Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 5 cont.

2:00 pm

Thank you all for your prayers. Lucas' surgery went better than we expected.  We were told to expect they would take any damaged brain tissue and were concerned as this was obviously an indication of irreversible changes. But the report was good, no apparent damage on the external surface of the brain, and no removal of any tissue. We still do not know the extent of damage underlying, but we know we serve a God who is the great physician and can heal what we cannot comprehend.

Lucas is still critically injured and we have no idea about chances for survival. But his life is in the Lord's hands, not ours, and our hope is in Him, not ourselves. Pray for healing. Pray against blood clots, infection, and other complications. Pray for his intracranial pressures to remain low. Our hope is for his salvation, but pray that even in his state the Lord may speak to him if he does not already know Him, for He is sovereign in all things.

We know that for some unforeseen time frame we will have many ups and downs... but we are determined to keep our feet planted firmly on the rock of the Lord, and let the maelstrom swirl around us, rather than trying to swim in it. Pray we would be faithful in this.

Thanks again for all your texts, calls, emails, and visits.  They mean so much to us.  We would like to limit visitors in Lucas' room for the next few days to give him every opportunity to rest, but are happy to meet with anyone who visits. We feel greatly loved by so many, and the grief you share with us takes the burden away from us.

1 Thess 5:17

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