Monday, November 30, 2009

Tyler Thompson went into surgery this7:30 A. M for his 18th time to be put to sleep. Another skin graft. Tonya called and said he was out but in a lot of pain. They too a 6 X 16 strip from his thigh which has already had skin removed for his first graft. The Doctor opened him up from under his arm to around the back of the arm to the top of the shoulder. They had to remove a lot of scar tissue. The Dr. is hopeful Tyler will not form as much scar tissue as it always has in the past.

He is in an airplane splint which keeps his arm from moving and they will check the graft on Thursday. They told him earlier if the graft takes he could be released on Friday. Please pray that this is successful and the last of this long ordeal.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Update on Tyler

Cindy called and wanted me to post the following information for you guys...

Tyler came through surgery fine yesterday. They had him asleep at 7:30 am and they were done by 8:30 am, by 2 pm they were back home in Munday. The doctors stretched his shoulder and injected steroids. There could possibly be the need for this procedure one more time before November when they decide if he will need another skin graft.

Both boys are driving to physical therapy three times a week. Trey heads to W.F. and Tyler goes to Abilene. Please keep praying for them, as they are still dealing with the effects of that fateful day.

Never forget the miracles that walk amongst us.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Cindy just called and Tyler and Tonya are back in Lubbock to see the Dr. They have known for some time that Tyler would have to be put to sleep again to break up scar tissue in his shoulder in order to get more range of motion in his right arm.

Tyler will go into the hospital in the morning at 5:30 A.M. He is suppose to be the first one on the list. The Drs. will work on the scar tissue and he will have cortisone injections into the shoulder area. If all goes well he should be released tomorrow night.

Cindy says she thinks this will be the 17th time Tyler has been put to sleep. Check back tomorrow for another report and we pray this will be the last time.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

One year ago

In many ways it seems like years have past since May 18, 2008 and in some ways it seems like yesterday. God is an amazing God and He WALKS WITH US AND HE TALKS WITH US AND HE TELLS US THAT WE ARE HIS OWN. God is on the throne and He hears our cries. He has us in in palm of His Hand and He knows our name. Is. 43:1. I would just like to Praise God for the many miracles He gave us this year and Thank Him for His Many Blessings not only to the Thompsons but also to the Body of Christ at large. We are all changed. Our faith has been stretched and we have been fit together as a Body. I believe He has a purpose left for us and I pray we will be faithful to hear His call and do His will in the days to come. Thanks to everyone who prayed, loved, helped, cried and stood with us.

God is Good ALL THE TIME.

One year ago...

One year ago, a multitude of neighbors and friends waited anxiously to hear the status of 3 very brave young men. The road to recovery seemed unimaginable. The burns were too deep, the wounds too severe. There were too many things that were insurmountable....

Yet, incredibly a year later... we are all still in awe.

I still recall the tears and pain in the voices of the family member over the phone. I remember waiting... and waiting ... and praying... I remember wondering if life as we all knew it would every be the same. I wondered about Cindy, mother of two terribly broken sons, I wondered how she didn't go absolutely crazy with grief and fear . I consider the wives who courageously stood through by their husbands as they faced grueling medical procedures and discouraging prognosis's and faced uncertain futures... and I marvel.

...Nevertheless...

...Here we all are one year later and the only thing we can say is "Thank you GOD, Thank you GOD, thank you, GOD!" You are mighty to save! You have chosen to give us mercy and we are humbled by your kindness and love. You are the only one who is capable of authoring such an incredible tale of valor, suffering, and victory... to YOU be the Glory forever. Amen

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Update Wednesday, April 1

Tyler had surgery to break up the scar tissue and adhesions in his shoulder and elbow this morning about 7:30 (Wednesday). The Dr. said it wasn't as bad as they were expecting when they got in there and he had good range of motion while asleep. They gave several injections in the elbow and shoulder of Kenolog which is a steroid.

Dr. Griswald called the Hendrix Rehab center in Abilene and they made an appointment for him at 11:45 tomorrow. They expect him to have agressive rehab three days a week for two to six weeks. This will help keep the scar tissue from reforming and to keep his range of motion.

Hopefully this will keep Tyler from having another skin graft. Please pray it is successful.

Trey is getting use to the braces and is doing good on everything else.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Still not quite to the finish line... an update from Tonya

Tyler had a doctor's appointment in Lubbock yesterday, and got to see his main burn doctor (Dr. Griswald). Tyler was hoping to just be able to have one more scar release surgery to give him the full range of motion that he needs with his arm, but Dr. Griswald is not ready to do that just yet. We will go back to Lubbock next Wednesday, and he is going to have an outpatient procedure done. They are going to put him to sleep and do very aggressive therapy on his shoulder and elbow joints, in hopes to break up the scar tissue that has formed in there. They are also going to do cortizone injections all around his shoulder joint and elbow. His doctor is hopeful that this will be effective. After 6 weeks, he will reevaluate and decide what should be done next. Tyler is very frustrated and is worried that he is just wasting more time. He is beginning to get some feeling back in his right foot, but he still has excrutiating pain in it at times. We are quickly approaching the year mark of the accident, but prayers are still needed. Please pray for the restoration of Tylers shoulder and elbow so that he may resume the activities that he loves to do, and for the pain in his foot to subside and the feeling to return completely. We just want to thank everyone for the continued concern and constant prayers that have pulled us through day after day. Words cannot express how thankful and blessed we are to have the support of such wonderful friends. May God bless each and every one of you!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Just a note...

Tyler and his family was at church on Sunday and I must say that I was amazed by how good tyler looked. he was his usual outgoing self.. He said that the pain is getting less everyday...

To those of you who still visit this blog... remember that God is faithful. Every time I see these guys, I see walking miracles...

Blessings to you all!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Praise God from whom ALL BLESSINGS flow

The Drs. came in and took Tyler out of the airplane splint today (Friday morning). They took off his bandages and the graft looked good. Before the surgery Tyler could only raise his arm 90 degrees (from hanging down at his side to straight out) and when they took the bandages off he could raise his arm 130 degrees which would be 40 degrees better than before the surgery. YEA! The Doctors believe Tyler can make more progress doing therapy and perhaps be able in time to do 180 degrees which is perfect. They dismissed him because he knows what he has to do and the Doctors believe that Tyler will do it and so does anybody who knows him. He will exercise and will be working with a local therapist. They put the splint back on and he will only be able to take it off 30 minutes a day. Don't know how long he will have to wear the splint. It is very uncomfortable.

Thanks again for all the prayers and calls. Please continue to pray because he will need a lot of strength to finish the job. Tyler we are so proud of you. Keep up the good work.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday update on Tyler

Cindy called and she had talked to Tonya this afternoon. They came to take the staples out of the leg where they had harvested the skin for the graft. The Drs. will check the graft tomorrow and if they believe it is taking Tyler will probably be released. There will be a long road of rehab to do but we are praising God that this is over and believing the graft will take and Tyler will be back on the road to complete recovery. Thank you all for your prayers and please do not stop because the battle may be won but the war is not over. He was in a lot of pain today. Tyler needs strength, patience and comfort from The Holy Spirit and Tonya needs it even more. Thanks for all the calls.
From Cindy 8:30AM:
Just talked to Tyler and he said his night was a little better than the first one! They were getting ready to take the staples out of his leg where they harvested the skin for the graft.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tyler starting to recover, Doctor reviews on Friday

From Cindy:
Tyler had a rough evening last night as was expected but is recovering with a good lunch today. The staff is trying to maintain his pain as low as possible. That's easier said than done. On Friday, the doctor will review the healing then make the decision whether or not Tyler will go home Saturday or stay longer for possible rehab.

Trey is still experiencing pain in his teeth ( possibly nerve damage). The orthodontist has recommended braces but cannot go further because braces will increase the pain that is already there.

Please continue praying for encouragement and strength for Trey, Tyler, Ronda, Tonya and the kidos.

wl

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Update post-surgery...

Larry just called and Tyler is out of surgery. They have him in a splint that I he must wear until Friday. They said he might be home Saturday but they doubt it.

Remember to petition the Lord on Tyler's behalf. The area where they took the skin is VERY painful. It must be very frustrating to feel as if the family is taking a step backwards... going through something again they thought was in the past...so please bend a knee and ask for God's strength & protection during this time...

