Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Recovery in Progress

Today, I would ask you all to keep praying for Tucker....

He is doing great, he looks great and Tucker has a wonderful outlook on life.  As I said in my earlier post, he still has a year and half before he is (medically speaking) considered cured.  I know that this time will past by fast and that Tucker's future will be bright....We do anxiously await that date because the long journey will then have closure. 

Even though life is now good for him, he still has several obstacles to overcome.  You don't have as much chemo and radiation as what he had and just walk away without some kind of damage to your body. 

Tucker's first word was ball and he has always been a super active little guy.  Before the diagnosis of leukemia, he was that kid that was the fastest runner, the one that could always hit the baseball into the outfield, and the one that had complete control of any basketball that he chose to dribble down the court.  He had the natural ability to be an athlete. 

Since his treatments, his agility has taken a different turn.  Chemo can cause neuropathy and it has affected his ability to raise his toes.  He can run, just not very fast.  His bones are still very weak and one arm has already had a break.  Tucker has to be much more cautious than most other kids his age. 

His body is weaker, but we know that this will improve in time.  His blood platelets continue to run low and this causes him to be  tired.  He also experiences many headaches due to the platelet count being low.  There is still just a lot of recovery taking place at this time.  He needs more strength in his body and he needs the muscles and tendons in his legs and feet to heal properly.  Please pray that God will continue to give him the strength he needs and that his platelet count will improve and his headaches will go away. 

Many kids and adults do not completely understand why (since he no longer has treatments), are his abilities now not what they were before......They do not understand that recovery is still a day by day thing.     No, his abilities are not the same at this time, but I believe with all my heart that God will completely restore him.  There is so much to be thankful for and if he is never the athlete he used to be, then I feel that God will lead him to greater things. 

Thank you to those that have had him on your prayer list since the beginning.  I would ask you to please keep praying for him.  
For those of you that have just joined us, I would ask you to please pray for him and his complete recovery.


One more thing......Tucker leaves for his cancer camp tomorrow.  This camp is wonderful and I thank God for those that were able to create such a place.  Tucker does have some anxiety (especially at night when the lights go out) so please pray that his heart will be at peace and that he won't cry himself to sleep.
He loves to go and has made many friends, but he does need our prayers at night.    


Nezzy said...

Sweetie, my prayers a so with Tucker. I'm so glad he has the chance to go to camp and have a good time, I know your mama's will be concerned for him but he's in good hands.

I just wanted to pop in and thank you for hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride!!

God bless ya and in the words of that silly old Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now, ya hear!!!"

Country Dreaming said...

Prayers are being sent Tucker's way.
May he enjoy his time at camp.


Mary Margaret Scott said...

Tucker will continue to stay in my prayers, especially this coming week. He is truly a hero and I know God has great plans for him.

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