Sunday, April 09, 2006

Luke needs a touch from God

Luke was move to the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) a few hours ago around 11:30 pm. He had a fever of 103 degrees. He vomited and as a result, aspirated some of the food. They intabated (sp?) him and put him on a ventilator to help clean out his lungs. There is concern that the food and stomach acids that made their way into his lungs may cause pneumonia or some other kind of respiratory infection. The Dr said she expects he will be on the ventilator for 3 - 5 days. He is heavily sedated to allow him to rest and to keep him from feeling the tube that goes down his throat.

I cannot even begin to describe the range of emotions that both we are feeling at this time. Being back in the PICU, walking down familiar hallways, listening to the alarms of the various machines, all the time wondering what this is all about. Sitting at a computer blogging, asking for prayer.

On the way to the hospital I turned on the radio and immediately a song by Casting Crowns called "Praise You In This Storm" (Lyrics below) began to play. I thought to myself that God want to remind me to prais Him in the storm. This song challenges us to praise God even when the storm is raging, even when we dont feel like it, even when your son isnt doing great. Therefore, Lord I praise You! Before everyone that reads this blog, I praise You, for You alone are worthy of my praise. Father, I cry out to You and ask that You would hear this father's cry for his son to be healed. Lord, please heal Luke. I ask that he will regain his ability to breath on his own quickly. Lord I ask that You will keep him from getting pneumonia or any other infection. I ask that you will cause the fever to subside. I pray that they will not need to do any more surgeries or procedures.

Please Pray that Luke will recover quickly. Pray that God will provide a miraculous healing for Luke. Please pray for our family that God will give us strength and grace to endure.

I appreciate each and everyone of you that read this blog and pray,

Lukes Dad

PS, here are the words to the song I mentioned, if you have not heard this song, I strongly suggest spending the $1 on itune to download it.

"Praise You In This Storm" by Casting Crowns

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
And stepped in and saved the day
Once again, I say Amen, and it is still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear you whisper through the rain
I'm with you
As your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

I'll Praise you in this storm
And I will lift my hands
You are who you are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will Praise You in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry
You raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find you
I lift my eyes into the hills
Where does my help come from
My help comes from the Lord
The maker of heaven and earth


Anonymous said...

Mental embrace to you and your family, and heartfelt prayers for Luke...Bob

annie said...

Our hearts go out to you and your family during this time of sickness and our prayers go up for Luke's recovery. In the name of Jesus we pray for Luke to recover.

"And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it." John 14:13-14

Anonymous said...

Sue & Gordy, we continue to pray for Luke and your family. We were so concerned to hear that Luke is back in the hospital. Know that many, many people are lifting Luke and your family up and prayer. We know that our prayers do not fall of deaf ears. Please keep the blog updated as you can. May God bless you with His peace, confort and rest! - Phil, Kim & Matthew DeBord

The Gannaway Family said...

Dear Searles,
Didn't get a chance to check the blog over the weekend, but we are praying for Luke and his healing, also for Sue and her back. May God richly bless you guys as you weather this storm. We are with you upholding you in prayer.
Much love
the Gannaways,
Willow Grove, Australia

Anonymous said...

Gordy and Sue, Please know that we are praying for you both, Luke and the other children. We were out of town but as soon as we got word we begain to pray!

Lord, I do ask that you come and allow you spirt to rain in Luke's body. Lord, thank you that you hear our cry for your help. You heard us when we asked for Luke to start to cough last year!!! Allow his body to discard any think that should not be in his lungs. As your word says will come in the Luke awakes in the morning let the hospital staff and the family see the joy in Luke's room! Thank you Lord for Luke! We love you! Amen

We love you Guys, Shane, Julie and Children

The Odas said...

We are ferverently praying for sweet Luke.

Anonymous said...

Dear Luke and Searles' family,
We are praying MUCH for all of you during this difficult time...we KNOW God is the God of the valleys as well as the mountaintops. May you all sense His grace, peace, love and healing walking thru' this valley. God is carrying you thru'. Our church family, Yelm Prairie Christian Center, prayed for you at this morning's service and will continue to pray.....the "effective fervent prayer of the righteous avails much." God is hearing us as we pray. We love you all very much. Auntie and Uncle

Anonymous said...

I am praying for little Luke and your entire family. Please update us as soon as anything is known. I will be checking in and praying for you!
With Love,
Johnson Clan in TX

Pam&Hal said...

Our prayers have been with you all night since we first read of Luke being in the hospital. We love you all so very much.
Pam, Hal, Carl and Paul