Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy 10th Luke!

Ten years ago today,
A precious baby boy was born.
His parents named him Luke.
We never knew how much of an influence,
this little guy would have on each and every one of us.
He has changed many lives in so many ways.
What a blessing he is!
(Thanks to my grandma for the great poem above.)

A HUGE THANKS to everyone that has sent Luke cards...he has enjoyed opening them all. I think he has received over 100 so far...amazing!!

So today we will celebrate 10 incredible years. We will celebrate the fighting spirit and perseverance this boy has. We will celebrate the miracles we have witnessed along the way. We will celebrate answered prayers, and family and friends who have been there thru thick and thin. We will thank God for the 10 years we have been given, and pray for many more with lots of continued progress and restoration. Happy Birthday son...we love you more than you could ever know!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Here is a video made of Luke (and his buddy Santana) getting Interactive Metronome from Dr. Compton:

Friday, June 18, 2010

Goodbye Tom!!

Today was a sad day for of Luke's most favorite therapists is moving to Montana. Tom has played such a HUGE part in Luke's recovery....especially with good old lefty. He has also made a difference in Luke's crawling, balance, writing, throwing, eating....and I could go on and on. Needless to say, we are very sad to see him go, but wish him well on his new endeavors in Montana. One of the last things he said to me today was in his client breakdowns he wrote for the person taking over for him, he told them no matter what, to always believe in the person they are working with. That was Tom, he believed in Luke, and it paid off. In the process he became Luke's friend. He would always say, "yeah," when I asked it he wanted to go see Tom. So to Tom we say..

One hundred years from now
It won't matter
What kind of car you drove
What kind of house you lived in
How much money you had in the bank
Nor what your clothes looked like
The world may be a little better
Because, you were important
In the life of a child.....our child...THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Wow! I didn't realize it had been so long since I have posted!! Luke has been one busy boy! They say lots of therapy after the stem cells, so no summer break here:( In addition to all of his normal therapies, we have added going to speech three times per week now and also a new therapy for Luke through his neuro-chiropractor called interactive metronome. Luke has only had five sessions of this so far, but I am amazed at how much better he is at doing it than the first time we started. Basically he just claps his hands and feet to a music beat. This stimulates new pathways in the brain. That of course is my very non-scientific description, but I think it is going to be great for him. You can read more at Dr. Compton is very knowledgeable and has TONS of ideas to help Luke. He is really working on his balance and core strengthening after the IM portion is done. Please pray all of these therapies and stem cells will bring more healing and restoration for Luke!! Mike's mom told me Luke had his best walking yet today at therapy, and his other therapists have been commenting on how much more vocal he has been we are on the right path!! Now if we could just move down this path a little faster. This was just what I needed to see yesterday...

"The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise…"
(2 Peter 3:9, NIV)

The Creator of the Universe is not only fighting your battles, but He is lining up the right people, the right breaks, and the right opportunities to move you forward. You may be facing a situation right now that looks like it's never going to turn around, but I believe that you're going to see some changes quicker than you think. You're going to come out of debt quicker than you think. You're going to accomplish your goals much quicker than you think. That relationship is going to be restored quicker than you think!

Remember, God is not slow in keeping His promise. I believe we are entering into a decade where we're going to see the hand of God move like never before. He is going to open up doors that no man can shut. He is going to turn impossible situations around and take you places that you never dreamed. It's time to get ready for more of God's favor because that breakthrough is going to happen quicker than you think!!

Couldn't have said it better myself!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Stem Cells!

All went well today, and Luke is now the owner of 14 million stem cells. All went with with the injection, and now we just wait and see and pray. Pray these stem cells go to to the damaged areas in Luke's brain to bring on healing and restoration. Thanks for praying with us!

Pics from our visit to the San Diego Zoo. Luke had some close ups with the animals.

Dr. Ramirez injecting Luke's stem cells via IV. He has very small hard to find veins, so getting the IV in is always the worst part. Today they only had to stick him once.
All of the cousins at Del Mar beach.

Catching snails at Legoland.

Riding the Bionicle ride at Legoland.