GBS Update: Monday 12th April 2010

Another day, another update!

After two weeks off work, Gary has ventured into the York office to work today, so it feels strange here. There hasn’t been a great deal of outward change for Luke, apart from increased pain. The medical staff tell us that this is following the normal pattern for GBS, and that the pain is a sign that he is on the road to recovery.

We trust God, that He knows what he is doing and that He has purposes for Luke in this season of illness. Our hearts desire is that Luke starts to improve, so we continue to pray for healing and restoration, and that Luke’s recovery would be out of the norm for GBS!

Luke’s ability to communicate by mouthing words and our ability to understand is increasing, which is what we asked for prayer for yesterday. The nurses have been amazing and are also getting better at understanding him.

We are so grateful for all your prayers, and that you continue to stand with us. We pray for you that you do not become weary in lifting him to God! Prayer points are much the same as yesterday

1 For signs of recovery that are tangible for Luke and not just painful
2 That communication would continue to improve – not talking is a real trial for Luke!
3 That the medical team would have wisdom to know the best time to transfer Luke to Southampton.
4 That Gary would enjoy his day at work, and be able to apply his mind to it. Walking through a trial like this is all-consuming and he hasn’t felt able to concentrate on work until now. Working locally means that he can still visit Luke in the evenings.
5 That Luke’s pain will be well-controlled.
6 Continue to pray for his brothers. I’m sure the house may feel quite empty when there is two of you rattling around instead of five. Pray for God’s continued protection and peace on them.

‘I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.’ Isaiah 40:1-2

We know that we can trust God, we don’t know the future but He holds it in His hands.

With our love and ongoing thanks for you all

Gary and Debbie

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