In the name of Jesus let this be the surgery that puts "Ty-Ty back in the saddle" so to speak...

Father God! You are mighty to save and you are faithful. Rescue Tyler from any frustration, pain or discouragement... We ask for complete restoration in the Name of the One who paid for our sins and whose name is HEALER!

TYLER, now in surgery

Tyler just now went into surgery, at 12:30. They expect to have him in recovery at 2:30PM. Father God, protect him now from Satan, sickness, sabotage and sin. In Your beautiful name, Jesus. Amen.

Check back here for more, shortly.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Tyler's next move...

Just a quick update...

Tyler is scheduled for another skin graft on Jan. 6. They will hopefully remove scar tissue in the shoulder area and then do more skin grafts in that area. They will remove the skin for the graft from his upper left thigh, which I believe is the first place they took it.

As you all know, this marks the beginning of another painful detour for Tyler and Tonya. I imagine that this surgery will be hard for Tyler for many reasons. This surgery most likely means another painful recovery. This is why we must all pray really hard that God would have mercy on Tyler and relieve the stress and pain. We pray that God would shorten the healing time and totally guide the doctors with every move. We pray that the Lord will strengthen Tonya and the kids as they walk through this time.

I know that this has shown me how I take for granted so quickly my own health and comfort.
As we move about our lives in comfort, free from bandages and pain, let us keep Tyler in our prayers constantly.

Friday, December 5, 2008

An update from Tonya!

Tyler went to Lubbock yesterday and met with Dr. Griswald, he is Tyler's main doctor and is also head of the burn unit at UMC. He told Tyler he is a little reluctant to do surgery on his shoulder because Tyler's burn was so bad and so deep, that is is going to take his body 8 months to everyone else's 6 months to build up the elasticity in the skin. He told Tyler that he has never had a patient that had burns this bad ever actually live to make it to rehab, so he isn't quite sure what to expect. However, there has been little, if any, change in his shoulder in months. So, Tyler will meet with him again on the 18th, and they will make the decision about the surgery. If he decides to go ahead and do it, then it will be after the holidays, probably around the first part of January. The surgery will be a little more than we expected. They will go in and cut his shoulder and add skin to it. He will have to go to the burn unit again for 6 days with his arm in an airplane splint(this was one of Tyler's worst memories from his stay at the hospital). Then he will come home with the splint on and have to wear it for 2 weeks. It will be another miserable experience for Tyler, but at this point I think he is ready and willing to do whatever he has to to get back to normal

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Many of you may remember that Tyler was supposed to go back to the dr to find out if he would need more surgery... Well, the first appointment was changed due to an emergency on the Dr.'s end, so they rescheduled for today.


Also, Trey has recently started the orthodonic prep to fix his teeth. Ronda and Trey went yesterday to get impressions done...


But on a lighter note, the boys went to the Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo this weekend. Trey was able to participate a little and Tyler needs to wait a while longer.


Just a thought: Remember where we all were only a few months ago... We were praying that Trey and Tyler would not die. We were fasting and praying like crazy, hanging on to every word to every report... and here we are today... I am so proud of this family and the friends that have held them up during this whole time... God is so good. Let's not forget the miracles that he has done...





Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tyler needs our prayers again... please press in...

Tonya sent me the following information in a couple of emails... Please pray for them as the battle is not totally behind them yet.

Tyler is more than likely going to have to have one more surgeries on his shoulder. He has scar tissue that has formed and will have to be cut to allow more movement for him. The doctor won't make the final decision until his appointment on November 18th (6 months from the accident).

PLEASE pray for Tyler's foot, he is still having alot of pain and swelling at the end of the day. Everything was healed up and looked good on the x-rays at his last appointment, but please send out a request to pray for the pain to subside.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pray For MARK BROWN

Mark Brown, son of Gene and Dorothy Brown was diagnosed with colon cancer. They expect to do chemo treatments in Wichita Falls immediately. Please remember him and family in your prayers.

Gloria Herring was in an accident last night on her way back from Seymour, during a down pour of rain. We have heard that she is thankfully, OK. Remember the Herring family in your prayers.

The doctor would like Tyler to come in for a November check-up on the progress of some of his skin grafts.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cathy's Report

Subject: Cathy

Wednesday morning, Cathy just called me and is feeling much better, is going to walk a little today, had a shower yesterday, got the IV to her heart out yesterday.
She said please keep praying, she has a long way to go, but your prayers helped her along the way. I appreciate your love so very much. Mary Cartwrigtht

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cathy's latest news


We just found out that the cancer is not in Cathy's lymph nodes, your prayers have helped so much. Thank you again, Mary Cartwright

Monday, October 6, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Update and Surgery Report

CINDY:
"Kacy, just a note from Mary. The surgery was yesterday and they did find cancer. She desperately needs our prayers."

(Quoted email from Mary)

Just a note on Cathy Cartwright Trepte, doing as expected, but will keep her at least an extra day in ICU to monitor her. We appreciate your prayers.
Mary Cartwright

Come on saints... I know you are visiting this site now and then ...as you "check in" don't forget to "pick up" the burdens of others to take to God in prayer... Remember the Bible says for us to "bear each others burdens..." Please help lift Cathy up to Jesus in prayer!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

EMAIL UP DATE FROM CATHY'S EMAIL

Subject: Keep praying
News keeps getting better…KEEP PRAYING!!!

Ok, appt today with the Gynecological Oncologist, Dr. Munoz, he states it is ovarian cancer from looking at the Pet Scan. The good news is that it traveled to my colon and wrapped itself around it and caused me pain (severe) so that I went to the doctor and it was detected early for ovarian cancer. Usually there are no symptoms with ovarian cancer so when it is finally detected, it is too late.

Surgery is next week. Dr. Munoz would like it to be asap but he also needs to make sure that he AND the colon surgeon, Dr. Staniunas, can do this together and that makes for next week. I will know later today when it is exactly. He stated again (already knew ) it will be a tough surgery, complete abdominal hysterectomy (called it debulking) and then removing about 12 inches from my colon.

At that time he will send ovaries, etc to the pathology dept and they will know within 10 minutes if it is ovarian cancer. If cancer, then Dr. Munoz will insert a intraperitoneal catheter into my abdominal cavity and I will receive chemo directly on the source of the cancer.

…THEN Dr. Munoz did an exam and looked again at the pet scan. Given my age, he has stated that it may NOT be ovarian cancer and may be a mass (benign) growing. Surgery is still the same, BUT NO CHEMO…AND I DO NOT HAVE CANCER!!!

I will let you know when the surgery is as soon as I do.

Keep praying, it is working!


BTW:

Cathy name and address is: Cathe Trepte, 1605 Shores Blvd., Rockwall, TX
75087, her phone is 972 771 6765, she would love to hear from anyone. Mary C

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Urgent Prayer Request

This is concerning Cathy Trepte (Cartwright--Mary Cartwright's daughter)

Cathy had a colonoscopy and there is cancer in her ovaries and and cancer spread to the colon wrapped around the outside of it. The colon surgeon is estimating approximately 12 inches will still be removed from her colon and then full hysterectomy. She will also have chemo.

Mary was a frequent visitor to this site and prayed for the boys and she is hoping that we will all join her for daughter.... She believes that God is their only hope. Saints, let's take a stand for Cathy's full healing.

NEWS ON THE TREY:

Trey went to the orthodontist this week and was told he would be to put in braces for about 2 years. There is still a problem with his jaw not opening wide enough and his teeth not being aligned properly. Tyler saw the burn doctor yesterday. They will be using some gel pads in his shoulder area to try to get the skin to be a little more pliable. There is still a small spot on elbow that hasn't covered over, but should before too much longer.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Update on Dakota

I got an email from Leslie Franklin Sisneros giving us a report on her sister Laura and Laura's grandson Dakota. I told her I would post this on the website because several had ask if we had heard from Dakota and how he was doing. This is what Leslie said:

LAURA IS DOING REALLY WELL. SHE IS ACTUALLY TALKING TO HER FRIENDS ONLINE AGAIN. PRAISE GOD!!

DAKOTA STARTED RADIATION ON AUG. 25TH IN LUBBOCK !!!
MARTI (DAKOTA'S MOTHER) (MY NIECE) (LAURA'S DAUGHTER) SAYS 2 MORE DAYS LEFT OF RADIATION!!! WOOOHOOO!!! HIS COUNTS ARE SLOWLY RECOVERING ON THEIR OWN!!! PRAY FOR HIS COUNTS TO RECOVER MORE QUICKLY!!!

