Wednesday, July 06, 2005

At the Hospital

Well, here I am blogging from a familiar place, the family room of the hospital. This morning we brought Luke to the ER because he has a high fever (103) and is laboring to breath. The doctors have determined that Luke has developed pneumonia and they are in the process of admitting him to the hospital.

This past weekend we went to Eastern Washington to visit Sue's sister Lori over the 4th of July. On Monday night Luke began running a fever. We thought it was the flu as Daniel and Isaiah have both had the flu the last week. It is possible that Luke did catch the flu, however it has turned into pneumonia. We came home yesterday from Eastern Washington and Luke has continued to run a high fever with labored breathing, so here we are at the hospital.

With a high fever the heart will beat an extra 10 bps for each degree over normal, as a general rule of thumb. In Luke's case, that means an extra 50 bps to his normal 130-170 giving him a high heart rate that has exceeded 200 bps at times.

Please pray that they will be able to get the fever under control which will reduce his heart rate and that he wont labor to breath. Also, that the antibiotics will get rid of the infection once and for all. Sue or I will blog again later when we know more.

Thank you for your prayers.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Jesus,
I ask that you will touch little Luke's body and drive out all fever! Please heal his body and restore him to normal health. Lord, please poor out your blessings on Gordy and Sue, please keep the other children well. Thank you so much for these sweet friends and please give them peace and rest. Please protect them from any junk that is trying to mess with them and send just the right DRs to them. We love you Jesus and thank you for all things. In you name I pray

Amen

I love you guys!
Julie In NC

Mommy_2 said...

Heavenly Father, we come to You now to ask that You put your hand on Luke's body. Bring healing to his lungs and bring down his fever. We pray that every bit of infection in his precious body be removed by Your mighty hand. Touch Sue and Gordy, Lord, as they await your touch. Be with their entire family and free them all from any illness. We praise You in advance for your healing touch. In Your Son's Holy name. AMEN!

The Tilleys

Pam&Hal said...

We are praying that Luke's fever and heartbeat will go down, that his breathing will become even and that the pneumonia will be leave him. Keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.
Love, Pam, Hal, Carl and Paul

Loni said...

Ohhhhh...I am so sorry that you are in the hospital again. I know that scene becomes TOO familiar, and you just want HOME and normalcy. We will be praying for you and watching for updates.

Loni & all...

Jenni said...

Burns family will be praying for you Luke!

Anonymous said...

You are all in our prayers, especially for a good nights sleep and rest so that each day you will have the strength you need to get through each day. Thank you Jesus for your hand on Luke to heal his little lungs to make them strong and healthy again and take away this infection. Love Tom & Pam

Teena said...

Dear Father God, please touch Luke's body right now Lord as we lift him up to you. May you restore his lungs Lord... may you give the doctors the wisdom that only comes from you. Father we ask that you just heal Luke ... that the infection be gone, Lord. Also, Lord for Sue & Gordy, for their strength, Lord, just pour out your grace & mercy on them. In your Son's name, Amen~

PLEASE know we are lifting you up to the LORD... our thoughts are with you... we send you love, prayers and hugs!

your Georgia friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley