Friday, August 31, 2012

8 years later and I'm still asking you to pray for Luke, his fever spiked to 104 this morning

I feel like a broken record asking for your prayers over and over and over and over and over again. Our family left on vacation on Monday, silly me thought we could leave on Sunday, but reality hit big time after all the crazy busyness of the wedding and we barely pulled out Monday night. In fact we pulled out so late Monday evening we decided to stay at a hotel that night, best decision ever!

I kept thanking the Lord that Luke was doing so good in fact the first night we got to the camp ground Luke was doing so good that I was rejoicing in the fact he didn't need extra oxygen, his numbers were great all night long:-). First time in a long long time his numbers were that great. 

Then yesterday the day of his 8 year anniversary of his accident, whammy he woke up coughing, throwing up, gagging, not doing good at all. We had planned to spend the day sight seeing down the beautiful Oregon coast, but our plans soon changed. We all loaded up the van and went our way favorite chowder place in Oregon, Mo's. I thought he was doing a little better and could handle going with us, but boy was I mistaken as he continued to gag and throw up at the restaurant, not the best time was had Urk:-(. After we left Mo's Gordy and I discussed the fact that Luke could not spend the day sight seeing and hiking along the coast, so Gordy decided to stay with him at the trailer while the rest of us went. It was a bittersweet day as the kids and I enjoyed the gorgeous hike along the ocean all the while in the back of my mind I was grieving the fact the Luke and Gordy were not able to join us.

Last night as Luke continued to get progressively worse as the night went on I kept going back to the night he was originally admitted into the PICU 8 long years ago. I kept thanking the Lord we were no longer wondering whether he would live through out the night, but now I was hoping and praying that we would not have to cut another camping trip short because of him getting sick once again. This morning Gordy took over for a bit so that I could get a few minutes of sleep but that was short lived when he told me his fever was up to 104. I jumped out of bed to get ibuprofen going, praying he would keep it down, thankfully he did. He seems to be doing a little better now that he's been bathed, his vest treatment is done and we are praying he'll keep his food down. 

Please won't you pray with us that Luke will make a speedy recovery and that we won't have to cut short this time we have with the kids, a time to get away from appointments, work and the stresses we live with constantly at home. Could you also pray for Gordy's back he hurt it last week and has been in almost constant pain since then.

Thank you, 
Luke's Mommy Sue

PS  I have not given up on praying for a miraculous healing for Luke, I know God is able to raise him up, to completely restore his lungs to perfection, to connect every part of his brain that was destroyed, to touch his muscles and to bend his legs. Please, oh please will you continue to believe with me for a miracle?? I sure do appreciate your faithfulness in praying for Luke, your prayers keep him alive and keep us from not losing hope:-)


tripletsgma said...

I am praying hard that you can enjoy this camping trip with your family. I am praying that each and every one of you can have a good time. In order for this to happen, I'm praying especially hard that Luke will snap out of his current situation quickly and with ease. -Kate

mostly young said...

Praying right along with you, may your child be healed to further reveal the glory of pure almighty God!