Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 15

Lucas' had a quiet night. His heart rate occasionally slows down.  We are not sure if this is just a result of weaning off some of his medicines. Pray for this to resolve.

He has started on tube feedings in addition to the IV nutrition. Pray he tolerates this well.

The plan for late this morning is to obtain a head ct scan to check if he is stable enough to begin blood clot prophylaxis with blood thinners. This would not be a high dose to treat what blood clots he has in his arms, but would help prevent other clots from developing.

All other treatments needed (fractures of leg, cervical vertebra, facial bones) remain on hold pending neurological stability. Pray against any other complications.

There is still not significant neurological response. We continue to pray for the Lord's miraculous work in his brain. His medication levels may be low enough today or tomorrow to do a full neurological assessment.

We may have a chance to sit down with both the neurosurgical and critical care teams tomorrow to discuss current status and prognosis and answer questions. Please pray for great wisdom for all involved.

As always, thank you all for you continued prayers for Lucas and for us. We have heard comments not only from our current friends and church family, but also from people we do not know, and from people we have not been in contact with for years. You are all a blessing to us and we give thanks for your love for us in this time.

Thank you for standing with us in prayer.

God is good.


  1. Randy Hillman, the chaplin at FMC has been alerted and will pray for Lucas and family. I have put your family on every prayer list I can think of....There is strength is numbers!

    Judy Meyer

  2. As you said, Bernie- whether or not the doctors say he is capable of hearing, God can speak to him when we cannot.

    Your family, the hospital staff, Sydney.... none of you have left my prayers. Sending love and peace through this difficult time.


  3. Praying for you. The Dispatch newspaper article that featured Lucas appeared today. Readers can go to: and click on the "The Proper Perspective Means Not Worrying Over the Little Things"

  4. Thinking of you all tonight, and praying for you.
    Our God is in Control (Steven Curtis Chapman)
    This is not how it should be
    This is not how it could be
    This is how it is
    And our God is in control

    This is not how it will be
    When we finally will see
    We'll see with our own eyes
    He was always in control

    And we'll sing holy, holy, holy is our God
    And we will finally really understand what it means
    So we'll sing holy, holy, holy is our God
    While we're waiting for that day

    This is not where we planned to be
    When we started this journey
    But this is where we are
    And our God is in control