Saturday, June 03, 2006

3rd Degree Burns

Just a quick note. Mike is doing well with his work outs. The nights are still pretty painful though. His skin grafting (for the 3rd degree burn on his heel) is scheduled for monday, so keep him in your prayers. Once the skin grafts are healed he will be on the waiting list for Glen Rose Hospital to start his rehab.


George and Barbara Ann Wicker said...

Mike and family,
It was good to visit with you on Tuesday. We are continuing to pray for you. I'm sure at times it seems like such a dark hole that you are looking into when you think of all the things you have to relearn. But we know with confidence that God loves you and will be with you. We certainly see from all the people that log onto this that you have many many people that are and will surround you with love and prayer.
George and Barbara Ann Wicker

Nancy Fish said...

I love you. Nancy

Mrs. Shirley said...

I hope all goes well with rearranging your skin, what area gets to be a heel?

Thinking of you and sending hugs to all.

Anonymous said...

hi mike and family

i m glad that you are doing well with the work outs and i will be praying for your skin grafing to go smoothly. hang in there buddy and you will be home in no time at all have a great day.

sherraz moghrabi

Pat said...

Prayin all goes well

Juli Knofler said...

Hey Mike,
I sent off Lori this morning. She is on her way to see you. She was really cramping our style here...(Becki and I were having to share a bathroom with her) so we thought we would let her bug you for a while (wink).

We are praying for you!
Love, Juli

Rieki said...

hey Mike
hope your doing still thinking bout you...ill pray that everything goes well...dont ever forget that no matter how hard it gets you have a ton of people cheering for have a very large fan club!..forever in my prayers...
from your number one fan
Rieki Scott

Anonymous said...

After what Mrs. Shirley said, I am very curious too,...
Love you Mike. Hoping that you are having a good day. Praying lots,... Aunt Mary

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike and Family
Was nice to see you again. Your are all in our thoughts & prayers. Mike, & family I talked to Gisele Girard (Daniels mom) , she said she would really like to be of some help and would love to visit with you, maybe answer some questions. We will be in the city on Tues. the 13th if this works for you just let us know.Keep strong & good luck with your surg. Monday We love you
Ken, Brenda Jordan & Jeff

Anonymous said...

Mike thinking of you daily
John G.
aka PJ

C.Peters said...

Hi Mike...we just want you to know that we think of you so often throughout the day and continue to pray that your healing will leave you feeling stronger and more determined as each day passes. Just say the word and the cookies are on their way....
Love, Cindy P.

Anonymous said...

keeping you in my prayers mike.
hope it goes well on monday.
i hope that you find a way to release pain when it hurts.
i hope that you continually feel so loved.
be joyful in hope.

peace to you.
cousin thomas in vancouver.

Tracey Krusz said...

Hi Mike,
Sorry to hear that you need the skin grafts, but it sounds like the doctors are doing their best to get you well enough for rehab. Will pray that the skin grafts do what their supposed to do and that healing is quick and complete. I also pray that when you are ready for rehab there will be a spot for you right away. God bless.

Christy V said...

My favorite verse, and so true...

(We) can do all things through Christ who strengthens (us).
(Phil 4:13)

I know our church is praying for you and your family ... Keep looking to God for that comfort and strength and you can conquer anything!

God bless!
Christy V (Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, Edmonton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike & family,

You guys are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. I'm glad to hear Lori is able to come and visit with you. Hang in there, there's lots of love surrounding you all. I still know there is a "huge(r)" picture He's got in store for you Mike, and many that surround you and are touched by you, and because it's up to Him, we know it's going to be an awesome one. God Bless you each and every day.

David & Laurie McDonald

Anonymous said...

We are all rooting for you!! Not like you need it cause you are so strong already but every little bit helps! Keep working hard you are doing awesome!!!

-Nicole St. Jean and family

Rob and Joanne Wicker said...

You are still in our thoughts and prayers...each one of you. Rob and Joanne Wicker and family

DaveKerwin said...

Glad to hear of your progress, sounds like things are happening in a positive direction. Praying for you today.

l said...

M dawg,

Thinking of you and wishing you a view of fit, female construction workers (I know you'll get that one).

Your determination and sheer guts is inspiring.

Hugs to the whole Barker clan,


Anonymous said...

Father God, thank-You that Michael has the determination to work hard at his therapy. Thank-You for giving him the physical strength to do this. Please continue to grand him the emotional and mental strength to continue.

I pray that his voice would come back fully soon. Just from having colds I know how frustrating it is not to be able to talk well. Thank-You that his hearing has returned! It must have been a huge relief to be able to hear properly again!

