Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 6

Lucas' intracranial pressures are down for now which is good. Thanks for your prayers. But his blood pressure drops dangerously with position changes and he is dependent on a continuous medication drip to maintain his pressure. Please pray for this. Also pray for wisdom for the doctors and nurses regarding other procedures he needs. Pray against any complications. His sodium and potassium are better. Please understand also that if I use the term stable that does not necessarily mean better, it can just mean not worse. He remains very seriously injured. Please continue to pray without ceasing. We are blessed. God is good.


  1. We are praying here at work. You and Tina are on our minds constantly.
    In Him, Lauren

  2. Hi, I don't know you but my mom works for Novant and she told me about your family and what you all are going through - I just prayed for you and will continue to do so.
    Luci Stacy

  3. Glennie Gast and familyJune 1, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Prays to all of you, from Richmond, TX...

  4. I am praying for all of you! God is indeed the great and mighty physician!!

  5. Dr. Burnie, I am a patient of Dr. Van Zandt's and have been seen by you on occasion. I just want to let you know I am praying hard for your son and your whole family. I pray God will guide the doctors who are treating Lucas and that he will wrap his arms around all of you and will comfort you during this time.

  6. Continuing to pray even in the middle of the nite! Lucas is on the prayer chains of the churches of teammates with whom you served last July in Monterrey, plus the team in Mexico is praying - I talked to Carol Oban yesterday.
    God is mighty and so good! ... so is "stable" -praise God, for that comes before "improving"!

    Come Holy Spirit in power on behalf of Lucas and family, and turn these injuries completely around! In Jesus' precious and holy name. Amen.
    Betsy C.

  7. Your brothers and sisters in Christ are lifting Lucas, his family and the medical team up to our great God. Please know that He does hear and we are called only to be faithful. Pat B.

  8. I love you Lucas. I want what is best for you and your family and will keep you in my daily meditations, thought streams, songs, and prayers. If it is right for you and your spirit I hope to see you soon and play some more beautiful music.

    We will keep so many positive memories in our brains and souls, you left us so many!

    Justin and carrboro crew

  9. My heart aches for all of you during this time. I am keeping Lucas in my heart surrounded by prayers and thoughts that pass all understanding. If there is anything you need from me please call me at 336-354-3561. Know that you all are loved and gently held in our hearts!

  10. Burnie,
    I have seen you at the office and am so sorry to hear of your son's accident. I also work at Call A nurse and we are all praying for you, your family and most of all Lucas. Even in all of this your faith is so evident.... May God Bless you all. Praying for you all....

  11. i will pray every single night for Lucas and i have hope... i love you very much and i promise that every night i am praying for you! i love u all!

  12. Prayers to the Little family in their time of need from Newark, DE

  13. The Austin FamilyJune 2, 2010 at 6:57 AM

    We are praying for all. May God be with you and keep all of you so close and wrapped in His arms.

  14. Melanie Trump and FamilyJune 3, 2010 at 9:39 PM


    Your son, your family, are all in our prayers. Having two sons myself, I can't imagine what this must be like for you. But know that God is Good, and for every moment on Earth, there is a reason. Whether it to use you to help comfort another, to lead one to Christ, to grow in faith, wisdom, love, patience, or compassion. We're lifting you all up in prayer, and I believe the Almighty Healer is going to take care of you all. My favorite Bible verse:

    I will say of the Lord, HE IS my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Psalm 91:2

    God has a purposeful plan; May you feel His Arms filled with love and comfort all around you.

  15. Bernie & Tina, I copy/paste this meditation from my church email newsletter & Pastor David Clift. I felt that it fit your current situation to a tee!
    God bless & keep you...
    Peter Christian

    Last night another storm blew through. I could imagine
    the birds huddled in a nest, in a bush, or on a covered
    branch. They have seen storms before, but each storm
    brings it owns challenges and concerns. This morning
    the storm was a memory. Libby and I decided to have
    our morning coffee on the porch. As soon as we sat
    down, I heard them. The birds were flying
    enthusiastically around, singing their wonderful songs. I
    could almost hear their singing words of thanksgiving to
    their creator for the gift of a brand new day.
    Like the birds, we have made it through storms in the
    past, but then “another storm” comes and brings with
    it new challenges and concerns. Sometimes during the
    storms, we seek shelter, protection, or escape. But
    there is one thing we can do that the birds can’t do.
    We can turn to God’s Word during the storm. We can
    turn to promises of God for encouragement, comfort,
    and hope.
    If you are facing “another storm,” or if in the future
    you find yourself dealing with “another storm,” turn to
    God’s Word for help. Listen to one of my favorite
    “storm” verses:
    “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name;
    you are mine.
    When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
    and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
    When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze,
    or I am the Lord, your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”
    Isaiah 43:1-3
    Friends, the next time the
    waters are rising and things are
    getting hot, turn once again to
    the God who promises to be
    with you. When you face
    “another storm,” know that
    you are not alone. The God
    who was with you in the past
    is the God who is with you
    today, and will be with you
    I wish I could promise the birds and you and me that
    “another storm” will not come. I can’t. Storms are a
    part of life. But, I can say with all my heart that we
    serve a God who is more powerful than the storm.
    Turn to Him, my friends. He will see you through.
    After the storm has passed, do one more thing. Sing a
    song of thanksgiving for the gift of a brand new day.
    I don’t know if that was what the birds were singing. I
    don’t speak bird language. But, I do know my little
    singing friends reminded me that I will never be alone
    when “another storm” blows through.
    I hope this newsletter finds you having a fantastic,
    sun-filled, storm-less day. But if it doesn’t, then turn to
    the God of the sparrow and the God of the storm. He
    will be there with His powerful, yet loving arms. He
    will be with you as the storm passes and the sun
    See you in church – the place where we find and
    develop our relationship with the Lord, our God,
    the Holy One, our Savior.
    [stolen from my church email newsletter & Pastor David Clift @
    JUNE 7, 2010
    RALEIGH, NC 27615]