HE WILL BE GOING BACK ONCE A WEEK FOR COUNT CHECK AND THEN THE VISITS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE. THANKS BE TO GOD!!! THAT WILL PUT HIM BACK IN REMISSION AND PRAY TO GOD HE STAYS THERE!!!


So this means that Dakota's radiation should be over for now and we are asking all of you to continue to pray for Dakota and his healing. We know God is able to do abundantly above all we ask or think. Praise His Name. Thank you Jesus.

Friday, September 5, 2008

A Testimony from Ronda

It has been over a year now that Cheney started having rectal bleeding several times a week. Everything was medically tended to along the way from blood work, "fun" (hahaha) mom-gets-to-do at home stool samples, x-rays, lots of Mirimax and Fletcher's "root beer medicine" as Cheney referred to it, lots of doctor visits, etc...Our pediatrician decided it was time to rule out all the bad stuff when he sent us to Dallas to the pediatric gastroenterologist specialist who did the colonoscopy on Cheney July 8th. He was 90% confident the test would reveal juvenile polyps, which it didn't and left us all puzzled as 5 of the 6 biopsies returned normal. The bleeding was so much worse after the colonoscopy due to the obvious invasion inside her little 3-year old body. The following Sunday, July 13th, we had an awesome prayer service at church. Trey and I both felt led to take Cheney down for prayer. She was annointed with oil and our body agreed in prayer as my incredible prayer warrior friend, Heather Waters, claimed God's healing power on Cheney. We all know that with God ALL things are possible and as I am typing this Cheney is listening to Trey's i-pod singing "Blessed be Your Name" at the top of her lungs; I am reminded of God's sovereign grace and that He does give and take away. We give Him all the glory and praise for by His stripes Cheney is healed in the name of Jesus. The following Thursday, July 17th, I was in the bathroom with Cheney when she victoriously exclaimed again as she had done everyday since Sunday "Yeah, mommy, still no blood" to which I replied "Yeah, who healed you Cheney?" She boldly stated "JESUS DID AND THAT MEDICINE AT CHURCH SURE DOES WORK GOOD!"
Yes, it does. We are so thankful for the body of Christ and our church family. Thank you to all of you who prayed for Cheney and our family. God is good and we pray His blessings upon all of you. Most of all YEAH JESUS--THANK YOU!! Cheney has been blood free for 8 weeks and she knows Why and Who did it.

Also, thank you for continuing to pray for Trey. For those of you who know Trey, you know how he is. He is an easy patient most of the time as he has never been a complainer or a whiner. His surgery went well yesterday. We are still waiting the results as his eyeball is still too sore to discover if the double vision disappeared, but with all of you praying, we know the answer to that, don't we? I was comforted by his surgeon who stated, "I will do my best and God will do the rest" right before they took Trey into the operating room. After returning to his recovery room, his nurse, Dwayne, laid hands on Trey and prayed aloud asking God to send his Holy Spirit to quickly heal Trey in the name of Jesus. God is always in the details and yesterday we felt His presence from beginning to end. Again, thank you for standing in the gap for us, God heard and delivered. We love you all.

One More thing, in reference to the previous post: We actually have 2 plates and 7 screws in our little souvenir cup as the Dr called it. hahaha. Trey is relieved to have those out as they were located in the corner of his right eye and bridge of nose area and it hurt to rub his eye.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Surgery update

Trey's surgery went well today. The Dr. said the eye surgery should help his vision and he felt good about it. The Doctors always comment that the boys seem to heal well. They removed 1 plate and 2 screws from the bridge of his nose. They gave those to Ronda and she will keep them for her memory box and probably add them to a scrap book.

The Thompsons again want to thank everyone for their prayers and continued support of the boys. God has answered our prayers and continues to bring Tyler and Trey back from the jaws of death and make them whole again.

Trey was dismissed and is spending the night with Kerry King in Lubbock and expects to come home tomorrow (Thursday). We pray for his full recovery.

Surgery Today for Trey

Most of you know that Trey is having surgery today to fix his eye and face. They are hoping that this will fix Trey's double vision and correct some other problems he has had since he has left the hospital... Please pray that all goes well and that there is perfect healing and little pain.

Those of us who have seen Trey have been amazed at how great he looks considering the massive injuries he sustained. I don't even notice the scars anymore but I believe this operation will not only help solve some problems but make him look even more like the Trey we all remember.

I have to say that through out this ordeal that I have been astounded by the ability of the human body to take such abuse. I never expected such fast and amazing recovery. I know the family would say that it doesn't feel fast but only 4 months ago both boys were horribly disfigured. I have to marvel at the human body that God made. God designed us all so wonderfully that we can be completely broken and near death and yet our bodies are programmed to heal, repair, and function again. Tyler was at church Sunday, and though I know he is uncomfortable a lot, he is a miracle. He is becoming more and more whole every week.

Trey will heal quickly too. We all know what to do. We are told to pray for those who are sick and hurting... Come on, friends, let's go to the Lord for Trey and his family today...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Update from Tonya

Last week Western Horseman Magazine met Tyler, Trey, Larry, and the guys on the rodeo team out at their ranch,the Burnett Ranch, by Benjamin. They interviewed them and took lots of pictures. They are going to have the article in the November issue of Western Horseman. Tyler started going to sales this week to buy cattle, and he has also started driving again. His rehab is beginning to get a little tougher, they are doing some strengthening exercises now with weights. He is getting more and more feeling back in his foot and leg everyday, the doctors were impressed when he was able to lift it at his last appointment. His arm still is very tight, but he is able to pick it up higher every week. His new skin has to build up its elasticity. Just ask that everyone continue to pray for complete and quick healing for Tyler and Trey. Thanks so much!
Love,
Tonya

I hope to add info from Trey and Ronda in the next day or so... kacy

Friday, August 22, 2008

Trey had good news and not so good news at the Drs. in Lubbock on Wednesday. He is scheduled for another surgery on September 3rd. They will try to build up bone under his right eye which will lift the eye. He does still have some vision problems and they think lifting the bone could help.

The Orthopedic Doctor says his arm has healed and looks good and if he has no problems he can cancel his next appointment. Trey says the arm is good and uses it just fine.
God is good.

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice,

even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire,

may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory. obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls." 1 Peter l:3-9

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Update on Trey and Tyler

Talked with Cindy this morning and Trey and Ronda headed for Lubbock for two Drs. appointments. Today Trey has an appointment with an Ear, Nose and Throat Dr. He will have a CAT Scan to determine the progress of the healing. Tomorrow he goes to the Orthopedic Dr. about his arm. We will report more after the Drs. visits.

Tyler continues to go to therapy every day. They have put him into a compression vest which covers his torso and arm. It is very very tight almost like a girdle. Cindy says he will probably have to wear this for about 9 months. MAN...I WOULD HATE TO HAVE TO WEAR A GIRDLE FOR 9 MONTHS. 9 Months is like being pregnant. Way to go Tyler. Hang in there...Tonya has done that 4 times and you are tough enough to do it too.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Another Call to Prayer

This text is from a comment on the previous post... Cindy thought this would be well suited for a major post and I agree. Read the following text and then please turn your hearts to God on behalf of this family...

"...I have a prayer request to post and I thought this seemed to be an awfully powerful place to post it. We just received word this morning that one the local teenagers, John Thornton, (He would be a junior this year) was killed in a head on collision with a semi on his way to football practice. He is a good friend of Jessica's and the boys played football with him. It is hitting this little community pretty hard and I know having just been through your ordeal you understand. Please lift his family up in prayer and the town of Karval also (Just south of Hugo). They are a very closely knit community and we all just finished fair and spending the week together. I only wish he was as lucky as you guys were and my heart breaks for his parents and little sisters. Anyway, I knew this would be the right place to go to ask for prayers as we saw what miracles were worked with you and your families."
Love you all,
Tina Waite & family
Hugo, CO

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Article Published About This Story

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Roping this past weekend...



Saturday was an amazing day when friends and family came together to show support for the Thompsons. There were days and days of work that went into the planning and putting together this event. Many, many people were involved but Konnie Kuehler and Jay Hart and the wonderful men of the fire department were the ones who spearheaded the day's activities. The success of the event just shows what can be done when people work together. What amazing generosity from friends, family and even complete strangers. The Live Auction was great with lots of donations.

