Sunday, May 30, 2010

Good Reports!

Luke's therapists all said he had a great week in therapy this week. His therapist is thrilled with the progress he is making and wants to start seeing him 3 times a week. We are going to try to work that in as much as we can this busy summer. Then on Wednesday he did some great walking at the Neuro-Institute. His therapist there wants to put him in full body armour and let him try it on his own. On Thursday in OT his therapist was working on writing and he moved his pen from the right to left hand on his own. Then in music therapy, his therapist was playing the guitar and he moved the pick from his right to his left hand also. It is good that he is starting to want to use it on his own!

This coming week is a busy week! We are going to San Diego on a vacation, and to get Luke some more stem cells. This time he is going to be part of a new protocol they are doing. They will be using fresh cells this time instead of frozen with an added preservative. He will also be getting more cells than the previous times. The web site that gives more info on this protocol is: So, we ask for your prayers on Thursday, June 3rd, as he gets these cells. Pray they will bring more healing and restoration!! Thanks for your continued support of our son and this journey he is on. I will post again Thursday afternoon after he has had the procedure.

But Lord, be merciful to us, for we have waited for you. Be our strong arm each day and our salvation in times of trouble. Isaiah 33:2 NLT
Some have asked for an updated pic, not the greatest. This was taken at my cousin's wedding on Sat. It was great to see you Tiff, you were beautiful! Congrats!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

On the Mend!

Well after my last post, everyone in the house except for me, got the nasty stomach bug. Thankfully we are all on the mend!! It sure hit us hard though, and on top of that the washer decides to break at the same time. Not fun!!

This week I had the last meeting with the team for Luke to start school in the fall. He is set to attend Queen Creek Middle School in fifth grade starting July 29th. It is bittersweet as he will be in the same school as all of his friends before he was hurt, only he will be in the "special class." I pray when these kids that remember him and see him at school that they will embrace him as he is and accept the new Lukey we have. I pray it is a positive experience for him. He will only be going half days to start with for three hours. The school and staff seems very willing to work around any requests we have, and for that I am very grateful.

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

Romans 15:7

Monday, May 17, 2010

Turkey Hunting Therapy!

Last week Luke "ditched" his regular therapies on Thursday and Friday for some turkey hunting therapy with Mike, Pap, and cousin Tyler. The word is...he had a blast!!! He loves being outdoors with the guys and not stuck at home with mom, that is very apparent this morning. He is not happy to be here! It doesn't help that he is "ditching" his therapies again this morning as both sisters have a nasty stomach bug. Pray Luke does not get it! This Friday I have a meeting with the school to get everything set for next year. Pray all goes well. Thanks for continuing to follow Luke's journey!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

I would like to wish all of you moms a very Happy Mother's Day!! Special wishes out to my mom and mother-in-law who help us out SO much with all of the kids!!! We appreciate you both more than you will every know!!! Thank you! Thank you!

Luke continues to do great in his therapies! As part of his speech this week, he has to use his words to tell us "yeah" or "no." He has been doing very good doing this!! I am very proud of him!! Here are some other things he has been working on.

Practicing his crawling

Riding a "hand-pedaled" bike

Luke also had his last meeting with the school this week. I was reminded once again how important it is that Prop. 100 passes here in AZ. The future of all of our children is at stake. So, being a very non-political person, I am urging all of you here in AZ to Vote Yes on Prop. 100. Regardless of what you think of our government and the spending problems, our children should not have to pay the price for the crisis we are in!! I know the outcome of this vote is going to have a huge impact on where Luke is next go out and vote Yes on 100....Every child is worth a cent!

Getting ready for school...learning to write again.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Spring Pics

Well the exciting thing for this week is, Luke pulled out his own tooth the other night, so we had a visit from the tooth fairy! As for therapy, his speech therapist is happy with the progress he is making. We are also noticing a lot more speech at home. This week is the last of the evaluations for Luke for school. He will have the academic evaluation on Friday, please pray he does great on this one! Now for some Spring pics of the kids....Thank you Tami for your patience during the session, and for the AMAZING pics...I LOVE them all (and hard a time choosing the five to post here!!)

The pics were taken in a field of lady bugs. Here is Luke checking one out.