Today was memorable. We made our first visit to Springer Prosthetics in Lansing, to begin the process of preparing Luke's leg to be fitted for a prosthetic limb. It's a fascinating process, and Luke has a ton of hard work in front of him, and we are excited for him.
Strangely, the most memorable part of the visit took place in the waiting room, where Luke encountered a man in his sixties who had his leg amputated when he was sixteen years old. The man badly wanted to encourage Luke, so he began by taking his pants off. Literally. He took his pants off in the waiting room, right down to his briefs, in front of me, Luke, Laura, and a confused three year old girl who climbed up on her chair to watch. The man then detached his prosthetic leg, and then removed the sleeve that was covering his residual limb. Luke almost passed out. Laura was cracking up. It definitely took the edge off as we began our appointment.
Luke has completed seven chemotherapy treatments, with five more scheduled this weekend from Thursday until Monday. He is getting accustomed to the fatigue and queasiness he feels on an ongoing basis. Today he attended school, and then the ninety minute appointment with the prosthetic folks, followed by a visit to Marshall Music to play piano. A full day. A good day. We are grateful for God's mercies today.
Please continue to pray, for complete healing in Luke's body, and for strength in his mind and in his soul. We can't stop praying, WON'T stop praying, for God to heal our boy. (James 5:14-16)
James & Lu,
(for Sam, Jay, & Luke)