The temperature was around 100 degrees but that couldn't dampen the spirt of the day. Jesus said in John 15:13 "No greater love hath a man than he lay down his life for a friend."
1Cor.13:1-13 "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
LOVE ABOUNDED IN MUNDAY, TEXAS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 9,2008.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Benefit Roping a Big Sucess!

What an Amazing turn out and show of support for our guys...

I am working on the slide show so that you can see photos from this weekend... having problems with Kodak slideshow and it won't allow me to save the pics to my pc.

We will figure it out...

Huge thanks to you all. You who worked so hard, prayed so hard, donated, and cared. I am sure the families will have words to add to this blog concerning this great show of love for our friends...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bend In The Road

It is for sure that the Thompson Family came to a "Bend in the Road" on May 18th. So did many of us. If you didn't I promise you that you will in the future.
This is from David Jeremiah book "A Bend In The Road" Experiencing God When Your World Caves In.

Sometimes we come to life's crossroads
And we view what we think is the end.
But God has a much wider vision
And He knows that it's only a bend---
The road will go on and get smoother
And after we've stopped for a rest,
The path that lies hidden beyond us
Is often the path that is best.
So rest and relax and grow stronger,
Let go and let God share your load
And have faith in a brighter tomorrow,
You've just come to a bend in the road.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Interview with Larry and Cindy

I have talked to several of you who have checked the blog to see an update so thought I would do another interview. Tyler went back to the Dr. this week. He had his foot measured for a brace to make his foot turn correctly.

Larry and Cindy put their thoughts together and answered my question this way:

1. Tell us in your words your thoughts about that Sunday afternoon, May 18, 2008.

The day of May 18th began so normally….cook, go to Sunday School and church, a piano recital, a celebration at the chapel. Two of our sons left to check on the fire. It could have easily been all three of them, as it is so often. Then came the phone call, the call that every parent hopes and prays they will never receive. Even after that, I was not prepared for what we would encounter as we topped the hill and saw the scene of the wreck. No words can describe the pain in my heart; all I could do is cry out to the Lord for mercy for my sons. Looking back, we can see the Lord’s hand in every detail. Our church was full of saints who immediately interceded on our behalf. The EMS workers, the Fire Dept., the entire staff at the hospital, were not only professional and performed the tasks they were trained to do, but they were also there reaching out to the needs of our family. The body of Christ immediately surrounded us in Knox City and also in Lubbock. Keith was truly an angel that day, and our family gives God all the glory for giving him the courage and strength to do what he did that day. As the scripture says in Job…the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. That day, the Lord gave to us…blessed be the name of the Lord.

2. How did you get through those first few days?
I started keeping a book to help us remember details….looking back at it now, in the first two days we had over a hundred visitors and probably as many phone calls. I can still recall the overwhelming feeling of being loved as we were surrounded by family and the body of Christ. Psalm 142:7b “The godly will crowd around me, for you are good to me.” We truly experienced that! We went to the chapel often, which happened to be right between the boys. The blog was such a blessing to us, because we could go in at night and listen to the worship music before trying to sleep. We were lifted up and carried by the prayers of the saints.
3. Have you ever had any kind of trial that helped prepare you for this?
Losing my parents and going through some difficult days with my dad before his death probably made us stronger, but nothing could prepare us for the possibility of losing two of our three sons.

4. How do you think God is involved in our every day struggles?
He is sovereign and EVERYTHING is in His hands. God Himself is the light at the end of our tunnel of pain. Everything that happens in our lives is to conform us to the image of His son and the purpose of our lives is to give glory to God.
5. What verse or verses of scripture have you held on to?
Many, but especially Psalm 91:14-16
“The Lord says,” I will rescue those who love me,
I will protect those who trust my name.
When they call on me I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue them and honor them.
I will reward them with long life and give them my salvation.”

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

6. What has been the hardest part of the past weeks?
Watching the pain and suffering the boys had to endure. There were many very difficult days, but two will be forever in our memories: the trauma of the wreck itself and the day that Trey had to be readmitted to the hospital during the same time that Tyler’s temperature went to 106.7 degrees. Fear gripped our hearts and we made calls to ask for prayer. The following morning, a precious friend called and said, “We are standing in the gap holding your hands up to the Lord when you are weak.”
7. What has been the biggest blessing?
How thankful we are that Todd, Wes, and none of the children got in to go with the boys. I will never forget the day that Larry and I stood and watched Todd and Trey walk in to Tyler’s bedside. Seeing the three of them together again at that moment will forever be a picture in our minds of God’s mercy and grace. 8. How do you think your life will be changed?
Our lives were changed forever and will never be the same. We realize now that each day is a gift from God and His mercies are new every morning! I think we suddenly realized how quickly our live can change. The song comes to my mind….”When it’s all been said and done, there’s not but one thing that matters….did I do my best to live for Him?”
9. Have you asked Why?
No, but we have asked what He wants us to learn from our experience.
10. Could you express what it has meant to you for the Body of Christ to surround you
in prayer?
Grateful and so humbled. No family could have been more blessed by the outpouring of love. God is so good and He surrounded us with people of faith who not only held us up in prayer, but physically took care of our needs at home while we were away for so long.

Interview with Larry and Cindy



I have talked to several of you who have checked the blog to see an update so thought I would do another interview. Tyler went back to the Dr. this week. He had his foot measured for a brace to make his foot turn correctly.

Larry and Cindy put their thoughts together and answered my question this way:

1. Tell us in your words your thoughts about that Sunday afternoon, May 18, 2008.

The day of May 18th began so normally….cook, go to Sunday School and church, a piano recital, a celebration at the chapel. Two of our sons left to check on the fire. It could have easily been all three of them, as it is so often. Then came the phone call, the call that every parent hopes and prays they will never receive. Even after that, I was not prepared for what we would encounter as we topped the hill and saw the scene of the wreck. No words can describe the pain in my heart; all I could do is cry out to the Lord for mercy for my sons. Looking back, we can see the Lord’s hand in every detail. Our church was full of saints who immediately interceded on our behalf. The EMS workers, the Fire Dept., the entire staff at the hospital, were not only professional and performed the tasks they were trained to do, but they were also there reaching out to the needs of our family. The body of Christ immediately surrounded us in Knox City and also in Lubbock. Keith was truly an angel that day, and our family gives God all the glory for giving him the courage and strength to do what he did that day. As the scripture says in Job…the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. That day, the Lord gave to us…blessed be the name of the Lord.

2. How did you get through those first few days?
I started keeping a book to help us remember details….looking back at it now, in the first two days we had over a hundred visitors and probably as many phone calls. I can still recall the overwhelming feeling of being loved as we were surrounded by family and the body of Christ. Psalm 142:7b “The godly will crowd around me, for you are good to me.” We truly experienced that! We went to the chapel often, which happened to be right between the boys. The blog was such a blessing to us, because we could go in at night and listen to the worship music before trying to sleep. We were lifted up and carried by the prayers of the saints.
3. Have you ever had any kind of trial that helped prepare you for this?
Losing my parents and going through some difficult days with my dad before his death probably made us stronger, but nothing could prepare us for the possibility of losing two of our three sons.

4. How do you think God is involved in our every day struggles?
He is sovereign and EVERYTHING is in His hands. God Himself is the light at the end of our tunnel of pain. Everything that happens in our lives is to conform us to the image of His son and the purpose of our lives is to give glory to God.
5. What verse or verses of scripture have you held on to?
Many, but especially Psalm 91:14-16
“The Lord says,” I will rescue those who love me,
I will protect those who trust my name.
When they call on me I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue them and honor them.
I will reward them with long life and give them my salvation.”

