Monday, December 12, 2005

Luke is moving his legs more and more each day

We've had a exciting day today, Luke is moving his legs all the time now. He began as I mentioned the night that we had special prayer for him a few weeks ago, today he kept kicking them and moving them all day long. When I took him to PT today his therapist said that it is definitely not a muscle spasm and seems to be purposeful movement. It was so wonderful when this evening we had him in our swing and he seemed to be pumping his legs to keep it going and then Natalie would hold his feet and he would get them out of her grip and continue to move them. I had tears of joy a few times today.

Luke went to Sunday School yesterday for the first time since his accident, my dear sisters Jill and Cindy, along with Natalie are teaching his class so that he is able to be with children his own age once again. He seemed to really enjoy himself and brought home a paper, thank you Jesus for progress.

I know many of you have asked how the other kids are doing? Lily, Ezekiel and Isaiah are finally over the cold and cough that they've had for so long and seem to be more pleasant lately. Luke is sounding so good also, he has such a strong cough and is able to clear his throat more often without the help of the suction machine. It seems at times that we are all too busy with all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, I spent hours shopping yesterday, Amy and Natalie had play practice at our church after church, Daniel went down to visit the family he stayed with last year and helped a friend record a demo, while my wonderful husband Gordy stayed home with Luke, Lily, Ezekiel, Isaiah and their little friend Bonnie. I thank the Lord for His strength during this busy time.

I was thanking the Lord for the constant changes I see in Luke on a weekly basis lately and was thinking back to this time last year when we he had his trach and we were suctioning him up to 30 times a day somedays, when the only way we could tell if he was upset was by watching his left eye turn red, not seeing any movement of his arms, fingers, legs and him staying pretty much in a backwards C all the time and taking 1 hour to get just a few Tablespoons of food into his stomach through his G-tube. To where today we are hardly ever having to suction him, he lets us know he is upset by making loud noises and even cries tears when he is in pain, now he is moving his arms, fingers and legs daily and since his fundoplication surgery he is taking his food so much better without throwing up constantly. God is so good to continue to encourage us during this long journey that we would not have chosen to go on, but that He is allowing you to join us and support us on while we are traveling down this path together.

Once again I humbly come before you with tears in my eyes to say "thank you" for your continued prayers and support, you will never even begin to imagine how wonderful it is having you with us as we get closer everyday to Luke's complete healing. Please pray that Luke will continue to move his legs more and more and that he will have a normal bend in his knees and that his hips and all his joints will have normal function. Also that he will continue to make new noises each day and that we will begin to hear happy noises and see his beautiful smile once again and last but not least that we will continue to stay healthy this winter.

Have a Merry Christmas Season!

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


Ellen said...

So Glad to hear the progress Luke is making !!

Marry Christmas to your family!!

As always you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hello dear Searles family,
We can't thank the Lord enough for what He has "special" to read the blog this morning. Our love to you are blessings to us and many others.
Auntie n' Uncle

Pam&Hal said...

What wonderful news. Every day you are in our hearts and prayers. Wishing you the light of the season. Love, Pam, Hal, Carl and Paul

Loni said...

Praising God with you! We are so thankful to see the recovery of Luke. What wonderful things to share as time goes on of God's faithfulness. Oh, I know this is such a lonnnnggg, growing and hard experience. My heart goes out to you with the daily tasks that you have. I am sure the load gets heavy at times.

Thank YOU for your love and caring. It means a lot. Love, Loni

Teena said...

Wow, way to go LUKE! PTL PTL... God is so good and continues to work miracles in Luke's life. Thank you for sharing. Praying for all of you this Christmas Season.

Sue & Gordy, I come to you with a prayer request. I have never met this "mama" but I have online... her name is Melissa Snow and she needs all our prayers. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor less then two weeks ago. She is the mama of seven. She has 6 beautiful daughters and her youngest only a couple months old... a son. I will try to post a pic here. Or come back and post her link to her website. It is ok to post ... they want ALL praying... I know all of you will pray!

this is a picture (if it works) of her and her newborn right after his birth.
I hope it is ok to put it here asking for prayer....

here is the link to her site~ (hope it works)

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

Julie in NC said...

Hello, I know that this is a busy time of year. I just had to let you know that we are praying for you each day. Luke, I still can't wait to hear you speak one day about how the Lord has healed you!

Blessings and Love, Shane, Julie and Children

PS Teena, Thanks you for sharing about Melissa. We have and will keep praying for that sweet family. Julie

The Gannaway Family said...

Dear Searles Family,
So good to hear of Luke's progress. We will continue to pray for him and your family. We pray that you will all have a wonderful Christmas together, full of love, laughter and blessings. Merry Christmas
Much love and blessings
The Gannawy Family,
Willow Grove, Australia

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and family!
We are anxiously awaiting an update.
Have a Merry Christmas!