Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Luke needs your prayers today, he has surgery this morning at 8 am

We sure would appreciate your prayers today while Luke is in surgery. We have to be at the hospital at 6 am for his 8 am surgery to get his gallbladder out. I mentioned in a previous post a few months back that during an ultra sound Luke had to check out his digestive system they found huge gallstones. The surgeon said that many people live all their lives with gallstones and never even know they have them until they have one become dislodged at which time they can cause horrible pain. We discussed the pro's and con's of Luke going through this surgery and decided that we would rather get his gallbladder out than have Luke experience a gallbladder attack and not know he is having one because he can not communicate with us that he's having pain in his abdominal area. We realize that anytime Luke is sedated is risky for him as he already struggles so much with his respiratory system and that is why we were hesitant to schedule this surgery.

* PLEASE pray that the surgeon will be able to do a Laparoscopic procedure instead of having to open him up completely. The only reason why he may not be able to do the Laparoscopic procedure is because of Luke's previous surgeries, he may have scar tissue that will be challenging to go through.
* PLEASE pray that Luke will make a speedy recovery, the Dr. said that we would only need to be in the hospital one night, though we might have to stay an extra night if Luke has any complications or is unable to tolerate his feeds.
* PLEASE pray for Luke to not experience great pain after his surgery is done, the less he is sedated the better he will breath.
* PLEASE pray for the kids at home, they are already dreading another hospitalization, just tonight Lily asked me if I was sure that I wasn't going to be there for a week again, all the kids get very emotional and stressed when Luke has to be in the hospital.

Luke has been doing so good the last few days, hardly needing any extra oxygen, looking good, smiling all the time and jabbering more then we've ever heard before, PRAISE GOD!! I keep thinking to myself what a dirty trick to play on him, while he's doing great we are going to put him through another surgery, another painful experience, another stressful time in the hospital, another time away from his home . . . I told him tonight that we were going to the hospital in the morning but I just haven't been able to bring myself to tell him what's going to happen yet, though I will in the morning. I know he will need to know what is going to happen to him so that when he wakes up after the surgery he will understand why he is in pain. I just hope and pray he will be able to comprehend what he is going to experience.

Once again thank you for your prayers, they are what make this journey livable!!

Luke's Mommy Sue


Jean said...

Praying for peace, no complications, skill for the doctors and speedy healing.

"You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." Isaiah 26:3

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family. They are in my thoughts and prayers. Jean, thanks for the verse sharing!

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Anonymous said...

Poor Luke , the little guy , great to hear that he was just doing well ,, smiling , I pray that God can just touch Luke and calm all his fears ,

Michelle said...

How did things go? Our power was out again and I didn't see the note!

Michelle & girls