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

6. What has been the hardest part of the past weeks?
Watching the pain and suffering the boys had to endure. There were many very difficult days, but two will be forever in our memories: the trauma of the wreck itself and the day that Trey had to be readmitted to the hospital during the same time that Tyler’s temperature went to 106.7 degrees. Fear gripped our hearts and we made calls to ask for prayer. The following morning, a precious friend called and said, “We are standing in the gap holding your hands up to the Lord when you are weak.”
7. What has been the biggest blessing?
How thankful we are that Todd, Wes, and none of the children got in to go with the boys. I will never forget the day that Larry and I stood and watched Todd and Trey walk in to Tyler’s bedside. Seeing the three of them together again at that moment will forever be a picture in our minds of God’s mercy and grace. 8. How do you think your life will be changed?
Our lives were changed forever and will never be the same. We realize now that each day is a gift from God and His mercies are new every morning! I think we suddenly realized how quickly our live can change. The song comes to my mind….”When it’s all been said and done, there’s not but one thing that matters….did I do my best to live for Him?”
9. Have you asked Why?
No, but we have asked what He wants us to learn from our experience.
10. Could you express what it has meant to you for the Body of Christ to surround you
in prayer?
Grateful and so humbled. No family could have been more blessed by the outpouring of love. God is so good and He surrounded us with people of faith who not only held us up in prayer, but physically took care of our needs at home while we were away for so long.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tyler has graduated from his home Rehab to going to rehab at the Knox City Hospital five days a week. His rehab therapist is Breanna Alexander Hostas originally from Munday. He has to be there by 9:00 each morning and he is there for about 2 and l/2 hours. She works on his shoulder about an hour with hot wax (ohhhh doesn't that sound good?? maybe he will let me fill in for him one day) to loosen the scar tissue in that arm. He rides the stationary bicycle for about an hour and also uses a machine kinda like a bicycle for his upper body. Tyler is doing good and improving each day but just so you know... There was nerve damage in his foot that was caught under the seat. The Drs. are hopeful because he has some feeling in that area but he still does not have full range of motion. They say with rehab he can possibly get it back in six months or so. He can bend his toes down but cannot bend them up. PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL COMPLETELY HEAL THAT FOOT AND LEG. Tyler needs to get "back in the saddle".

Keep watching this blog...we will have another interview soon.

Monday, July 28, 2008

"Celebrity" Grill to make an appearance at the Benefit Roping

I guess you could say the World Famous Ultimate Smoker and Grill has a softspot for miracle stories because it will be here for the Thompson-Cypert Benefit Roping on August 9.

The folks from Mrs. Bairds Bread is sending 1000 hotdogs and 600 hamburgers to help out with our fundraiser. So, people, we need to make a show for these kind people and show up and eat!

Plans are in being made for a kids activity area and other attractions. Please encourage everyone to come on down...

ALSO, check the links below about where this amazing grill goes... We are talking Super Bowls, Big Festivals, Giant Events and now little ol' Munday Texas... Amazing, huh?

http://mrsbairds.com/company/community.html
http://www.theultimatesmokerandgrill.com/

Friday, July 25, 2008

Tyler went to the Drs. in Lubbock yesterday and today. The burn Dr. was amazed at how quickly his grafts were healing. PRAISE GOD! He said the next time he comes to see him he will take the bandages off and put him in a compression vest similiar to the ones on his hands which Tyler should be able to take off and on by himself. This will make the grafted skin be smooth instead of rough and and he can take it off to get into the shower or bath. The last time he was at the Dr. they fitted him for a brace for his foot to hold his foot up and keep it from dropping due to nerve damage in his foot. He had to buy a new size 10 1/2 shoe to fit with the brace. All in all it was a good report. Tyler has been able to get out of the house some which has been great.
When they got home today Jan Searcy, Dottie Lowrey and Shirley Smith brought pizza. Tonya said again how wonderful it had been and how much it had helped them get through the hard days not to have to worry about cooking and grocery shopping. You have filled up the days until August 15th which was our goal. Thanks to all of you who helped. You have been a blessing and as Ronda always say..."Anglels with skin on."

Trey is doing better each day. He still tires easily but is out working some and getting back to normal. PRAISE GOD FOR THE PROGRESS. We pray they will be back to normal very soon.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wichita Falls TV Station kfdx Interview

KFDX TV out of Wichita Falls came to the Thompsons today to do a story and interview the Thompsons. This is part of the article. To read the entire article you can go here.


Munday Teen Saves Two Brothers From Fiery Accident
Reported by: Katie Crosbie

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2008 @07:59pm CST

A Munday teenager is being hailed a hero -- after he escaped a fiery highway accident and pulled two brothers to safety. It's been about two months since the accident. It's been a long road to recovery, but they're all doing well. Seventeen-year-old Keith Cypert has known the Thompson brothers ever since he was seven -- and he works on their ranch. They say when an 18-wheeler didn't stop at a stop sign and crashed into them, Keith knew what to do. It's one of those things you never think will happen to you. “It happens so fast ... you just think, ‘Uh oh ... this is going to hurt,’” Trey Thompson said. “It was loud,” Keith Cypert said, “Real loud. To read the article go here.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Interview with Trey and Ronda

I thought it would be interesting to interview the Thompsons and see how they would answer a few questions about May 18th. A day that will be forever etched in our memory. I put together a few questions just to get them started.

1. Tell us in your words your thoughts about that Sunday afternoon, May 18, 2008.
Ronda: A day that forever changed our lives but we know that God makes beauty out of ashes. (Is. 61:3) He is Emmanuel...God with us. (More to come from Ronda)
Trey: Trey: The day didn't go as planned. I can remember everything that day until I hit my head. I knew we were going to hit the truck and I remember saying to myself, "this is not going to be good, it's going to hurt." I remember my arm breaking against the dash and then nothing for awhile. I remember laying in the ditch with Konnie Kuehler and telling her "Ronda, church, 4885." I didn't know the church's # before the wreck, Ronda says this was a miracle. I don't remember too many other details until they tried to get me to pee on my own. I am thankful we didn't let Tay (Taylor) go with us and that Keith was able to pull me and Tyler out, otherwise we wouldn't be here to answer these questions.
2. How did you get through those first few days?
Ronda: We were carried in the love and prayers of family and friends (angels with clothes on)
Trey: I was pretty much asleep.
3. Have you ever had any kind of trial that helped prepare you for this trial?
Ronda: Yes, I have experienced 2 major trials previously that all I could do was trust God to take care of it. He never leaves us or forsake us.
Trey: My whole life had prepared me.
4. How do you think God is involved in our every day struggles?
Ronda: He's walking with us...in us.
Trey: He's there all the time in everyday situations, all the time especially if we ask Him to be.
5. What verse or verses of scripture have you held on to.
Ronda: "He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it." Phil. 1:6 God gave that to me at the wreck site and I started to quote it. Also, Matt. 19:26 "With God all things are possible." We put that on the boys shirts when they went to Vail that first weekend to compete in the Ranch Rodeo and they won it! Praise God!
On the way to the wreck site I just kept saying Matt. 6:10 "Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." When I got to Trey at the site: I prayed, "If God is for us, who can be against us. " Matt:8:13 "...it shall be done for you as you have believed". 1Peter 2:24 "By His stripes you are healed."
Trey: I just held onto everything I have heard and read.
6. What has been the hardest part of the past few weeks?
Ronda: At first it was really hard to be away from my girl; adjusting to Trey not being able to do "life"...because he's never been home so much and it was hard on him but a blessing to me. It was hard to see Trey not sleeping and being concerned about doing work that he thought he needed to do.
Trey: Leaving Tyler in Lubbock when I first came home
7. What has been the biggest blessing?
Ronda: All the Miraculous Healings. Getting to spend quality time with Trey. Being reunited with friends we hadn't seen in awhile.
Trey: Finding out how much people love us and finding out who our true friends are.
8. How do you think your life will be changed?
Ronda: I am more aware that every moment is a precious gift; don't sweat the small stuff.
Trey: I will appreciate my time here on earth. Not to take things for granted.
9. Have you ask WHY?
Ronda: Not why us God, but rather Lord show us your purpose.
Trey: No, because it doesn't really matter.
10. Could you express what it has meant to you for the Body of Christ to surround you?
Ronda: It is indescribable; absolutely humbling; "thank you" doesn't scratch the surface.
Trey: Humbling and Overwhelming.

Ronda: I truly learned from this experience the importance of hiding His Word in my heart. He provided Jehovah Jirah (my provider). He provided what I needed each and every step of the way. I felt God's peace that passes all understanding at the wreck site and knew everything was going to be fixed in HIS TIME!. Many of the Praise and Worship Songs that we know and sing were going through my head as well. Most of those songs are straight out of scripture. Three that come to mind are: "Blessed be His Name" Based on Job 1:21; "He Can Move Mountains", and Mighty To Save".
In the hospital I read Psalms 136, 138 and 139 almost daily to Trey
In Mark 11: 22 Jesus said, "Have faith in God constantly".

