Sunday, April 14, 2013

A new record for Luke, less than 24 hours spent in the hospital:-)

Here's Luke and I waiting to see the Dr. before we went to the Hospital
Please forgive me for not letting you know sooner that Luke only spent one very frustrating night in the hospital. We went to the hospital because we were told earlier in the day that his lung x-ray looked worse than the one he had taken the previous week. But when we got to the hospital we were told it actually looked better, which while that was great news, it was also very frustrating to learn that we had been admitted for no reason. I knew the whole time we were getting  him all settled in that we should not of been there his numbers were just too good. I should of listened to my gut closer,  oh well we were there less than 24 hours a new record for time being spent at the hospital.
Luke in the hospital doing a vest treatment while watching Leave it to Beaver
Tomorrow Luke has two appointments one for a pre-surgery physical and another one for PT. April 24th is the day that we've scheduled to get Luke's baclafan pump out. Please pray that he will stay healthy so that we won't have to change this surgery date.
Luke on the way home from his short stay in the hospital
We also need prayer concerning Luke's knee's. Luke had an appointment last week with his Orthopedic surgeon to talk about knee surgery, if you've been reading Luke's blog for any length of time you know that we've been praying for years now that his legs would bend. Long story short he will need pretty intensive surgery on both knees to get his legs bending again and even after the surgery we are not guaranteed that they will either stay bent or ever straighten out again. Sometimes the decisions we have to make are overwhelming, I'm thankful that I have a God that I can go to talk to and He will direct our path concerning what are the best things to do for Luke.

In closing I have one last prayer request to mention, Gordy and I are hoping and planning to go to a Marriage Conference next weekend. Amy and Lance, along with some other amazing people have once again volunteered to watch the kids while we get away for a much needed break. PLEASE pray for Luke to stay healthy enough for this weekend to happen, we really need this time to focus on our marriage and ourselves, the stress that we live with day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year is extremely taxing in all area's of our lives.

Thank you for your faithfulness,
Luke's Mommy Sue

Our latest family photo taken earlier today


Anonymous said...

Why are you removing the Baclophen pump?

Luke's Mom said...

The pump has caused problems since the day we got it put in. Every time we turned it up Luke would have major respiratory problems, therefore we were never able to get it to a level where it helped with his muscle tone issues. Luke has had to be on oxygen 90% of the time since he had it put in him and has had other issues too. I can't wait to get it out!

Jenni said...

Praying that this much needed rest time will happen, bless you my friend!

Teena said...

Praying for Luke! Praying for all of you. Praying Luke stays well... for your much needed time away and for his surgery!

Love you

Anonymous said...

What a praise for the record breaking hospitalization time! Also praising The Lord believing that right now you and Gordy are enjoying a wonderful time at your marriage conference! We are enjoying S and L and the grand babies in Texas right now:) praying for wisdom for you re the orthopedic surgery decision. Blessings to you! Love, Mary