GBS Update: Wednesday 19th May 2010

Luke was still very tired when I arrived yesterday. The ventilator oxygen level remains at 28% which is good, but the other two levels are still higher than they were last week. Earlier in the morning they had lowered them to their original level, but Luke was becoming tired so they increased them again. They have also realised that Luke’s urine output is more than it should be. On Tuesday he passed 2 litres more than he took in. This is worrying and they are in the process of doing blood and urine tests to find out the cause. They increased his input yesterday, but he was still consistently wee-ing considerably more than he was drinking.

On the positive side Luke is pleased that he is seeing some increased movement in his arms, which is what he really wants to see before he comes off the ventilator. The physio showed us some stretches that we can do throughout the day with him. He continues to eat well, but we are all concerned about his kidneys.

Thank you for continuing to pray with us. We know that God is more than able and hears every prayer, so please pray today

1 For Luke’s kidneys to function healthily in particular that his output would correspond to his input, and that there wouldn’t be any long term health issues here

2 For his breathing to strengthen considerably, especially for his lungs and diaphragm

3 Continue to pray for his arms, hands and fingers to strengthen

4 For him to remain optimistic and to see a general upward trend in his healing, i.e. return to good day after good day

5 For Luke’s complete healing

6 That Luke would continue to see God’s purposes and ways in this and His amazing heart for him

It was really difficult yesterday going in to hear of another issue rearing its head. Sometimes it’s hard to see the big picture, BUT we know the One who does. And we know that He is faithful and good and that even when we can’t see the road ahead, He marks the path before us and has promised never to leave us or forsake us.

‘Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.’ Lamentations 3: 21-23

With greatest love and thanks

Gary and Debbie

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