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Update on Laura and Dakota

We have had several ask about an update on Dakota and Laura. I got this email from Leslie yesterday.

Just want you all to know that Laura is still about the same. Doesn't talk unless talked to, can walk with the aid of a walker, still gets confused, but still needs all the prayers she can get. I'm sure this is a timely process, so with time and God's power of healing, she will be back to 100% before we know it. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!!!!!

As for Dakota, he had his stem cell transplant last week and has been in isolation since then. The Dr.'s were actually waiting on something to go wrong, because they needed something wrong to know that the stem cell is working. He started with a low grade fever on Thurs. and it went up to 103 and stayed there all day Friday and he does have a blood infection that they are working on right now!!! PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!!

Please keep praying that the Lord will work his miracles on these two people that mean the world to me!!! As most of you all know...Laura is ALL I have left as far as my immediate family, but thank God I have her extended family and my girls. Lord knows where I would be without them!!!!!!!

Thank you to all that have asked about them individually and please keep those emails coming!!! My email is minihaha21@yahoo.com for the ones that don't have it and might want it and my cell is 432-889-6779.

Love, Prayers, Hope and Peace to you all.
God bless you.
Leslie Franklin


FOR ALL YOU DO, DO IT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday update

Those of you reading this website may remember early on I posted this scripture:
Psalms 126: 5-6 "Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him." Well, just let me say Sunday Morning our church fellowship had a few more tears and much joy when Tyler and Tonya came through the church doors. We continue to believe there will be a large harvest from the tears that have been sown. God bless each of you who joined us with tears and prayers. God is good and we BLESS HIS NAME!

Both Tyler and Trey had appointments with the burn Drs. today. Trey was dismissed. They said his head looked really good. He is still having problems with a stiff neck causing him problems with sleeping. The Dr. gave him a muscle relaxer. Tyler has a secondary infection so PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR COMPLETE HEALING for both boys. Tyler has to go back in 10 days. Trey has an appointment with the eye Dr. on Tuesday. Tyler goes back to see his orthopedic Dr. on Wednesday.

I ask Tonya how the meals were going and if we needed to make any changes and she said it had been wonderful and to thank everyone for all the wonderful food. I heard Tyler whined until someone (Lisa) cooked him fried squash, potatoes, onions. He still knows how to get what he wants. LOL We still have about 5 days in August to cover the meals through Aug. 15th. So, those of you who were waiting can go ahead and fill in those days. This is a wonderful program and has been so easy to manage. Thanks again to everyone who went to the site and signed up.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Pictures of Tyler's Homecoming


here is a link to Tonya's shutterfly account!


I just want to say that I am so blessed to witness God's mighty hand over the last two months... WOW!
Amazing isn't it!

Well, don't delete this bookmark yet because there is still more story to tell...

Ronda and Cindy are supposed to be writing down all the little miracles...

Tyler and Trey aren't back on their horses yet, and the stories of those we've "adopted" along the way haven't been concluded...

You who prayed, fasted, cried, and served this family, YOU are the salt of the earth. You are a big part of this story. You are a big reason we are happy with the outcome today...

God used this wreck...
God used you...
God used us...
God worked through everyone...
God hand picked their medical care-givers...
God used every detail of this story for His Glory...

HE gets all the credit.

God has a bigger plan in mind and I am sure we won't know the full extent until we are with Jesus in eternity!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cindy posted a comment and I wanted everyone to read it so I have moved it to the main blog:

To all of you who have posted a comment, and to those who have tried and couldn't...thank you so much. Words cannot express how much this meant to us. It was something we could all look forward to each day. We shared many tears and laughs as we heard from so many of you. To Wes, Kacy, and Wilma, thank you for the time it took to post each day. It has indeed been a tremendous blessing to our entire family. Our God is an awesome God, and He has blessed us with a beautiful earthly family in addition to the family of God! May He richly bless all of you for your love and prayers! Larry and Cindy


Cindy also said that Tyler had a pretty good day today. She stayed with him while Tonya took Trevor to the Dr. Trevor is doing very good...he has gained over a pound and he got 4 shots. Cindy ask me to tell you how much they appreciated the meals. She said it takes so much time with Tyler...washing towels, sheets, etc. not to mention the daily laundry for 6 people including a baby. Cindy said even though she had been there to help some she didn't realize what Tonya was having to do. So thanks to all of you who have brought food. It has been wonderful. and helps more than you can imagine .

Cheney: Ronda called and the Dr. called with the results of Cheney's biopsy. 3 of the 4 came back just fine but one was questionable. They really don't know what that means but they are going to watch and check her regularly and go back in a month. Pray that whatever the problem God has healed it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What an amazing group of people reading this blog and befriending the Thompson families. July meals have been filled! Praise God! I am hoping to do meals at least through the middle of August. I know several have said they were waiting to fill in the gaps. Thank you one and all for helping with the meals, mowing the yards, praying and just being there for support. They continually say to Thank You all.

I went out to see Tyler and he looks so good at least as good as he ever did. LOL Actually his entire body with the exception of his head has been affected by the accident. He is still in a lot of pain. They took a very large strip of skin from his calf up to his butt and that is giving him a lot of pain. He has an amazing attitude and was laughing and joking but occasionally I could see him grimace. He is very happy to be home. Trevor has grown so much and is as cute as pie. He has a Dr. appointment Thursday so Cindy will be babysitting Tyler while Tonya takes Trevor to the Dr.

CHENEY: The Dr. did not find anything with Cheney's colonoscopy. He did a biopsy and should have some results back by Friday. She did really good through it all. They said when she woke up she wanted a hamburger and choc-choc milk. Praise the Lord.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Monday update

Tyler had a pretty rough day yesterday (Sunday) but a better day today. Home Health Nurses came and they are doing a great job. It took them most all morning to bathe and dress his wounds. Frank and Janice Dutton brought lunch and Tonya said, "Oh, my that was so nice, I don't know what I would have done if they hadn't". So thanks to all of you who have gone online to sign up to bring food. I may have to go out and sample some of it. (Laughing) If you have signed up to take food it will probably be better for lunch but if that isn't convenient just let Tonya know when to expect the meal.

Trey, Ronda and the girls are in Dallas. They have seen the Dr. and he thinks Cheney just has some little polyps. They are going to do a colonoscopy tomorrow. Please pray for Cheney and for all of them. She is only 3 and can't have food or anything to drink and will have to take the medicine to clean her out tonight. They did feel pretty good about the Dr. Pray that they can take care of any problem they find.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

NEW PRAYER REQUEST

Trey and Ronda are driving to Dallas today to take Chaney to a Pediatric Specialist. Chaney is their 3 year old and she has been having colon problems for over a year and their Dr. just thought she should be seen by a specialist. Ronda ask that we pray there is nothing serious and they can find the problem with the bleeding.

Tyler is sooo happy to be home and I understand he even took in some fireworks on Friday. Praise God for his many miracles. I was just reminded this week how we pray and pray and so many times when we get answers we forget to Thanks God. So today, I am asking all of you who have been praying so diligently for the Thompson boys to spend some time just praising and thanking God for HIS MERCY AND GRACE AND HOW HE HAS BLESS US ALL DURING THE PAST 7 WEEKS.

Many of you have called and some of you have set up a day to take food. Thank you so much. Tyler and Trey both have Dr. appointments next week so they do not need food on the 14th.
The address again is here

The Log In Code is 5561; the password is 9842

If you have any questions please call me or if you know someone who does not do internet and would like to do a meal they can call me and I will put it on the calendar.
Wilma 422-5153 or 256-0096
Thanks again!

Friday, July 4, 2008

http://www.carecalendar.org/

sorry about the website....it is
www.carecalendar.org
You should reach a page that has a spot to Log In....Hope this works.
Wilma

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Tyler and Tonya are celebrating their FREEDOM as they head home. Tyler was dismissed from the hospital about 2:00 and they headed home to Munday. HIP HIP HOORAY! Tyler we are so happy to hear the good news.

Larry, Cindy, Gary and Lisa have gone to Colorado Springs for the "Ride For The Brand" Rodeo and the auction that is being held to raise funds for Tyler, Trey and Keith for their hospital expense.

