More from Steve, Luke's Dad.
Luke has been in less pain over the past couple days, since we increased the dosage of his pain medication. His body continues to get weaker at a frightening pace. Only a couple weeks ago, Luke was still able to walk up the stairs. Then, he still could slowly bear walk up the stairs (his arms are stronger than his legs). Even after the stairs were too much, he could at least slowly walk to the downstairs bathroom. When he could no longer walk, he could at least stand while his legs would quiver and he would tightly hug me for support. These last couple days, I don't think he can stand, even with my support. This is just moving too quickly.There's just not enough time.
Those of you reading this who have children... go to them. Hold them close, or if they're adults and somewhere else, pick up the phone and call them.
Life has taught me that we rarely have the chance to make up for missed opportunities. Luke is teaching me that every moment is precious.