Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 12

Lucas had a relatively quiet night. His intracranial and blood pressures currently seem within an acceptable range. We were able to turn him in bed a bit without disturbing his ventilation. We are now waiting for the pentobarbital to metabolize out of his system and then the neurosurgeons will further assess his neurological function and we will go from there.

We continue to pray for God's miraculous healing of his brain. We know He is able. We pray He is willing. We pray for his other issues, such as the cervical spine, leg and facial fractures, the blood clots in both arms, and his overall cardiopulmonary status. We pray for prevention of other complications and infection.

We continue to ask prayer for his doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other caregivers that He would give them all manner of knowledge, wisdom, skill, and compassion. They have been wonderful.

Pray for courage, strength, and peace for Tina, Spencer, and myself. Pray also for great wisdom for us in the days ahead. Your texts, facebook posts, and blog comments of scripture, prayers, and encouragement are like manna from heaven. We are blessed by your love and concern for us and we know you love us because He first loved you!

Continue to pray for Sydney and her family. We entrust them to God's grace and mercy.

Pray also for Lucas' friends. We are blessed to get to know them. They our special and remind us of how special our son is.

We are always reminded here that Lucas is not alone in his need for healing. Continue to pray for Adam Root, another brain trauma patient whose wife Amy has been a source of encouragement to us. Pray for Mikey, the uncle of one of Lucas' nurses (Heather), who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. And just as they are not alone, neither are we alone who hope and pray for healing, for we know you share that burden with all of us.

God is good.


  1. Burnie and Tina,

    Please know that my family and I join our faith with your faith and remain steadfast standing FIRMLY on the PROMISES OF GOD ALMIGHTY regarding Lucas. I Peter 2:24, John 14:14 and Isaiah 53:4-5.

    Love, Tonya and Spencer Welch and the Sims Family

  2. Burnie and Tina,
    Since we read about Lucas on the Grace Bible prayer chain, we have been praying for healing for Lucas, strength and rest for Burnie and Tina, wisdom and skill for all the doctors, nurses' etc taking care of Lucas. Isaiah 41:10
    In Christ's love,
    Valerie and Rob Robinson

  3. Psalm 121
    1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
    where does my help come from?
    2 My help comes from the LORD,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

    3 He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;

    4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

    5 The LORD watches over you—
    the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

    6 the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

    7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;

    8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.
    Trusting that God is watching over you all at this time. Continuing to lift you all up in prayer.


  4. God, grant me the Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.


    You are in my prayers.

  5. A quiet night,acceptable b/p and intracranial pressure...Praise the Lord for a good report! Help us to accept baby steps when we want to see a swift race. But baby steps are a blessing all the same. Thank you Lord!!

    We continue to pray for all of you.