If you would like to be included on the meal donations you can go to www.carecalender.org
Log in with your helper Code 5561; security code 9842. Then you can click on a day and add what food you will take. You can look to see if others have signed up and what they are taking to allow for duplications. If you have any questions just call me 940-256-0096. We are planning food for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. If there are changes we will let you know. Thanks to everyone who have responded.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wednesday Noon

I just talked to Cindy and she said Tyler had a good night and was doing pretty good today. He did throw up but it was because they gave him pain medicine on an empty stomach. The Doctors will look at the grafts on Friday and decide what his future treatment will be. This is definitely a good report. Praise God!

I talked to Trey on Monday and he said he planned to help Tyler with his rehab when he gets home. Trey said Tyler will need a lot of therapy after he gets home. With 4 children we are thinking Tonya is going to need a lot of help also. We are making plans for meals for up to 6 weeks and will be posting something on that in the near future. We have found a computer program that will help us organize meals easily so if you would like to help with that just email me (Wilma at wwhogan2@yahoo.com) and I will get you the information to get on the calander or check back to the blog in a few days.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Final Sugery Report

Cindy called and said that Tyler is in recovery...

Paula was a great liaison for the family this go-round. She took Tyler into the holding room and allowed the family to go with him. She also went in and out of surgery and came and reported to them when it was over. She obviously is a great source of encouragement to the whole family.

They took skin from his right leg (the broken one) from his thigh all the way down to the calf. They covered his bad places on his elbow, back, and side. This will be VERY painful and in fact, Cindy said that he is already in a lot of pain and hopes that they will give him something for it.

They will have to leave the dressing on until Friday when they check it. Meanwhile, he will go back to step-down in the burn unit ...

Pray for Tyler NOW because he is in excruciating pain and will be for a little while.

TREY: Good report. He went fishing yesterday and today went to Aspermont with Keith to do something with horses( you can tell I know nothing about ranching...) We are so glad to see Trey slowly getting back to his regular life!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Just to reinforce Kacy's call for prayer. I just talked to Tessa and she and Jimmy spent the weekend with Tyler and Tonya. She says Tyler is still in a lot of pain so I am asking all to really press in with prayer tonight, tomorrow and all week that God's strength and grace be with them. PRAY for the mercy of God.

Just Talked to Tonya

She says that Tyler's surgery will happen tomorrow at 10:30 am and they will work on his arm and his back. After the surgery, he will not go back to rehab but into the step-down unit of the burn unit. If all goes well (drum roll,please), Tyler will COME HOME FRIDAY! What a great way to celebrate the 4th of July.

He had a great weekend, Tonya said. He was able to eat out twice. He ate seafood one night and Chinese...

This is the last obstacle before his long-awaited homecoming. Cindy is very concerned about therapy at home. She knows it will be a new kind of journey when he gets back.

Also, DON'T FORGET TO PRAY FOR THE SURGERY TOMORROW

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Precious Lord

Words to an old song: Precious Lord seem rather fitting for you guys and TYLER AND TONYA WE CAN'T WAIT FOR GOD TO "LEAD YOU HOME TO MUNDAY".

Precious Lord, take my hand,
lead me on let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn,
through the storm, through the night lead me on to the light,
take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home

THE REST OF THE STORY

Back in 1932, I was 32 years old and a fairly new husband. My wife,
Nettie and I were living in a little apartment on Chicago's south side.
One hot August afternoon I had to go to St. Louis, where I was to be the
featured soloist at a large revival meeting. I didn't want to go.
Nettie was in the last month of pregnancy with our first child. But a
lot of people were expecting me in St. Louis. I kissed Nettie good-bye,
clattered downstairs to our Model A and, in a fresh Lake Michigan
breeze, chugged out of Chicago on Route 66.

However, outside the city, I discovered that in my anxiety at leaving, I
had forgotten my music case. I wheeled around and headed back. I found
Nettie sleeping peace-fully. I hesitated by her bed; something was
strongly telling me to stay. But eager to get on my way, and not
wanting to disturb Nettie, I shrugged off the feeling and quietly
slipped out of the room with my music.

The next night, in the steaming St. Louis heat, the crowd called on me
to sing again and again. When I finally sat down, a messenger boy ran
up with a Western Union telegram. I ripped open the envelope. Pasted
on the yellow sheet were the words: YOUR WIFE JUST DIED.

People were happily singing and clapping around me, but I could hardly
keep from crying out. I rushed to a phone and called home. All I could
hear on the other end was 'Nettie is dead. Nettie is dead.'
When I got back, I learned that Nettie had given birth to a boy.
I swung between grief and joy. Yet that same night, the baby died. I
buried Nettie and our little boy together, in the same casket. Then I
fell apart.

For days I closeted myself. I felt that God had done me an injustice.
I didn't want to serve Him anymore or write gospel songs. I just wanted
to go back to that jazz world I once knew so well. But then, as I
hunched alone in that dark apartment those first sad days, I thought
back to the afternoon I went to St. Louis. Something kept telling me to
stay with Nettie. Was that something God? Oh, if I had paid more
attention to Him that day, I would have stayed and been with Nettie when
she died.

From that moment on I vowed to listen more closely to Him. But still I
was lost in grief. Everyone was kind to me , especially one friend. The following
Saturday evening he took me up to Malone's Poro College, a neighborhood
music school. It was quiet; the late evening sun crept through the curtained
windows. I sat down at the piano, and my hands began to browse over the keys.
Something happened to me then. I felt at peace. I felt as though I could reach out
and touch God. I found myself playing a melody, once into my head that just
seemed to fall into place:

'Precious Lord, take my hand,
lead me on let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn,
through the storm, through the night lead me on to the light,
take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.'

The Lord gave me these words and melody, He also healed my spirit. I
learned that when we are in our deepest grief, when we feel farthest
from God, this is when He is closest, and when we are most open to His
restoring power.

And so I go on living for God willingly and joyfully, until that day
comes when He will take me and gently lead me home.

-Tommy Dorsey-
For those too young to know who he is , Tommy Dorsey was a band leader in the Thirties and Forties.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Surgery Scheduled for Tuesday

Tonya called Cindy this morning and said that while they had Tyler undressed, the doctor walked in and saw his wounds. He checked his elbow and thought it looked really bad. They will do another skin graft on Tuesday. The doctors will fix his elbow and a few other spots on his arm. They will probably take the skin from his back this time. It will be another three days after that before they can check the graft. So, please pray that this is the last surgery...

When Cindy asked Tonya about how Tyler felt about another surgery she said he was OK with it. Cindy says that there is an ace bandage on the elbow and that underneath it is "raw meat." Can you imagine how painful it is do do physical therapy with an elbow like that? Ouch!

Cindy and Larry are back in Munday today with Trevor... Just remember how hard it is to watch your child/spouse go under the knife again... So, keep those prayers going!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thursday evening

Last night's "out on the town" was a good time and good food. Cindy said Tyler ate good and it was good to get him outside. Tyler also ate good today. He has to go to group therapy and that lasted about an hour and a half. When he got back to his room he was really tired and worn out. Tyler cannot put much weight on his leg (remember he had a compound fracture on his leg) and has been using a walker but has graduated to a cane. It really tires him to walk.

Trey got a good report at his Dr. His arm is healing nicely but they did find another small broken bone in that arm but they say it should heal by itself. Trey and Ronda came home today.

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We want you to know that the PEACE that we have been given for the recovery of Trey and Tyler is NOT from us. The God of Peace gives those who know him a supernatural reassurance that we depend on. There is an old song that says it well: On Christ the solid Rock I stand/ All other ground is sinking sand.

Once you surrender your whole life to Jesus, you will also be given the Peace that passes all understanding...

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Also, let me urge you to seek out a local church, I say with confidence that every church in Munday is blessed with caring and sincere believers who can help you. If you aren't in Munday, I know there are tons of great churches out there...

Words from another song:

All I once held dear, built my life upon
all this World reveres and wars to own
all I once thought gain, I have counted loss
Spent and worthless now, compaired to this...

Knowing you, Jesus, Knowing you
There is no greater thing!

And personally, I can say that there is no greater thing. God saved me and it has made all the difference.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Out on the Town with the Thompsons!

