Sunday, April 02, 2006

I've finally found a few minutes to update the Blog

Many people have been telling me, "you haven't updated the blog in a long time!" It's been kind of crazy around here lately and I've just not had the energy to sit down and type. Myself, Amy, Natalie and Lily went to Eastern Washington for my little sister, Lori's 40th birthday on March 17-19, we had a wonderful time, while Gordy and Daniel stayed home to watch Luke, Isaiah and Ezekiel. On the way there and home we had to pray that our old Subaru would get us there and home, it was blowing out big plumes of blue smoke every once in awhile. Needless to say we had a huge oil leak problem, God is faithful and we got home okay, it wasn't until Monday that we realized our car was dead. That same Monday I had to take Luke to PT and while I was putting him into his car seat I twisted my back and what I thought was no big deal turned into a BIG deal.

I ended up having some very horrible back pains and problems for the next two weeks. I spent many of days on the couch reading to the boys, watching videos and reading to myself. Natalie made the comment one day that she couldn't remember the last time that she had seen me sitting reading a book during the day, I couldn't remember either. I was finally getting better when my upper back decided to start spasaming, if you've ever had a charlie horse, just imagine that happening in your back and taking all the breath out of you. This last Thursday and Friday morning I was literally laying flat on my back because I could not move without extreme pain and not being able to breath, it finally started to go away after a lot prayer and Ibruprofen. Then on Saturday I woke up feeling great, it is amazing how much better I feel and today I don't even have a sore muscle in my back. God is so good!

Enough about me! Now onto Luke, he has been doing great and Praise the Lord even though Lily, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Amy and Natalie have come down with some kind of flu bug, Luke has not caught it. I'm praying that he doesn't. These last few weeks have not gone without some very stressful times because at times Luke seemed to be having seizures and sleeping all the time. Since then we've had a lot of prayer going forth and it seems that they have disappeared and he is a lot more alert and awake now. Luke has also been doing great at PT, his Physical Therapist has been putting him in a stander and he has been doing great at keeping his head up, he seems to really enjoy standing. After a lot of debating and praying we've finally decided to make a neurologist appt. his PT has been recommending for a while that we get some botox shots for his legs, so we are going to the appt. on May 13th. I'm praying that the Dr. will know from looking at his past records that he has made some great progress, but I'm not very hopeful that he will give us any words of encouragement, as we haven't had much luck in getting good reports in the past.

Last time I blogged I asked for prayer for Gordy, at that time the Dr. thought he had pneumonia, but we found out after his 3rd appt in a week that his Dr. thinks he had Bronchitis and now has asthma. He seems to be doing a little better, but still has many times through out the day when he gets to coughing so hard he can hardly catch his breath. Needless to say he still needs prayer, he has an appt. with an Allergist on April 21st, hopefully they will find out what he is allergic to and what is causing his horrible coughing spells.

One last prayer request, many of you have been praying for Abbie for a while now and even perhaps reading her website, which is one of the links on the side of our blog. Abbie went into the Hospital last week with pneumonia and difficulty with breathing, I'm not sure if she is still there but she needs a touch from our Healing Father God.

Thank you for your faithfulness in continuing to pray for Luke's complete healing, we haven't given up hope that his brain will be completely restored. We continue to lift up those that need prayer, please be sure to share your requests in the comment area.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue

P.S. I haven't forgotten about the pictures, Gordy is going to show me how to put them into the blog so that I can start to do this without having to wait to get help all the time. Thank you for your patience.


Gabby's mom said...

Dear Luke,
We only know you and your family through your website, but we want you to know we are praying for your complete healing and strenght for your family.
Your mommy sent Gabby a message to let us know you were praying for her too. Thank you so much!
I know Jesus is watching over you and there is no better place to be than in His Hands.
Gabby's mom Dana

Anonymous said...

Dear Searles family,
We are contending in prayer for you all.

lockwoods said...

Sue and Family-
It was good to hear from you! Just wanted to let you know that we are always in prayer for you. It's funny... our 3 year old son, Josiah, prays for Luke before every meal (gets pretty fiesty if the other kids get impatient and don't want to let him pray!)and before bed. So, Luke has a prayer warrior his own size doing battle for him. We'll be remembering Gordy, your other children, and Abbie, too.
Thanks for praying for Joanna. This is a marathon and not a sprint...I have to keep reminding myself of that.
Love ya'll-
Amy Lockwood

Teena said...

It has been awhile since I have been here! I am praying and think of all of you very often. I am so sorry about your back Sue, but PTL it is better. I think I posted about my mom's troubles and me going to see her for a week (around the 19-27th of March) and just this past Tuesday my FIL passed away. We are busy making arrangements. I haven't been online much. I do think of you and LUKE~ and pray for all of you.
YOU all are so very special to me.
talk to you soon~ I did get your message thanks!
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley