Monday, March 05, 2007

How can I thank you enough?

When I was a little girl we used to sing a song to God, in church that said, "How can I thank you enough, how can I thank you enough, how can I thank you enough, from the abundance of my heart my soul cries out, how can I thank you enough?" that is exactly how I am feeling tonight. Your prayers have once again worked and Luke is doing great. Yesterday and last night he was still very sick, on lots of oxygen, high temperature and high heart rate. Then at about 11:00 p.m. he was having a real rough time, he seemed to be having chills and his heart rate was going up again, I gave him some tylenol and cried out to God to touch him and within a short time he seemed to finally be doing better. I was able to take him off his oxygen mask and put the nasal cannula back in his nose, he ended up being on about 1 1/2 liters of oxygen, which was a huge improvement for the rest of the night and his heart rate went back to his normal self.

Just to give you an little glimpse into our crazy weekend. Gordy had told me a while back that he was going to have to work on Saturday during the day and all night. He ended up working from 10 a.m. Saturday morning and pretty much continued until Sunday morning at 5:00 a.m. went to bed when he got home at 6:00 a.m. and was up at 8:00 a.m. because their were problems with the implementations they had made the night before. He ended up solving problems all day and was not off the phone until 6:00 p.m. that night. He worked close to 28 straight hours. So he was unable to help with Luke or the other children during that time, I'm once again very thankful that my sister Lori is here to help, and for Daniel and Josh, who helped keep the house picked up, it makes me realize that I really am unable to get through these days alone.

I wanted Gordy to get a good sleep on Sunday night, so I ended up sleeping on the couch with Luke, so that I would be right by his side if he alarmed at all during the night. I did get a bit of sleep, but by morning I was exhausted, so my sister Cindy came over and said go get some sleep, I thought I would lay down for an hour and ended up waking up at 12:15, needless to say I jumped out of bed running, because Luke had a PT appt. at 1:00, I was actually able to make it there by 1:15, I thought we did pretty good, we went from there to the Hyperbaric chamber, I knew after being on oxygen the last few days it would be good for Luke to get a dive. He did great and the turn around that he has made has been nothing less than miraculous, tonight when we hooked him up to the oxymeter his numbers were great and he has only been on a 1/4 a liter for a short time tonight.

Just to give you an update on the girls, they actually called on their cell phone and they are doing great, the conditions in the village that they have been staying in are a bit better than they expected. The home that Amy and Natalie are staying in is actually one of the few homes that has a shower and toilet, to say they are blessed is an understatement. They leave the village tomorrow to go into Bucharest, where conditions will be a lot better. They both were very excited about the reception the team is having and that they have been able to minister to the people there, with the clinic they set up with the team nurse. The girls collected over 200 toothbrushes, from their Dentist and Orthodontist, the goal for the team was to take 400 toothbrushes to pass out, the nurse is teaching a few classes on good hygiene and trying to raise the awareness of preventive medicine.

We continue to appreciate your prayers for our family, for Luke's complete restoration and for Amy and Natalie while they are gone. I end this by saying, "How can I thank you enough??"

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


Anonymous said...

Sue I am so glad that Luke is better!! We will keep praying for him to be restored to normal health! Love and Blessings, Shane,Julie and Children

Teena said...

Dear Sue, my computer has been down... well really the phones lines but I think everythign is fixed now. Hopefully anyway. I was thinking of your girls and praying for them. How blessed you are to have them.... they have a wonderful testimony of what Jesus is doing in their life. :)

I am so thankful too that Luke is better..... give Him a big hug from us?

Do you have special plans for his birthday? The big 4! God is doing great things....

Sue, I am praying for you and asking the Lord to hold you up this month... Lori & Cindy are their to hold up your arms so to speak. :)

I love you!
your Georgia friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

lockwoods said...


So happy that Luke is doing better! Yaaay! We continue in daily prayer for little Luke. Thanks for the update.

The AK Lockwoods (Mark, Amy, and 5 little ones)

Carmichael Family said...

This is what the body of Christ is all about - praying for and supporting one another! I'm so glad Luke is doing better! Keeping you in our prayers as always,
Catherine and family

Teena said...

Just thinking of all of you.... Mandi is praying for the girls.... and the boys and I were talking about Luke having a birthday!

My computer keeps messing up so I am at church using that one!

praying & thinking of you
Your Georgia Friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Anonymous said...

Hey, how are you, anything new?