Great news! The doctors are allowing Tyler to go out tonight to dinner! The whole bunch is planning a trip to a local steak house owned by a couple of their friends.
In therapy, Tyler had to go down and show the therapist that he was able to get in and out of the car. He did well, so he gets a much needed outing! Tonya, Cindy, and Ronda are armed with cameras so we can post some pics later...

Cindy said that Tyler is eating much better and that there has been a huge improvement from just a few days ago.

Pray for Tyler's elbow, he hit it in the tank the other day and the skin graft is damaged.

Cindy also told me that the Moorehouse post(below) was gone and she wanted you all to read it and pray. I guess it was lost in cyber-space for a bit but now it is back.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday Evening

Talked to the Thompsons about 10:00. Tyler has had a good but hard day with theapry 3 times. He is eating good so we know that will help his strength. They ask that we continue to pray that Tyler's elbow be healed in the name of Jesus. Thank you Father that you are Tyler's Healer.

Trey is in Lubbock to see the Orthopedic surgeon for his arm. It is healing nicely so they feel really good about it. This is just a regular check up. Thanks again for all your prayers.

Ronda Thompson

Ronda Thompson submitted a powerful comment so I took the liberty to move it to the main blogsite:

God gives us the Keys to the Kingdom and prayer is one of the most powerful tools we have. Thank you Kacy for adding to this site the needs of others as praying for one another is an awesome privilege. Anyone can pray anytime, anywhere. I would like to add John Mark Wilde, 3 year old son of Ronda Cook. John Mark is recovering from open lung surgery due to accidentally falling into a dirty swimming pool. John Mark is doing O.K. but will be in Covenant Hospital in Lubbock for a few more days.

None of us know what the future holds but we do know WHO holds the future. Trusting God to answer our prayers is where faith comes in, I loved the quote "Prayer, of course, is not a means of getting what we want from God, but getting what God wants to be done here on earth." I do know that prayer changes things.

We are so thankful to all the prayer warriors who have been holding Trey, Tyler, Keith, and our families up over the past 5+ weeks. I was so blessed by Keaton's words, if you haven't read his link yet, do so as you will be blessed. We're standing in for you brother.

Glenna, we are lifting you, Chad, Autumn, and Jackson up and he will be healed in the name of Jesus. Dakota, you and your family are in our prayers, we pray for healing, strength, most of all HIS peace that passes ALL understanding and to your Grandma Laura, He will never leave you or forsake you. Arron's family, we know that with God, ALL things are possible. Glenna Shahan, you are in our prayers, God is in control. Gilbert and family, we're at the foot of the cross on your behalf, our hearts hurt with yours, I will always think of Trevor every morning "Good morning...". I also want to pray Lord for your hedge of protection around Mike, his family, and crew, I pray for a safer, productive, blessed harvest season.

We believe that the next time the Dr. checks Tyler's elbow and back that he will be in awe and know You did it God. We also pray for peaceful slumber for Ty-Ty. Thank you Lord for Trey's miraculous healing.

To you Keith, God equips us for His purpose, it was not by chance that you were there that day. We will never forget what you did to save our guys, you are our hero. You and your family always have been and always will be in our prayers...neighbors by chance, friends by choice--however, I do believe it was a part of God's plan that we are neighbors and not by chance, I just like that quote.

We are all blessed to be a blessing. Our love and prayers to all of you who check on us daily. Keep praying, it is working. There is no way we will ever be able to pay all this love forward, but the journey is an adventure, one we can all travel on together. May 18,2008 is a day we will never forget. My favorite song is playing, "Blessed be Your Name"...thank you Lord for giving them back to us...every blessing you pour out I turn back to praise. Thank you God, for being in all the details...how Great You Are. Thank you for our treasured family, friends and those we will never meet here but care enough to talk to You on our behalf.
Linda Moorehouse has ask us to add another family to this prayer site.

Lycretia Atkins and her daughter Katsy ..her husband Chris killed himself last Wednesday after a troubled 40 years...giving into alcoholism as well as other addictions...Lycretia is a strong person..but there is so much to face...Linda says "she is a friend of our daughter and her husband Chad". Please add this precious family to your prayers. She didn't say where they live but we know that our mighty God knows their address.

Father, in the name of Jesus, we ask you to comfort this family right now. Help them to know that you are the God of all comfort, that you love them and understand all they have suffered and are suffering.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hey Good Lookin'





















Here are some pics of Trey's miraculous healing!




This is a picture of Trey's head that had 2nd &3rd degree burns... check out the smooth like butta' skin! No Scarring!The burns started from the front of the forhead and went back.



Check out this mug shot here! Looks AWESOME considering he has more metal in his head than R2d2...( just kiddin' Trey)

Broken arm? Nope
and the scar is almost gone!


This is visable proof that God is in the DETAILS.



Father's Day and Cheney was his own little nurse!

Good Day

Cindy called and said Tyler had had a good day. They worked him really hard but as Coach Edwards and anyone who knows....NO PAIN, NO GAIN! Still keeping his food down. They are trying to feed him 6000 calories a day. I would like a couple of days of that!! Cindy said he was hungry for avocado today so that is what he had. Don't know if they have made him a watermelon shake yet.

They had a good visit with the kids and Madison stayed in Lubbock. Trevor has an appointment with the Dr. tomorrow in Abilene so say a prayer for him.

TREY is still trying to find soft foods to eat. Cindy made him bread pudding Sunday which had 9 eggs so he had an extra serving of that for the protein. He looks better each time I see him but he is still healing.

Dakota's Grandmother




Mom called and Dakota's grandmother, Laura Franklin Powell, just had a stroke. She is in the hospital and disoriented. Leslie asks that we pray without ceasing. Dakota is supposed to start chemo this week!

SIDE: Many of you may have noticed that we list more than the needs of those primarily affected by the events of May 18, 2008...

Trey and Tyler have already "turned that corner" so to speak and we believe they are on the way out of this wilderness . However, these other names...Laura, Keaton, Dakota, Arron, Baby Jack...are now adopted by this site and it's readers.

Thanks to God, this blog is now about so much more! We know that "God works ALL things for the good of those who are called according to His purposes. Romans 8:28" I know the Thompson family who would agree that whatever Satan intended for evil that God will turn to good for His divine plan. And we believe part of that "good" is you, the reader, participating in the lives of others having difficult times. We participate in their destiny by Getting on our knees... 80,000 hits means that you are caring people who are interested in others--keep reading, and praying...

I hope you can make room in your heart for these names you don't recognize and these people you don't know... We believe that this time of struggle for the Thompsons will be redeemed by the MANY lives God will touch. So, like Larry said, "Pray like they were your own."

Quote: Prayer, of course, is not a means of getting what we want from God, but getting what God wants to be done here on earth.

The Doctor said...

... the Doctor came in and looked at Tyler today and said that if the wound was a small area that they would go ahead and do something. However because the wound is a larger area, they are going to wait one more week. Tyler will stay in rehab because he is making great progress until they know what they will do.

Let's agree that next week that when they take off the bandages that the healing has been taken care of miraculously! Can we all PRAY EXTRA HARD? Wouldn't it be cool if God got total credit for this one!

Tonya says that Tyler is OK with what the doctor said...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Another need for prayer...

My good friend, Remelle Ferrar, the new Knox County Community Director, has a nephew named Keaton. We are already praying for a few guys having difficult times (Arron, The Boys, and Dakota) so I thought that while we are on our knees for these we can add another.
Here is what Remelle wrote to me:

Hello everyone,
As I told some of you last week, Keaton had a very rough week with his blood counts being scary low and horrible sores in his mouth and throat etc. Katy, (his Mom) suggested he should write something about his cancer. She was hoping he could blow off some steam or maybe put down his thoughts in a way that would let those of us who care about him identify a little better as we who haven't been
there can't possibly understand how it feels to be diagnosed, have cancer or go through chemo. What we got instead is SO MUCH MORE. As you can imagine, being a 14 year old boy, he resisted the whole idea of voluntarily writing anything, at first. But, then he decided to write a book. With Keaton's permission I'm sending you the first chapter. Fair warning, it is not what you are expecting. You can learn a lot, but not necessarily about cancer. Grab a Kleenex first. Oh, and I have made no grammatical or spelling corrections and he hasn't edited it, this is just as it spilled out when he sat down to write.


Keaton is 14 and a student at Crowell. Please read his story and PRAY FOR GOD TO DO MIRACLES for him the way He has already done for the Thompsons.