Monday, April 21, 2008

Great News

Tricia had her last big chest tube pulled yesterday, which means, other than her feeding tube which can be turned on and off at any time, she is not strapped to anything for the first time in a very long time. She is walking without the help of the walker now, and was really moving fast last night.

As we circled her hall last night, I was able to hold her hand without gloves for the first time since early January. I can't tell you how incredible that was for me.

And, the biggest new of all...Tricia is scheduled to be discharged tomorrow (Tuesday, April 22)!!!

I'll be super busy between now and then, so if you don't read much from me over the next few days, don't be worried. I'll be sure to let you know what's going on when I can.

Thanks!

Nate

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~Mommy 2 Four~ said...

How wonderful is this news. I am so happy to hear this. May God continue to bless you all

Julie Stanton said...

NO WAY!!!!! Holy cow! That is amazing news! Congratulations! Be sure to take some pics of Tricia walking out the front door of that hospital!

Elly said...

Wow!! That is fantasic! Sooooo so happy to hear this news. Praise God for how He continues to care for you and bless you. Thanks again and again for sharing your story and letting so many be a part of your pain and your joy.

Elly in MO

Mom To Jacob & Allison said...

Yeah! What great news! We will be praying for an easy transition for everyone! You all must be super excited!

Courtnie said...

That's great! I am so happy for you guys.

Abbie said...

Holy cow. HOLY COW!!! This is such exciting news!!

bsmommy said...

God bless all of you...this is such wonderful news to read today!

Two blessings from above said...

That is great news!!!
My thoughts and prayers will be with you and Tricia over the next few days.
God Bless.

Erin said...

What terrific news!!! So excited for all of you!!

ttulizzy said...

WHOOO-HOOOO!!!!

The Pelhams said...

WOW, that is incredible, and there is only one word to describe it, and that is AWESOME, and only because God was inolved in it all! Any news about Gwenyth? How soon she will be able to go home with both of you, and will you live at the hotel until Gwenyth comes home?

Tanya said...

OH MY! Thank You Lord! That is just amazing news Nate!

Kristi said...

DISCHARGED? GOING HOME!!! Oh my goodness!!! I have chiiilllllls!! WOW!! I don't even know what to say except -- THANK YOU GOD!!! Much love - Bamagirl!!!

Heather said...

WOW, what exciting news!! I am so happy for you both. Good luck with your transition!!

I came across your blog from the VA Pilot. We used to live in KDH, but now live in Oregon. I like following the news back east and loved your story, so will be following you. Again, congrats on your great news!!!

Take care,
Heather

Tyrone & Bailey said...

PRAISE GOD!!! this is wonderful!!!

LIBSMOM said...

What great news!!! Now you can concentrate on getting the other love of your life home!!! Praise God.

Kori said...

That is AWESOME! I am so excited for you guys. God Bless you guys!

The Outlaw Family said...

WHAT!?! She is awesome. God is AWESOME. yay for you guys!

Joanna (Mof2) said...

Praise the Lord!

M said...

A walking miracle! I am so happy for you both. Your journey has been amazing and to God be the glory!

Michelle

Jenna said...

Congratulations!!!!! That is amazing and y'all will have my prayers as you transition. I know y'all are BEYOND excited.

Tricia--You go girl!!

Tumbleweed said...

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic news !!!

Steph said...

Awesome news, praying for more great news to come!!!
Stephanie/Stl Mo

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Deb said...

YAY!!!!! We will definitely be praying for tomorrow!! How very exciting!
I'm so glad you guys can hold hands for real again. Aww.
What great news to start the week!

Heather C. Kraft said...

HOORAY!!!!

Yippee-Hooray!!!!

Denise said...

That will be one "Earth Day" that you will never forget.
Wonderful, wonderful news.

Tumbleweed said...

Texas sends an enormous "Yahoo"!

Kalla said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! I am so excited for you and even more excited for Tricia!!!! :)

Robin said...

That's great news! My husband and I are acquaintances with your dad, we've visited your church a couple of times, my husband went to high school with your Uncle Scott, and I was in a singing group with your Uncle Mark in high school. All of that to say that we feel connected to your family and are thrilled at how God is blessing each of you. As someone who greatly desires "physical touch and closeness" to give and receive love, I can imagine how great it was to have skin contact with Tricia yesterday. It's hard for me to fathom going without that for several months. I pray that God will continue to bless your family with miracles and that you will continue to give all of the glory to Him. We hope to meet you at NHC soon--perhaps this September if we come down.

Becky in VA said...

This is fantastic news!!

LOVE TO ALL!

Cara said...

Tomorrow!? WOW!! That is amazing!!

Stefanie said...

Congrats!! I'm so happy for you and Tricia. What an answer to prayers.
God Bless
Stefanie

Laurie said...

