Saturday, July 9, 2011

Update on Luke

I'm writing this post from inside Maine Medical Center. My nephew, Luke, was in a car accident 22 days ago and suffered traumatic brain injury.  Luke was life flighted to Maine Medical and at the time the doctors told his parents that he would not live, zero percent chance.  Then they told him that if Luke lived he would be one level above a vegetative state.  His parents did not accept what the doctors said, even if they were "neurological specialists" who had all the answers. I say that with complete and utter sarcasm. :o/  Luke's eyes are open, he moves all his extremities, he laughs (even though he has a trech), he moves his mouth to try to form words, and Luke is pushing through the barriers that the doctors said would not be overcome.  Luke is strong, his family is strong, and God is able to pull them through this. It is not always easy and Luke will have a long road ahead of him, but he has already beat the odds. He is an amazing kid with an amazingly strong family. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fourth of July

I am not a consistent blogger, I try to be but then life happens and blogging gets put on the back burner.  Today is the Fourth of July. It is a time when many people are out celebrating with family and friends. My nephew, Luke, loves the Fourth of July. He was home from the Army on leave and he wanted to have a big party at his parents land. He loves the land. I think he was going to head back to Germany on the 5th or 6th. Unfortunatly the car accident happend and now Luke is in Maine Medical with severe head trauma. Each day he gets stronger, that is certainly a praise but today is still a hard day.

I want to see Luke's smile. I want to hear his laugh. I want to see him do some goofy thing to his cousin Max, my son.  I want to hear his Army stories and what the plans are for his future.  

I want Luke back.

As an aunt, I am some what on the periphary. I'm close enough to the situation to be affected but yet far enough to feel out of the loop. I love Luke with all my heart. I used to tell him, and still do, that he is one of my favorites. He is very near and dear to my heart.

On this Fourth of July, when you are out celebrating with family and friends please remember to pray for Luke and his family.