Wednesday, September 21, 2005

A Great Report on Luke's Toe's, Ankles and Knees

We had some great news today as I took Luke in for a evaluation on his leg splints. He had them made at the beginning of the year and at that time we were told they were not sure how long they would last. Well though Luke has not gained much weight he has gotten taller this past year, needless to say he has outgrown his leg splints.

It was so exciting to hear today that Luke's toes are looking awesome, they used to be bend over each other and now they are straight out. He kept looking at his ankles and made the comment that they are bending at least a 95 percent angle, which is awesome a 100 % bend is perfect. He felt his knee joints and said that they are feeling okay and that he was very happy to see the bend that we are getting in his legs, his legs used to be ramrod straight and now they are hanging down. He mentioned that we will want to talk to our PT before deciding what we should do next as far as helping his legs progress even better.

Do you remember that over the past year there have been many times that I've specifically asked for prayer that God would help Luke's legs to bend and his arm to straighten out. Well God is answering our prayers because his arms are straightening out and his legs while not bending perfectly yet are beginning to bend. As he talked about the future and the different options we might have I once again told him that I believe that Luke is going to be completely healed and will be walking and running sometime in the near future. It's so funny to see how people will respond to this they usually don't know what to say, a lot of them probably think that poor Mom it's too bad she just can't accept her child's handicapped. But they don't know the God that I serve, I know that nothing is too difficult for Him and saving and healing people is what He does best.

This week has been a very challenging one for me. I've had some very painful days to deal with. My back began to hurt last week and was getting worse every day until I was literally crying out in pain at various times through out the day. My Chriropractor wanted me to go in for a MRI, so that is what I did tonight, I'm glad that is over it was very uncomfortable to say the least. I will learn the results on Friday. Please be praying that God will completely heal my back, I was feeling so much better today so I'm believing that God has already began the healing process. It is so hard for me to take it easy when there are 101 things that I could be doing each day and it literally just about kills me to not be able to carry Luke around and help with his care. I've been crying out to the Lord for a touch and for wisdom to make the time I need to take care of myself. I know when I was walking faithfully up until Luke's accident last year that my back was feeling so wonderful, I'm hoping that I can begin to walk regularly again, I just have to take the time of which I'm always running short on. I've had a heavy heart lately, sometimes I get so impatient with God's timing in healing Luke and it just kills me to see him just laying around when he could be running and playing with his brothers. The part of my scripture verse from Hab. 2:2 & 3,that I've been clinging to lately is the part that says, "if it seems slow, don't despair." I realize that it must sound selfish to those that have lost a loved one or gone through the tragedy of losing your home to Hurricane Katrina, that here I am with Luke alive and getting better all the time, saying what are you whining about Sue??

Would you please continue to pray specifically for Luke's lungs to get better, he has a very strong cough and sneeze but he struggles daily to keep his lungs clear. We rarely have to suction him anymore, except in the morning, which is absolutely great. I was just telling a friend tonight how great he has been sleeping, I remember this time last year he never slept through the night, another answer to prayer. Would you also pray for Luke to smile and laugh again, somedays I feel I would do anything to see his precious beautiful smile again. Both Gordy and I are so encouraged to hear from all that are still praying and following along with Luke's updates and prayer requests. I look forward to the day that you will look to the blog and see in huge print that Luke has been completely and totally healed, it's coming don't doubt it for a moment.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue

14 comments:

Julie in NC said...

Sue, Thanks for the update! We have been praying for that smile this week. I will pray that you find and make time for yourself! I better get on the ball.

Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

Nancy said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for the update. Wonderful news about Lukes arms and legs. I'll be praying for your back to heal, and Lukes smile to return. I've never thought of you as whiny Sue. I'm always amazed at how you can do so much in one day and also your incredible faith in God. Your family really are an inspiration. You continue to be in my prayers.
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,
Haven't posted in a long time, but felt lead to send some encouragement. We ARE out here praying and will continue to pray for Luke's completed healing. I have a child with a chronic "lifelong" (according to the doctors) illness and understand fully knowing in your heart that one day your child will be healed. We deal with the day to day and are always looking for that miraculous instant healing. At the same time we give God the glory for the “small” miracles we see every day. I don’t ever want to neglect to give God the glory for the many “small” miracles I see in Bryce’s life and I will always believe in his completed healing. ALWAYS believe!
You’re always in our prayers,
Sue Floyd

Anonymous said...

