We continue to be grateful for your prayers and support. Luke has settled into a pretty manageable routine. Radiation is over, and Luke's energy is returning. He has outpatient chemo treatments two out of every three Thursdays. The side effects are no fun, but he is handling them well. He just completed the 1st trimester of his sophmore year at Mason High School, finishing with a 4.0 GPA. Luke's Doc was very pleased with his most recent scans, and we are hopeful that his next round in early February will show "NED," which stands for "No Evidence of Disease."
The big challenge for Luke right now is his leg. At 16 years old Luke is growing, which means he requires constant adjustments with his prosthetic. He has already outgrown two different prosthetic legs, and will be fitted for a third next week. In addition, the persistent radiation and chemo treatments have sapped Luke's energy, which makes it difficult for him to find the strength for rehabilitation. Luke has a great desire for the independence and normalcy that will come when he becomes proficient on his leg. Now that radiation is over and his chemo has tapered, we are eager to help Luke achieve a new level of mobility. This is NOT easy!
Here are some specific prayer requests for December:
1) As always, please pray for all the cancer to be gone from Luke's body. Zero cancer.
2) Please pray for energy and perseverance for Luke. Rehab is hard.
3) Pray for Luke's prosthtic team, to find the right size and fit for his leg, so he can walk with comfort and smoothness.
4) Pray for peace, patience, and rest for Luke and for our entire family.
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)