Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's Saturday Night and once again Luke is not doing great

I don't know what it is about Saturday nights but they have been and continue to be a huge trial for our family. It always seems like if Luke is going to get really sick it happens on Saturday, sometimes I wonder if "someone" just doesn't want us going to church on Sunday morning.

This morning I took Luke into see the ENT Dr. that took his tonsils out for a follow up appointment. The Dr. said that he looks like he is healing great. I did mention to him the fact that since Luke's surgery he has not been swallowing much anymore, in fact it has been horrible, especially at night. I think what happens is his saliva pools in the back of his throat and because he is not swallowing he doesn't breathe that great, causing his oxygen levels to drop. He wants me to call him back in a week and let him know how Luke is doing. Also suggested that maybe we should schedule another sleep study to see how he is doing at night. PLEASE be praying with us that Luke will start to swallow again and that we won't need to keep suctioning him all the time. I don't really want to go through another sleep study if we don't need to.

Sometimes I wonder who is still reading Luke's blog?? I was surprised to see that no one commented on our last post for a few days. I realize that not everyone that reads the blog needs to post a comment, I know I don't all the time, but because I know how much comments mean, I try to comment, even if it's just a few words of encouragement. The insecure part of me thinks that maybe I have offended people or that maybe they just don't care anymore, does that sound ridiculous?? At times I am haunted by a comment made by a friend of mine, whose son had a near drowning accident, almost 8 years ago now, she said, "that after 4 years people have stopped caring or believing that God is going to heal her son." I thought how sad, I continue to pray for Josiah and believe that God is able to still work a miracle after all these years.

It's so easy for us to give up on anything that we pray for a long time, but I want to encourage all of you out there that have been praying for something in your life, maybe salvation of a family member or friend, maybe a healing touch in your own life or someone close to you or maybe for a financial miracle, don't give up. There are so many stories in the Bible where God took years to complete the miracle that He began, His timing is definitely not always our timing. Remember, persistence in prayer pleases God! Sorry to ramble on, but I hope that in some way I have renewed your hope to believe that God is still the God of the impossible, for we (I) need to remember that daily!

May God richly bless you,
Luke's Mommy Suzi

26 comments:

Kathy Hooper said...

Hi, de-lurking to let you know I am reading your blog. I found you only a few months ago but am praying for your Luke and the rest of your family. Loved the Easter photos.

Sigrun said...

I'm not a huge blog-reader, but somehow have kept reading yours and another: Jenni & Chris plus personal contacts. I read and pray for you and support you and am sorry I don't encourage you more. Maybe I see myself more as a 'stranger in the night' ;) Luke's story is part of God's story and our hope will rest in our Lord. I admire you in your path and journey. Thank you for telling us how it is.

Love
Sigrun
http://residentalien.blogs.com/sigrun_says/

dr_bristow said...

Always praying for Luke even if I don't leave a comment. Praying that he is better today and that you'll all be able to go to church together!
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Anonymous said...

I read almost every day , the faith your family seems to have is one of the greatest things I have ever seen . It is inspiring , I hope one day for your son to speak to you , and i pray that he will , anonymous

kelly said...

I know I don't comment often, but I should just say that I think you are an amazing person and mother and child of God. I usually stop by to breathe in some encouragement and strength from your words...to assist me with my own daughter's medical situation. Which, by the way, is so pale in comparison to Luke's that I feel guilty for even feeling overwhelmed from time to time. Reading the trials of other's and lifting them in prayer is in many ways like a therapy for me.

Please forgive me for not commenting often. Most times I am just too tired to compose anything in words.....but reading your words inspires me to be all that I need to be for my daughter and family.

Thank you for sharing your journey.

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog daily and am in prayer for not only Luke, but your entire family. Keep writing so that we can support you all in prayer.

I don't know you (and can't remember where I first heard you story), but I do know that Christ is stronger than any human trial. Prayers for you to feel this truth and you all journey through life.

Anonymous said...

Tracking and always hoping for Luke and your families' recovery...Bob

Jen said...

I am here praying and keeping up to date. I look forward to hearing that things are getting better!

Love,
Jen

Julie said...

I'm a lurker, but check your blog almost every day!! And I'm still praying for Luke at least once a day!!

Anonymous said...

Hello,
THis seemed like a good time to leave a comment--I think I did once or twice before, but it has been a long time! :) We have been praying for Luke and your family since the week of his accident--just quietly catching up every few days and keeping you all in our prayers. I find you and your family an inspiration of faith and perserverence--I have waivered with much smaller things in my life! Thank you for continuing to share Luke's story with all of us--I am sure that many have learned a great deal from your family.
Bethann :)

Skinners said...

I read your updates and enjoy the pictures. Was so happy you put the pictures of the kids making the food. It was so make fun to watch them all working together.

I know a lot of people read that don’t comment. There were 130 reading today (at 5:05 pm) and 9 time zones.

I have seen Luke over the years do things that he was never suppose to do in the first place and I know that GOD isn’t finished yet. We serve a great GOD wanting to do wonders for us. I will work and watch the mighty things the LORD will do.

Love you all lots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Aunt Cindy


Matthew 17: 20
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.


