GBS Update: Wednesday 9th June 2010

Our thanks once again, for journeying on with us in prayer for Luke. He is going from strength to strength, albeit small steps day by day, but we thank God for the amazing healing work we have seen so far. Yesterday Luke had 6 hours on the ventilator and 6 hours off during the day. He was quite tired, but the physios tell him that whatever he does at this stage of recovery he will find wearying. Our prayer is that this is paced just right and that he won’t overdo it.

Another highlight for Luke was a trip to the shops on Level C in the stretch chair and with the trache mask. There are various shops on this level, and we had a wander around WH Smith and he chose a couple of magazines, and then we went outside and spent some time in the sun, which had just come out after a morning of rain. He seemed to really enjoy a bit of normality, and remarked on how busy it was and how many people were rushing around. Having spent almost 3 months on a ‘quiet’ ward, seeing so many people so busily moving around was quite overwhelming.

His right arm is increasing in movement too, and catching up with his left. Both arms are still very wobbly, and it can be quite amusing at times when he lifts them and they flop, but any movement is cause for celebration.

So, as you can see there are lots of answers to prayer for which we are so grateful but we desire more!

1 Please thank our amazing God for His sovereign hand on Luke, and for the way in which He is bringing about His healing work in Luke in His time

2 Please pray that the pacing will be good for Luke and that he will strengthen day by day. He was off the vent and in the chair on our trip, for about an hour yesterday and was nowhere near as tired as he had been the day before. Please pray that this will continue

3 The gym has been closed due to a leak from the floor above, but the physios have said they may be able to bring the gym to him as it were, in form of some equipment that he may be able to use on the unit. Luke would really like this as he loves physio. It really helps him feel he is strengthening and getting nearer to his goal of being well again so please pray for this to happen

‘And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith……. So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong.’ Hebrews 12: 2, 12-13

Our prayer is that as we continue to look to the Lord Jesus Christ, and intercede for Luke, that He will strengthen him and indeed all of us, both physically and spiritually, and enable us to live the life He always intended for us.

With our love

Gary and Debbie

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