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Post surgery

It has been almost 2 weeks since Luke’s eye surgery…I was waiting to post anything until we knew more about the results.  There has been  some improvement in his double vision but not much.  His left eye has come down some but it is  not totally lined up with his right, so he is still seeing double.  We saw the eye doctor on Tuesday for a post-op check and he wants to see Luke back on July 21st.  At that time they will redo the tests to see if there are any changes and then plan the next surgery from there. The doctor thinks any changes will be small, but he wants to give Luke’s left eye time to “stabilize” and heal completely before another procedure.  He would like to have it done before school begins in the fall. 

Luke has been a trooper once again!  He missed 2 days of school for his surgery and was back at it by Wednesday.  I gave him the option to stay home an extra day to rest, but he did NOT want to miss any more school work.  He has missed quite a bit of school with all of his doctor appointments, because we always have to go to Charlottesville and they are never quick visits.  But each time Andrew brings home the work he’s missed for the day, Luke will sit right down and complete it all in one shot.  He has done an amazing job at keeping up to speed with his class, it would have been easy for him to be discouraged and fall behind.  His perseverance has been awesome to witness!

A few happy things to mention: This month Blue Ridge Christian School (where our boys attend), had it’s big fundraiser.  We call it Race for Education.  All of the students get sponsors (friends & family) and then we hold a day where all the students and teachers run/walk around the field. Each class has one hour to do as many laps as they can.  It was a great day, the kids had fun and everyone did their best!   I helped that day and was able to watch my boys run…they did awesome!  Andrew ran the most laps in his class (21) and Luke ran 19 laps….they both ran over 3 miles.  I, along with many others that day, stood amazed again at the goodness of God.  The previous year (in 1st grade), Luke held the record for the most laps in the entire school…39 laps! So he was a little worried about this year, knowing his body was not in the physical shape it was a year ago.  We reassured him that no one was thinking about that, we are all just praising God that he IS out there RUNNING!!!

Also, Luke finally got his wish for a puppy!  Maya is a yellow lab pup we got about a month ago.  She was only 8wks when we brought her home.  She is becoming a member of our family, and although ALL puppy and A LOT of work we all love her. 

I promised to post new pictures and I think tonight or tomorrow may be when I finally get around to it!  I apologize, we know you all have been faithful in prayer and checking in on Luke & our family and it means so much!!


May 22, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. We were praising the Lord with you as he ran! Both Andrew and Luke were amazing!

    Comment by Blue Ridge Christian School | May 22, 2010 | Reply

  2. Thanks for keeping us updated! God is so faithful, and it’s awesome to see Him at work! What a miracle!
    Love you guys,
    Gio & Jenie

    Comment by Jenie | May 24, 2010 | Reply

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you Luke. I will continue to pray for you and your family, I try to pray for your eyesight daily, if you have other specifics please post them.

    Love and prayers

    Comment by Mary Helmuth | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  4. We were thrilled to hear that Luke’s neck has healed completely. Glenn & Betty were just telling me that and we looked up in there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky – I say it was to celebrate Luke! 🙂 We will continue to pray…

    Comment by joetta | June 28, 2010 | Reply

  5. My family continues to keep Luke in our thoughts and prayers and wish him continued progress. As the anniversary date fast approaches I am reminded of the example of courage and love that your family and friends have shown. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family through this ordeal.

    Comment by Steve Powell | June 30, 2010 | Reply

  6. Hi Lindsay and Ben- I don’t know if you remember me but I was one of Luke’s nurses in the PICU. I am so happy that Luke is doing so well- he is such an amazing boy! The reason I am writing is to tell you that I will be telling a part of his story to make a video for UVA. I wanted to speak with you first to let you know. If you wouldn’t mind emailing me when you get a chance so I can tell you the details that would be great!

    Comment by Nancy | August 24, 2010 | Reply

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