Monday, April 10, 2006

Latest on Luke and prayer requests

Luke is still in the PICU on a ventilator to help him breath. He has a fever and when he wakes up, he is breathing against the machine causing CO2 levels to rise too high. When they sedate him to keep him asleep his oxygen levels drop too low. There is concern that the tube is in the wrong place and would need to perform a procedure to reintabate him. They did a culture on the fluid they found in his lung and it grew some bacteria that could cause a significant respiratory infection. Please continue to pray for Luke that he will recover quickly and be able to get off the ventilator soon. Pray that he will not develop a full blown respiratory infection. Pray that they will be able to find that place where he can rest and not continue to desat.

Sue is doing okay, although I know being in the PICU is very stressful for her. I will be going to the hospital in a while to relieve her for a bit. Please pray for Sue to continue to have strength and that God will give her the grace and peace for this time. Also, pray that her back will not have any problems from sleeping in the hospital chair.

5 comments:

Julie in NC said...

We're praying for you, Sue and Gordy. Lukie, we're praying for you buddy! I know how hard it must be to be back in the PICU. We're praying for you and we love y'all! Love, Shane, Julie and children

Mommy_2 said...

Gordy & Sue, know that you are in our prayers! Luke, we are praying that you recover quickly and can get out of that old hospital. We love you and know that God is touching you!

The Tilleys

Glenn & Kim said...

Gordon - We hope Luke makes a quick recovery and want you to know that Luke, you, Sue and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hopefully, your family can find some peace and rest during this very difficult time.

Love, Glenn and Kim

The Gannaway Family said...

Dear Searles,
We are praying for you all today.
Love
The Gannaway Family,
Willow Grove, Australia

Pam&Hal said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to update the blog. Have been thinking of you and praying throughout the day. As always you are in our hearts and prayers. Pam