Sunday, February 01, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday...status update

Well it is Super Bowl Sunday and the big game will be on in just a few hours. I stayed home from church to watch Luke allowing Sue to get a break and be refreshed. I am glad she is able to go and break away from the situation, even if it is for just a couple hours. I thought I would give you an update on how Luke is doing.

Luke seems to have turned the corner. It isn't always easy to determine, just when you think you have it figured out, Luke will throw you a curve. However, He had a bit of a temperature yesterday that seems to be gone this morning. His heart rate is a lower and his oxygen levels are up and seem much better. Yesterday evening we were able to take him off the nasal cannula and use blow by only. This allowed us to give his nose a break as it gets very dry from the oxygen. With the blow by, his oxygen numbers have remained good.

These past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride, both physically and emotionally. I find that my emotions are strongly tied to how I am doing physically, in particular how much sleep I have been getting. When I get overtired and sleep deprived, I am more grumpy, and more easily discouraged by the situation. That is when I really need to press in to God and His strength to carry me through. I think the following verse in is appropriate for the situation

2 Corinthians 12:10"Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."

In Christ, I am strong. Phillipians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" I have quoted this verse many times these past few weeks and God has been faithful. I believe that much of that strength has come from the prayers of friends and family.

Thank you for praying, we can see the difference.

May Christ show Himself strong in you today.

Luke's Dad

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update Gordy. I have had Luke on my mind all day. Praying for Sue too ... and you as when our children are sick it is so draining and exhausted. Please know that we are lifting all of you up to the Father.