Sunday, August 05, 2007

Luke still needs prayer as he is sick again

Luke is sick again, oh how I hate typing those words. This past week we decided we would try to camp again. We took the trailer up on Monday night, Gordy had to go to work late that night so he left Natalie and I up there with Isaiah, Ezekiel, Luke and Lily, he was not able to come back up until Friday night because of his very busy work schedule. Luke was doing fine until Thursday, we went for a walk down to look at the Snoqualamie Falls, which is very beautiful. Well the walk and day ended up being too much for Luke and late in the afternoon I decided to check his oxygen levels because he was struggling to breath, sure enough he needed oxygen.

Thursday night ended up being a very difficult night, with his alarms going off basically all night long. Friday though he seemed to be doing a bit better, not needing the oxygen, so I decided to take him to OT and then brought him home so that I could do a few loads of laundry. By the time we got back up to camp he was in need of some oxygen again, but nothing compared to Thursday night so I thought he was getting better, but not so. Both Natalie and Lily went to bed that night complaining of having a stomach ache and Lily was also crying that her mouth hurt. The next morning their stomachs both felt better, but Lily was still complaining of her mouth hurting, I thought she might be teething, but after a closer look it appears she somehow got a infection in her upper gums.

Saturday we had planned to take the children to a local Train Museum and to ride on a train, but I knew that after giving Luke a bath and having him throw up his food that he needed a day of rest and relaxation, so Gordy ended up taking Natalie, Isaiah, Ezekiel and Lily. They all had a great time. We had originally planned to come home Sunday afternoon, but decided that with Luke not doing so hot and Lily complaining that her mouth hurt we'd better pack it up and come home. Isaiah and Zeke were crushed as they had planned to sleep in the tent with Dad that night.

Here we are Sunday morning, I stayed home from church with Luke and Lily while the rest of the family took off. I am debating whether I should take Lily in to have her mouth looked at as she is still in a lot of pain and running a fever. Today is Luke's last day on his antibiotic so if he is not better by tomorrow I will take him in also.

Last Sunday the little devotional that I read each day really ministered to my heart, so I thought I would share a bit of it with you all. The title was God's Delays, though I could probably rewrite the whole thing, I will just share this part of it: Faith never gives up. It knows that despite appearances, all is well. It can wait without signs or significant indications that God is at work, because it is sure of Him. "Each delay is perfectly fine, for we are within the safe hands of God," said Madame Guyon (1648-1717) We too must learn to view each delay as if it were "perfectly fine." Postponements are reasons to pray rather than grow anxious, impatient, and annoyed. They're opportunities for God to build those imperishable but hard to acquire qualities of humility, patience, serenity, and strength. God never says, "Wait awhile," unless He is planning to do something in our situation - or in us. He waits to be gracious. So take heart! God's answer tarries, "Wait for it; because it will surely come." The scripture that went along with it was Habukkuk 1:12-2:3, I have clung to this scripture for almost 3 years, knowing as it says, "the vision will be fulfilled and not losing hope, for it will not be overdue a single day, my paraphrase."

Please keep praying with us for Luke's miracle, it is going to happen!

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


dr_bristow said...

I am praying for Luke right now!
This last week has been very trying for me, but reading your blog and thinking of Luke has made me realize that compared to what Luke and your family has to go through so often, I really have nothing to complain about. Praying that God will touch Luke in a special way this week, and bring him the healing that he needs (as well as Lily). Also praying for Luke's complete healing!!!
Love and blessings,

Psalm 55:22 - "Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall."

Joanna MacDonald said...

I was just reading through my journal over the last few years, and ran across the account of my daughter Emilie's dream about "little Luke" around Sept. 2004?? It said, Luke was sitting on the floor at their house playing with blocks-lots of blocks, and stacking them, laughing and talking, when his mom came and took him outside to ride his bike. She said then he coughed. We are still holding on to this for you all, all the way from Virginia!! The MacDonald's

Anonymous said...

I hope that each day finds Luke doing better and better. As always, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Pam

Alesha said...

Hi Sue,

I wandered over from Katie's blog at "Team Bettendorf". Your Luke is one handsome little man. We are all the way on the opposite coast in Florida. Our little man is another Biblically-named cutie, Isaac. I look forward to getting to know you all.