Thursday, September 12, 2013

answered prayer

This little man had several appointments in the medical center last week and we got some of the best news about his leg.

(How do you like that hairdo huh?  Pretty sure we were out the door before the sun came up that day and neither one of us did much to fancy up.)  

We were originally told that Luke would have his first surgery between the ages of 3 and 5 because his bowing and leg length discrepancy were so severe.  On Friday, Dr. B told us that he just couldn't believe how well he was doing and he thought it was safe to say we wouldn't have our first surgery until closer to age 10!

When Luke has surgery, he'll be put in a halo cast (with screws drilled into his bone holding a bulky metal contraption to his tibia) for 3-6 months.  We will turn the screws every day to help lengthen and straighten his bone.  Sounds like a picnic, huh?

I'd always imagined my little man going to Kindergarten in a halo cast.  And it made me tear up just to think about that.  So we have prayed fervently that God would heal his leg without surgery.

The Lord is answering my prayers.

"And I will lead the blind in a way they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them.  I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground.  These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them."  Isaiah 42:16

We are overwhelmed with thankfulness and truly believe that the Lord is gifting us with this news and giving us hope in Him.  As always, we trust the Lord with Luke's life and his progress and his journey.

1 comment:

  1. Momma Martin,
    I found your blog about a week ago as I was searching online about my son's diagnosis. You have given me hope and I know the Lord led me to your site.

    After years of trying to conceive we were elated when we found out we were pregnant in July of 2012. At our 22 week ultrasound we were told our son had club foot on the left and probably was a sign of a more serious disorder that we would determine when he was born. When he was born on February 28th, 2013 we realized it wasn't club foot and our baby boy was growing normally and healthy. He has the same posteromedial tibial bowing as your precious little boy Luke. He is in a brace now and we have been going to therapy since he was 7 days old.

    When I found your blog I was at work and could not hold back my tears as I saw Luke swimming, walking, and doing all the things little kids do. Our son, Reed Thomas, is currently working on standing with his brace. I read your past blogs and saw the picture of Luke in the field where you envisioned him running. WOW, that was so powerful!!! The Lord is working in your life and your family's. I will continue to pray for healing for Luke. He is like no other being ever created and Jesus knows every hair on his head.

    I would love to be in contact with you to hear more about your story, my email is

    Your Sister in Christ,
    Amanda Cook