The past few weeks have been pretty uneventful for Luke. He has settled into a steady rhythm with chemo treatments every Thursday, and the side effects have been noticeable but manageable. Luke continues to work hard at his physical therapy, and he is gaining confidence and ability in walking on his prosthetic leg. We are very proud of Luke and thankful for any "uneventful" we can get.
We were able to go up north for a few days of vacation. We visited Jay, who is on Work Crew at TimberWolf Lake, and then spent a couple of days in Traverse City and with the Santens in Petoskey. These are bittersweet experiences for Luke. He loves getting away and hanging out with people, but he is also regularly made aware of many things he used to do that he cannot do right now. Very difficult.
On Monday Luke left for band camp at Adrian College with the entire Mason High School band. He is having the best time with all his friends. He will be playing the vibraphone in the marching band this Fall at all the home football games. He loves the band and we are grateful that he's had such a good experience at band camp this week.
Please pray for Luke...tomorrow he resumes his chemo treatments. They bumped him back a day so he could finish band camp. He will receive three medications tomorrow, which means he'll be exhausted by the end of next week. None of us are looking forward to it. He will need courage, patience, and peace from God in order to navigate these next days. We all will.
We are so thankful for all who are praying, encouraging, providing meals, and standing with us as we fight for Luke. Our prayer remains the same. We can't stop, WON'T stop praying for God to heal our boy. (James 5:14-16)
James & Lu
(for Sam, Jay, & Luke)