Matthew 19:26
Mark 10:27
Luke 1: 37
For nothing is impossible with GOD."

Luke 18:27
Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with GOD."

John 14:12
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

Psalms 118:
14 The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.
15 Shouts of joy and victory
resound in the tents of the righteous:
"The LORD's right hand has done mighty things!
16 The LORD's right hand is lifted high;
the LORD's right hand has done mighty things!"
17 I will not die but live,
and will proclaim what the LORD has done.

Isaiah 35
Joy of the Redeemed
1 The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;
they will see the glory of the LORD,
the splendor of our God.
3 Strengthen the feeble hands,
steady the knees that give way;
4 say to those with fearful hearts,
"Be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
he will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution
he will come to save you."
5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
6 Then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert.
7 The burning sand will become a pool,
the thirsty ground bubbling springs.
In the haunts where jackals once lay,
grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.


Matthew 11:
4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: 5 The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Lynne in CT said...

I have been reading your blog from the beginning. Usually check in a couple times per week. I hope Luke feels better by now (Sunday night).

Hugs,
Lynne

Rachel E. said...

Hi Suzi,
I'm sorry I haven't commented recently. Things have been really stressful with school, especially over this past week. However, I just wanted to let you know that I do pray over each and every request you put up here, even if I don't always have a chance to leave a comment. I am praying for Luke's swallowing to improve and hope to hear some good news soon!

RICK said...

Sue I read every day to see how Luke and Abbie are doing this is my first comment I am not really good at computers. Know that my prayers are with you daily. Love RICK

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I look for your updates regularly, and keep you in my prayers always. As moms we sure do learn the combination of persistence and patience in our prayer life, giving up is never an option. I'm thankful that God doesn't require perfection from us, because sometimes we do get discouraged, but His grace and mercy alway covers us.
In Him,
Sue Floyd

Joanna M. in Virginia said...

Dear Searles, NO, we have not forgotten you!! Please forgive us for taking and not giving! I read your blog, AND the Lockwoods (who I don't even know) almost every week!!I am so blessed by your extreme faith and perseverence. I know this is a daily trial, but I am sure your family is close in ways in may not have been otherwise. We do continue to pray for Luke, and keep Emilie's dream in our minds...sitting up and talking on his own. Hold on to your faith and don't let go!!

Cindy said...

I just want you to know that I do not think God is giving up on Luke! God does not give up on anyone!
I understand why you feel that way about comments. You are going through so much and there is nothing wrong with wanting to hear words of encouragement. I am sorry I don't comment as much as I use to. I am always reading your blogs, and I should say so!
Not a day goes by that I don't think about you a lot. Me and my daughter talk about you very often. It feels like we know you, and yet we have never met.
{{hugs}}!
Cindy.

Anonymous said...

Sue,
Please forgive me for not posting. I have been praying for Luke since the accident. You have encouraged more than you know with your obediance to God.
I usually read the blog on a break, but I will try to leave comments more.
Blessings,
Karen Shudak (Hurtados NE friends)

Anonymous said...

Sue, we may not always leave a comment but a quick check when we see one of the family at church is just the reasurrance we need that God is working. The healing will come and we have not given up hope.You may forget sometimes the great things that have changed in Lukes life but we are excited for each update that is a Praise God you post on line. Hang in there, you are not alone. Love Pam

nicole said...

We also have our trials and sometimes we do not have time to come bye!
Our own life has been completely moved about with the annulation of my eldest daughter's wedding a month before it was due to be celebrated.
We had just had the news about our son, married for 6 month, was having a divorce: his wife fell in love with her musician.so we are having a divorce.
my mother nearly died following heavy surgery... so my head is a bit fuzzy!
I think of you all daily!
Courage!!!!!!!

jodi Pesicka said...

So sorry to hear that Luke is sick again. I read and try to post all the time. I will say some extra prayers for your whole family.

Anonymous said...

Dear Suzi,
As you know, I'm awful about commenting. My "excuse" is that I usually only take time to read blogs if I'm sitting to nurse Mary Faith - and that makes it hard to type! I've got to do better about it as I KNOW how encouraging those comments can be.

Somehow I missed your last post (food making etc). I'm not sure how as I usually check in and pray at least every other day. I've been planning to comment or email and tell you how very, very much you blessed me with your post on depression and despair. I read it the day that I broke down in the scrapbook store. (story in my last blog post if you missed it) I came home under SUCH a weight of grief and darkness and really didn't know what to do. I had read that post once through already but I wasn't discouraged so it didn't "stick" with me at the time. I sat down just to check the blogs of the children I pray for and saw your post again. I almost didn't give it more than a second glance because "I already knew what it said," but felt the Spirit leading me to re-read it carefully. Your words brought SUCH needed encouragement and the gentle rebuke that I needed to turn my attitude around. Thank you so much for taking the time to write all of that. It was exactly what I needed.

Blessings,
Kate (Noah's mommy)
www.homeschoolblogger.com/ourquiverfull

Sarah said...

I read and pray for ya'll. ((((hugs))))

Christine said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I still check in. Can I add you to my blogroll?

Abell said...

I found you through another blog that I have been reading lately. I am praying for you.

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