Oh Wow, tomorrow!!!What wonderful news for the both of you. God is so good and He just keeps amazing us all with your progress. I will continue praying for all to go perfectly in His plan and that Gwyneth will keep "porking" on the weight so she can go home with you too.

Laurie in Ca.

Rich and Lauren said...

SWEEt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

$$$ Nerd said...

Oh my! Wasn't expecting that so soon! I can't imagine how happy you all are! Incredible to see your story coming full circle! Still praying!

Rick Lawrenson said...

No more tubes or wires! This is time for another dance. I'll have to bump that dance post back to the top on my blog.

Another big check off your list. Be sure to get some good pics/video of her leaving Duke!!!

Got some house cleaning to do! Momma's coming home.

I guess this means Meka's coming for a visit.

Lesley said...

Great news! So happy for all of you. Will continue to pray. Does this mean Trisha will be with you at the hotel or in a rehab type unit?
Blessings,
Lesley

Beth said...

That's amazing!!! :o)

Michelle said...

That is incredible news!! We are so happy for you and Tricia.

Wes and Tracy said...

Man, that was quick!

Wonderful news! So happy for you!

Tracy

april said...

yay Tricia!!!

Kimberly said...

HOW AWESOME!!! I am so excited for you all!! Gwyneth is next to go home and your family will be complete. Thank you so much for sharing your family and story with the world. It has meant a lot to see how awesome God is and how strong your faith in Him is!

careysue said...

Congratulations Nate and Trisha! Such amazing news...Soooo happy for you both.

((((HUGS))))

Erin said...

Oh my! There are tears in my eyes from reading this. What a blessing!

Rick Lawrenson said...

No more tubes or wires! This is time for another dance. I'll have to bump that dance post back to the top on my blog.

Another big check off your list. Be sure to get some good pics/video of her leaving Duke!!!

Got some house cleaning to do! Momma's coming home.

I guess this means Meka's coming for a visit.

Amy said...

What wonderful news! I just about fell over when I read that :) Saying prayers of thanksgiving for her healing. Our God is an amazing healer!

I am so excited for you both!

Marcie said...

Discharged tomorrow!!??!! Great news!

The Murray Crew said...

Rejoicing with you! Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ!
The Murray Quad Crew

Carrie said...

That is awesome!!! Yeah!!!

Marsmile said...

YAY!!! Thank God that you are doing terrific, Tricia!! I'm so glad you are finally free at last from any tubing, aside from the feeding tube. And yep, the best of all of which is being discharged!! A step back into reality and normalcy once again-- at the hotel, that is. I'm certain Gwyn will follow you soon! :-D

Also, I'm thrilled that you, Nathan, can hold Tricia's hands without any physical barrier-- it must be sooo nice to be able to caress her hands naturally! :-)

Have a wonderful discharge day tomorrow and I'll be looking forward to seeing photos of Tricia leaving the hospital and finally being with Meka at the hotel, and oh yea, holding hands with you, Nathan!! ;-)

All the best!!
Marissa :-)

A Dusty Frame said...

amazing:)
Continued prayers.

Shannon said...

That is amazing! I never imagined that she would be ready to go so soon. What an amazing miracle! I'm sure Tricia still needs lots of medical care and special attention but what a big step. We'll keep praying for her and also for Gwyneth to continue to thrive and be released too. The little things we take for granted, like holding her hand without any barriers. That's awesome!

Shannon said...

That is amazing! I never imagined that she would be ready to go so soon. What an amazing miracle! I'm sure Tricia still needs lots of medical care and special attention but what a big step. We'll keep praying for her and also for Gwyneth to continue to thrive and be released too. The little things we take for granted, like holding her hand without any barriers. That's awesome!

mominmichigan said...

NO WAY!!!!!!!! I had to read the post twice to digest it all! So very excited for you and Tricia! I'm praying for you and won't stop. Praying that precious little girl will be home with you both soon! God bless you all!

Tracy said...

I am sitting here with tears in my eyes, soooooooo happy for you guys! This is such wonderful news! So touching what you said about getting to hold her hand without gloves on, isn't it something how such small things mean so much!

My daughter (Molly) goes downstairs tomorrow to do her PFT test, hopefully her numbers will be up and we'll get to go home from the hospital Friday.

Again, I am sooooo happy for y'all!
Tracy

Sarah said...

Praise Jesus!! That is great news. I hope your first days out of the hospital together are simply magical :)

Dawn B said...

WOOHOO!!! FANTASTIC news!!!!!

Hilary said...

Yay!!!! Home Sweet Home!!!

That is great news, guys!

Kerry said...

