Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 5 cont.

Lucas' pressures have increased to the point the neurosurgeons have nothing medical to offer. Their only option is for emergency surgery to remove the front of the skull to relieve the pressure.  Because there is significant damage to the frontal aspect of the brain, the neurosurgeon feels removal of that part will be necessary, since it will not hold to the rest of the brain. They will preserve any viable tissue.  This is a life saving surgery with significant risks. Without it they feel he would most certainly die within a few hours, and with it they still have little hope. We have agreed to the surgery, realizing that even with recovery Lucas would have changes in personality. We are praying that our decision is the right one and that if it is not that God would intervene to prevent him from having the surgery. In all this we trust in God to be at work for His purposes. He had already left for the OR before we could get to his bedside. Pray for him. Pray for us.


  1. Praying for you and sent this to over 200 of my Prayer Partners!
    Betsy C.

  2. I will lift Lucas up in prayer as well as your family. God can work miracles. I have seen it done before in situations much like this one. May God bless you and your family.

    Pam Beane

  3. I hope that it's comforting to remember that God can minister through His Holy Spirit to Lucas even when there's been damage of this type. God can heal physically and He can minister spiritually even in Lucas' condition. I trust that God is communing with Lucas even now.


  4. Praying for healing and peace and strength for all of you. Sending you our love.

    Susan & Steve

  5. I placed your family and Lucas onthe prayer list at Centenary UMC yesterday. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Debrah Houck

  6. B and T,
    Praying often for you. I'm praying that the Lord will speak to Lucas, even now, and communicate the truth that he has so often heard from you both. Praying that the Lord guides the hands of the neurosurgeons well. Praying that the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

    I love you all dearly, and continue to pray.