His burns give him a lot of pain at night, Lord. Please let him know that You are with him during the times of pain and awakeness in the night. Nights seem to take forever to go by when pain is a factor. May he feel Your presence, and know that You are walking through this with him and he is not alone. I pray that You would time the healing of his burns with an open spot in the Glen Rose hospital, so he will be able to make much progress as quickly as possible.

~Psalm 6:9~

Anonymous said...

"When you cry be sure to dry your eyes,
cause better days are sure to come.

And when you smile be sure to smile wide,
and don't let them know that they have won.

And when you laugh be sure to laugh out loud,
'Cause it will carry all your cares away.

And when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself,
and it will help you feel okay.

And when you pray, pray for strength,
to help you carry on when the troubles come your way.

And when you dream DREAM BIG."

Good luck with your skin grafting surgery Mike. Youll do amazing

Anonymous said...


Prayers again to everyone. I'll esp. pray tomorrow for your heal surgery.

In Christ,
Britney in MI

ps- Steve, if your reading this: Is there any way to send Mike the CD of the service today (Pastor Brian's message about pain?? Thought everything he said was good and would be cool to send to your family.)

Candace said...

Hi Mike,

I'm so glad to hear that you are working so hard at your recovery...God has given you strength to do so. I will be praying for your skin grafting. Keep up Mike!

My family sends their best and are praying for you.

Susan said...

Keep on with your positive thinking. God created you and He can do anything! I put you on our prayer chain here at Bethel Baptist, in Duncan, B.C. We have some awesome prayer warriors and they are praying for you and specifically for your healing. I pray that you will come thru the skin grafting easily.
Susan Hawkes

Rieki said...

i hope you realize how much support you have an army behind you...we will not let you so much as stumble as you journey through this have the strenth of a warrior..i will continue to prayer for you and your healing...i will pray that everything goes as planned with your skin grafts and placement in Glen Rose...forever in my prayers...
your number one fan
Rieki Scott

MacLurgs said...

Barker family,
Our Home Bible Study group just met and we prayed for you again tonite. We are trusting with you that the skin graft surgery will go well and heal quickly.
Love the MacLurgs

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,
Earlier today I heard what had happened to you and when I heard the news I was floored. But I know what a stong person you are and that with God by your side you will grow even stronger.
I know we never got to be good friends when I lived in Lac La Biche, but I do remember having some good times in Beaver Lake Estates when I lived there. I will be praying for you every chance I get.
You are an amazing human being and I am thinking of you,
Shannon Fontaine (Calgary)

Anonymous said...

You are so darn handsome!! The highlight of my day was seeing you,even as tired as you were with a grueling day. Your laughter, smile,and positive attitude inspire me.Keep hanging on. xo
God bless and hugs to you all. Ms. Young

Michael,it was good to see you tonight.I am always thinking of you.James

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,
It is after midnight your time, and it is the day of your skin graft work. I wonder how you are doing? All is quiet here, finally the streets become silent (mostly) and there is space. If you wake in the night, I wonder what you hear, and what you think about? About 8 years ago, my friend had a baby who died within a 1/2 hour of being born. She told me the story of how she prayed that God would be present to her in her distress and in her pain. But she could not see God. So in the middle of the night, she confronted God with this question,... Why, God, were you not here? I just asked you to come to me and to be present. Where were you? And God answered her, "but I was - for every person who sat in that chair beside your bed were the hands and feet of Christ. I have sat here in everyone who has sat here with you. This is how you can see me. And I am here now." She told me that this knowing transformed her grief and her pain. She still went through pain and grief, but she began to recognize God in many shapes, became aware that God was present to her so close that she could receive him, rest in him and be touched by him deeply in ways that she had not known before. This brought her relief, and it held her for the long journey.

It is night. I pray that you see God in the night and that it becomes hope to you. I pray that with the coming day, you will see the light of love, of wholeness. We are lifting you to the arms of Christ and placing God's hands of healing onto your burns and wherever the surgery will touch. We are praying for the doctors who are doing the surgery and we are praying for all who wait with you there.

We wait here with you, We love you,
Mary and family, Vancouver

Scott - a designer? said...

hey budday good to hear your working out is working out for you. Stay strong brotha'


Scott - a designer? said...

oh, just a note about that t-shirt I left. When washing it turn it inside out, and hang to dry so that the image doesn't get crummy.

thanks later guys

Anonymous said...

Hi! Mr. Franchuk was in to see you on Saturday but you were asleep. He didn't want to wake you. Hopefully I will be able to get in this Thursday evening. We are thinking of you with happy thoughts. Take care and have a great week. Terry Hannan

Jordan said...

Hey Mike
Hope you enjoyed the cake and movies. You looked so peaceful sleeping, it's good to see you getting some rest.
Take care, and I'll see you next time I am in the city.

Anonymous said...

Mike, so happy to hear your surg. went well. Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you, and still PRAYING Keep smiling & stay strong Ken & Brenda

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