AHHH! That is wonderful news!!! God is good and so thankful he continues to take such good care of Tricia & Gwyneth. I can't imagine what a feeling that will be when the doors open and she is "free" and to think what a difference than her arrival- new lungs and a new baby :-)

Thanks as always for sharing and prayers continue.

Enjoy each moment,
Kerry in CT

Elizabeth Preston Cisneros said...

What wonderful news! One girl discharged, one to go!

"For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!" - 1 Chron. 16:25

Family by Love said...

Praise God! We serve a truly awesome God.

TheBrantners said...

Holy Cow! That is so awesome! Praise God!!! I'm so happy for yall!

Now, praying even harder for little Miss Gwyneth to get bigger, stronger, and eating only from the bottle.. so you can all be at home, together!

TheBrantners said...

Holy Cow! That is so awesome! Praise God!!! I'm so happy for yall!

Now, praying even harder for little Miss Gwyneth to get bigger, stronger, and eating only from the bottle.. so you can all be at home, together!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Brought tears to my eyes, this is wonderful news!!!!!!

kirsten said...

This is truly amazing and awesome news! Thanks be to God!

Seth, Jen, Hannah, and Cailyn said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Have to say I did NOT see that one coming!!! How exciting!! Praying for a smooth transition for all three of you - leaving Gwyneth there I'm sure will be difficult, but yet another step towards all of you being home! Yay!!!

Brooks Family said...

How amazing is that? :D :D :D

Christina said...

Praise God. You go Tricia. The tears were flowing when I read this today.

Sarah said...

How very exciting! If you have a "supper solutions" near by, you should take advantage. Basically, you go in, pay a certain amount, they have all the ingredients you need, you throw the meals together according to the instructions, and leave with several weeks worth of freezer meals. If I lived near you, I'd bring a meal. I know this is going to be a big transition. But praise the Lord, can you believe you're really here?!
Sarah

Susan from Barrie said...

Praise God!

kidsworld said...

Yay! Incredible news! I am so happy for all of you...praying for baby Gwyn to get big enough to go home, too. Again, I'm glad you are able to be with Tricia during this time. How difficult it would be if you were still in Nags Head during this transition time. Thank you for giving me a new appreciation for holding my husband's hand gloveless!

refreshing in ohio

My Goodness said...

WONDERFUL! Praise God!!
Oh to be a married couple again...and Gwyneth wil join you soon!! Whoo hoo!!

Jill said...

Nate and Tricia - PRAISE GOD on your very exciting news! We will continue to lift your family up in prayers as you continue to heal in many ways more than physically. Enjoy the freedom and peace without noise for the first time in over 4 months! God bless you all and can't wait to hear Gwenyth is coming home!
Love, Jill in PA

Sarah said...

What? TOMORROW? WHAT?

That's SO AMAZING - I wish you guys the best of luck with the transition from hospital to outpatient to home.

Megan said...

That's amazing. It's been wonderful reading along with your family's miraculous journey. I pray everything is smooth as Tricia prepares to leave the hospital. I bet she's super excited!!

colleen4 said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful news!

Vicki said...

WOW!!!! What wonderful news! I'm soooo excited for both of you.

KELLY said...

Praise God! That's so wonderful!

Dorm Mom said...

Wow! WOW! Holy cow, wow! What amazing and awesome news that is! *happy dance*

val said...

AMAZING NEWS!!!!

I will continue to pray for her strength & recovery. I cannot wait to see the picture of her walking out those doors.

Next up Gwyneth

Jane said...

Congratulations!

melissam2 said...

Wonderful news!!! I know you'll take great care of her during the transition!!

Our prayers will be for her body's continued acceptance of the new lungs and for restoration of her strength! And for plenty of sleep out of the hospital - though it's clearly hard to keep a good woman down for long ;>)

Carolynn said...
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Amy E. said...

HOLY CANNOLLI!!! What amazing news!! As always, you will be prayed for and we will take whatever news, whenever you can send it. We know that getting Tricia settled at home is most important.
What great news!!!

Rebecca said...

Yay! I'm doing a big old happy dance.

I still marvel at how wonderful it is to hold my husband's hand, almost 3 years after we started dating (and holding hands). I can't imagine what it must have been like for you to hold her hands without gloves on for the first time in over three months yesterday. The word "awesome" probably doesn't do it justice.

Congratulations to you both.

I will keep praying.

John and Michelle said...

Whooopppeee!!!!! That's great news. We'll be eagerly awaiting news of the where to and all. Congratulations! It's amazing to me, how your story has unfolded. Go God!

none said...

WOAW!! Praise God!!!!
I will continue to pray.
And hope everything works out ok!!

Patty Honeycutt said...

Thank you Lord!!!

Casey's trio said...

Wow! What wonderful news:)Gwyneth will not be too far behind. Thanks for sharing this journey with the world.