Hi! So great to hear about Luke's legs and ankles and toes... God is indeed healing him. PTL ~

I am praying for you too Sue, for your back and the results from the MRI.

YOUR testimony is so awesome. Even when you are feeling low~ you always praise the Lord and tell of HIS glory.

I think of you often and LUKE~
we love all of you~
your Georgia Friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Loni said...

It's good to read this update Sue, and see how far Luke has come. I know these days are long. Look for the little things. It's amazing how well Luke has done, yet I know how tiring it is for you all. Thanks too for your notes and prayers. It means a lot! :) Loni

Anonymous said...

Sue,
We were physically gone for a couple weeks but continued in prayer for Luke as we were out there sailing the "seven seas" So excited to read the blog this morning and see all the progress LUke is making and that the Lord blessed you all with some wonderful family time away together~ We continue to stand fervently in the Gap with you praising the Lord in advance for the awesome day when LUke will be completely healed! Love, Mary

The Gannaway Family said...

Hi Sue,
We join you in thanking God for Lukes toes and for his arms and will continue to pray for his legs. We are so encouraged by your testimony. Not for one minute do I ask, why are you moaning? I know that I moan (really moan) and I have nothing to moan about. Please know that just by your honesty and testimony you are a daily encourgement to us mothers to keep going and thank God for our small blessings. Also want to let you know that our 3YO Petey, prays for "baby Luke" each time he prays with us in the morning.

Much love and many blessings
The Gannaways
Willow Grove, Australia

Anonymous said...

Hi. You don't know me, but I check your site from time to time from another blog's link. Just want you to know that I pray for your son and I am inspired by your constant and powerful love for your son.

Charlie

Julie in NC said...

Hello Sue, Just thought I would say hello. I have been praying for Little Luke. The children got a new CD the other day with the song on it..head and shoulders knees and toes, knees and toes. Do you know that song? I have been singing that song with the prayer of the Lord healing Luke from the head to the toes. I have to giggle a little at times because I have it stuck in my mind so much. I am glad we serve a God that love us enough to allow us to find things funny in times that we are seeking and asking for his help. Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

Mommy_2 said...

Sue,

Thanks so much for the update. Praise God for your awesome report. Luke will be running and walking in the Lord's sweet time. I pray that you will walk in on him one day just cracking up with laughter... I can picture it!!! I am also in prayer for your back to be completely pain free and that you will no longer suffer with that. You've got your hands full as it is.

The Lord truly amazes me. I am presently in a study group reading Diana Hagee's book "The King's Daughter" and Hab 2:1-3 was one of our scripture references this week. The Lord has really laid it on my heart so I have done just as the scripture says and written Luke's healing down on paper so that the Lord will answer at the appointed time and complete his healing.

The Lord led me to share these verses with a friend that has been waiting ever so patiently on the Lord to answer her prayers for finding a husband. Isn't He awesome... one little bit of scripture can mean so much to so many people!

Lot's of love and prayers,
Darla

Julie in NC said...

Hello Sue, I read this today and it made me think of Luke.

Psalms 116:5-9

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6 The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. 7 Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. 8 For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, me feet from stumbling, 9 that I may walk before the Lord

We are praying for you family and for Luke to healed! Blessings and Love, Shane, Julie and Children

Anonymous said...

Hi, Sue~ just checking in. Thinking of all of you. Wanted to say hi to Luke.
Wondering how Daniel is. How about the girls?
You are on our minds and in our hearts. May God give you HIS strength today....
your Georgia friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

sherryandkaty said...

We're so glad to hear Luke is getting better! We've been praying for him! May God continue to strengthen little Luke and the rest of the family.

In Christ,
The Young's

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