Thursday, May 10, 2007

U[pdate On Lucas

Dear Family and Friends,
The good news is that a lot of the red areas on Lucas's body have cleared up today. Also, his head and face are not burned at all. His right arm, shoulder, most of his back, and his left foot/ankle are 2nd degree burns and they still haven't determined how deep a few areas are as to classify them as 3rd degree. He is sleeping on me as i type following a pretty rough morning. We are asking God to protect him from the pain when he wakes up. The doctor said this morning that in one week they will evaluate to see if he can be cared for at home. In six weeks, they will evaluate how well it is healing to decide whether surgery is needed. That will depend largely on How well he's fighting infection. They have already started physical therapy to promote healing, fight infection and swelling, etc and it is quite painful. So, please pray specifically for the little guy. He thinks it is so cool that people all over the world are praying for him! He's been totally cracking up the doctors and nuses.:)
Heather

8 comments:

5KidMom said...

Your boy has such a fun, spunky spirit! His positive attitude, great medical care, his loving parents, all the prayers, and most importantly, our BIG God will take him far.

I am praying specifically for pain control and no infection for Lucas, and rest for all of you.

Brianna Heldt said...

Will continue praying, especially for relief of his pain. Hang in there.

cathy said...

Sweet family, I'm praying for you. You are being lifted up in prayer constantly. Hang in there.

KelseyChristine said...

We will be praying for Yosef in Minneapolis!

Life in Fitzville said...

Prayers for the whole family... I am sure this is so hard on all 6 of you!

And special prayers for pain control.

Leslie said...

I'm praying for Lucas and for all of you.

Jenn said...

praying, praying, praying for little pain!

Vanessa said...

Heather,
Please tell Lucas that his Canadian family is praying for him and that we send him our love. We'll keep praying for little to no pain and no infections. We know the other kids are being well looked after but we're praying that you and Avery take good care of yourselves in the midst of all of this. Thank you for the online updates. God bless.

Love and Prayers,
Vanessa (and Seth!)