Saturday, December 09, 2006

Luke gets a good report from the Orthopedic Dr.

I want to begin by letting you all know that I did end up going to Chicago with Gordy for a few days. What I thought would be a relaxing time ended up being a wonderful busy time spent with some great cousins and some old best friends. Gordy and I left on Saturday, our plane was delayed for 5 hours because of many little things adding up to lots of big things. I wasn't stressed though because I took the opportunity to spend some uninterrupted time reading. On Sunday we were treated to a delicious dinner at Magianno's Restaurant by my cousins, some of whom I had only met once in my life. We went on a lovely tour through their village of Schaumburg and ended up at their home for a nice long visit. Monday my good friend Denise picked me up and took me to their lovely village of Naperville for the day, it was so great spending a day of visiting and catching up on each other's life, they then had Gordy over that night for dinner. On Tuesday my cousin Ellen took me on a tour of downtown Chicago. I loved Chicago, even with it's biting cold weather, I don't think it got any warmer than 34 the whole time I was there. I then came home Wednesday evening, ready to run with a full schedule ahead of me to finish out the week.

All the children did great at home. Luke seemed to enjoy his time at the Rodriguez's home and his day spent at Aunt Cindy's home. He did struggle a little bit with a low grade fever, but nothing too bad. I noticed the morning after I got home he is really struggling with his muscle tone, I'm not sure if he is tense because he is still getting over his bit of flu or what is going on. I do know that I really need to get him back into the Hyperbaric chamber, it really helps with his muscle tone. I'm praying that I will be able to fit in some dives during our Christmas break and that God will provide the money for them as well, since this is a tight time of the year.

I really struggled with whether I should take him into his Orthopedic appt. on Friday because I knew that his muscle tone was so high we'd probably not get a good report. I'm glad I did take him, I really liked his Dr., he basically was looking at three different area's his back, hips and feet. He said his back is looking good, quite often with kids like Luke they have scoliosis, but Luke's back is perfectly straight. At first when he was checking out his knee's he thought they were dislocated, but after straighting out his legs he said they were fine. He said his hips are doing fine and that his feet look good too. He said that he is sitting up nicely and looks great overall, that he could tell that he has great care, because he could not see any skin break down or problem area's. I left there with a huge sigh of relief, telling Luke that even though the Dr. basically said numerous times that Luke would be this way forever, we know different, that we know God will heal him and then he can give God the glory for his healing, knowing that once again we were told that it would be impossible for Luke to walk without a miracle.

I know it's easy to get distracted from the real reason for the season by becoming too busy and distracted by our crazy busy schedules, but I hope you are able to slow down and enjoy this Christmas season. We would love to hear from you and enjoy putting faces with those that are praying for Luke's healing and for our family. If you would like our address or want to get a Christmas picture from us, just e-mail us at

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


annie said...

Praise God for the good report. I know you are thankful that Luke's back is straight and his hips are doing well.
The trip to Chicago sounds like fun! I'm glad to hear you were able to go and had a nice time. I think it is so important to know we can go away and things are okay without us.
I am also trying to figure out a way to get some hbot in. There is always good signs after completing some sessions. I, like you, am only lacking in time and funds but the Lord always provides and I trust He will again for our children.
My prayers are with you and your family.
In Him,

Bindress said...

Anyone who thought Luke would be that way forever haven't seen his beautiful smile!

Teena said...

What a fantastic report! I know you are thrilled. I am back checking from our church~ LOADS so much faster! I haven't even blogged lately... it takes so long to load.
My days/nights are very busy and yes I so want to slow down! Our church is presenting A Live Nativity~ Thurs, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday night. Mandi, Dakota & Alyssa will be in it! The little boys and Billy & I opted out. On Sunday night Dakota & Mandi leave for our church's ski trip. FIRST time for both of them. Michael & Amber will be chaperones along with several others so I will be ok :)
I will however be without my big helpers but that is ok too!
I am just rambling. I have a Christmas pic ready for you~ but not my christmas letter! Do not forget us! We always LOVE seeing ALL of you~

I am so thankful for Luke... for how he has TOUCHED our life in a mighty way. We love all of you so much and talk about you so often in our daily conversations.

much love~
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

dr_bristow said...

I am so glad to hear of Luke's good report from his orthopedist! Praise the Lord! And I am glad you were able to have a nice trip to Chicago and that Luke did well in your absence.
God brought this verse to mind as I was praying for Luke this morning: Isaiah 40:31 - But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
God bless you as we celebrate His birth this Christmas season.

Julie in NC said...

I am glad to see the good report! I have been thinking about you. I will keep you in my prayers. Blessings and Love, Julie