his nose and kept touching his face as a comfort measure while he was in the machine.

I would like to share one last thing with you all. My precious Godly mom was here the other day helping Amy and Natalie with their Grammar and spelling, which is an answer to prayer for me, and while she was at the table she looked over and saw Luke looking around the room as if it was his first time seeing it. She felt within her heart that the Lord was telling her that she was seeing a miracle in action. As she began to ponder this thought she felt as though she heard the Lord say to her that she was blessed to be a part of our family as we are seeing this miraculous touch from God on a daily basis. She felt the Lord tell her that not all people get to see a miracle such as we are seeing unfold before our very eyes. She thought just as people plant flowers, they cannot see what is happening under the ground as God grows it up through the dirt. This is exactly what God is doing with Luke we can not always see what is happening on the inside, we just have to trust that God is working His beautiful plan in Luke’s life. I continue to keep on believing that Luke will one day be completely and totally restored to what he was before his accident, though there are days that I have to cling onto my faith in God because I can’t see with His eyes what He is doing each day in Luke’s body, mind and spirit. It is not easy this road that we are on, but we are confident that He who began a good work will complete it!

Once again thank you for your continued support and prayers. It must be discouraging for you at times to turn to our page and see that Luke is not walking or talking yet. Just be encouraged to know that God continues to hear our prayers and Luke is getting better slowly, steadily and surely. I am so glad that you are a part of our miracle!

Love in Christ,
Luke’s Mommy Sue


Julie in NC said...

Sue, How wonderful the week at your home seems to me! I got tears in my eyes as I read all the different things that have been going on. At the start of this past week our prayer has been that your family would see change in Luke...Just like the one that your Mom was able to see. What a wonderful thing for you all to watch. I bet there are times that your are ready for God to heal Luke Right Then!!!! I am so glad that your Mom was still enough to hear the Lord's sweet spirit speak to her. Please do not worry about the time frame in which you post ...we know when you have the time you will get to it. Please know that we pray if there is a post or if not. Have a wonderful day! Blessings to all, Shane, Julie and Children

Teena said...

It is so great to see God's miracles working in Luke's life! We do not come here and get discouraged... we come here ready to hear the latest on what God is doing~ and to hear from all of you! You have touched our lives in so many ways! I thank you for sharing! I am so thankful his oxygen levels are good now. Like Julie said do not worry about not posting.... we pray for Luke and all of you NO MATTER WHAT!

also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ISAIAH!!! From all of us here in Georgia~
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Julie Ward said...

Oh Sue, I am so thrilled with the update!!!! I have always felt there was so much hope for Lukes recovery , he is young and has so much more on his side!!!!
God Bless!

Loni said...

Thanks for the precious post and sharing your heart and your mom's. It brought tears to my eyes. :) ~~Loni

lockwoods said...

Sue and Family-
Thanks for the great update! I want you to know...I agree with Teena- I am not discouraged about the rate at which God is restoring Luke-rather I marvel at His goodness! We come to this blog to better know what to pray for. To be able to better intercede for you and your family. We come because we love your family! Praise the Lord for His tender mercies! Happy birthday Isaiah! And thanks so much for posting all the pictures! It was so wonderful to be able to see them.
Mark, Amy, Elijah, Tabitha, Joanna, Josiah, and Chloe Lockwood

Anonymous said...

Sue and family,
What a wonderful message for you from the Lord and what a blessing for your mom to hear it and be the messenger. God is good.
Prayer continues.

Julie in NC said...

Hello Guys, I hope that you are having a wonderful day! We are just letting you know that we are here lifting your family up in prayer. I cannot wait to hear all the new things that God is doing in your life. Love and prayers, Shane, Julie and Children