Club Sammich Cafe -Art,Angels and Miracles. said...

May God continue to bless both of you.
This such exciting news for your Family. Thanks for sharing with all of us!
I can't wait to see her leaving the hospital.I am sure thats going to be a huge moment for both of you. Then imagine how big it will be when Gwyneth comes home.
God is so good!!
Prayers continue for your family.

Megan said...

Praise the Lord!! That must be beyond exciting for you guys! Wow, I am overjoyed for you both! Still praying.

bome62 said...

What an AWESOME GOD we serve. Such a PRAISE!

Beverly said...

Wonderful news! Rejoicing with you.

Shan said...

wow...well, if you don't post again before you guys leave the hospital, have a wonderful and SAFE trip home. God is good.

Angela R. said...

Tomorrow?? Wow!! That is wonderful news. I am soo happy and excited for you guys. You both are truly amazing and an inspiration for many, your journey has been a true miracle. Now you just need to get your other little angel out of there and you guys will be home as a happy family!! My prayers are with you all while you continue your journey and ALWAYS!

All my love!
-Angela

Rich and Lauren said...

YAY!!!!!!! That is so amazing! We are so happy!

Pierce's Mama said...

This is the best news!! As a fellow "Tricia" I have been praying for all of you! Transplanted on Nate's birthday and going home on mine. GOD is GOOD!!

Carolynn said...

That's fantastic...and just two day shy of your due date! Enjoy your day! Great is the Lord!

Candace said...

Amen, and Amen!

christina said...

What amazing news Nate. I will continue to pray for all 3 of you. Now you just need Gwyneth to be discharged in the next few weeks and you guys will be all set to get back to living your lives.

Praise God!!

mom2amiracle said...

Amazing. I am so happy for the 2 of you.

lbstr-quadrille said...

That is just insanely awesome news Nate! I hope the whole process goes smoothly, will be praying!

aquamere32 said...

That is so exciting! Congrats! I'm glad that she's so well.

Knick Knack Paddy Whack, Throw This Mom a Bone said...

That is so amazing! I can only imagine what it must be like for you two and your families. Beautiful!

Jennifer Burgett said...

WOW!!!! That girl is awesome!!!

veronica said...

Wow! I am so happy for both of you! Now you just need to get that sweet little girl of yours big enough to go home as well! She will do that on her own time! Congratulations and best of luck in the next phase of recovery!

patricia said...

"Tricia discharged tomorrow"
now those words are WAY COOL
AND TOTALLY ROCKIN' !!!!!!!!
God Bless..............
praying for u & urs
patricia n.

Jessica said...

Phenomenal! I am so excited that Tricia has reach this step in her journey. I hope everything today goes according to schedule and nothing prevents it from happening! I can't wait to hear the good news!
Love to you all,
Jessica in VB

Karen said...

Still praying, praying, praying!

This is great news, and a big step in the road toward going back HOME! Praying that the time in rehab will pass quickly and without a hitch...

Thanks for keeping us updated with your big news!

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! Tricia has come so far! Blessings to you both! Prayers that Miss Gwyneth will continue to grow and join you soon!

Miss Priss said...

This is all really great news. Your story is a constant reminder to me about the great God that we serve!!!

matt said...

Thats truly awesome. Although I want to hear how everything goes tomorrow....hopefully you'll take some more time off and enjoy the old homestead. Good Luck

Em said...

OMG!!!!! I have goose bumps. What wonderful news. It must be a beautiful feeling to hold her hand in yours. I cannot wait until she can hold Gwyneth and she can feel her soft baby skin.

God Bless You

Jill said...

What great news! Praise be to God for continuing to care and bless your family.

Jenny, John, Jennah & Abby said...

Holy Buckets!!!!! Going home?!?!!That is amazing and scary and wonderful and exciting all at the same time!! Praise God!!!
Praying for a smooth transistion from Duke to home and for Gwyneth to keep on packing on the lbs so she can join the both of you!! Our God surely is a faithful God!
Take lots of pics (I'm sure that will be the MOST IMPORTANT thing you need to do.. right? ;)
We are so happy for you guys...

With Continued Prayer,
The Vande Castles

Candi said...

Amazing! Great for you and your family!! That gives me chills. Have a spectacular time together!

TruePraise said...

Wonderful! Will continue to pray for her recovery and gaining strength and that all of you will be one your way to the OBX together very soon!

Cheryl said...

Tomorrow! I love ya TOMORROW!!!! You're only a day aaaaawwwaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

Way to go Tricia! I am absolutely amazed, just a few weeks ago you were so very sick, and today you are hours away from hospital freedom. Just absolutely AMAZING!

Kupiec Baby Blog said...

TOMORROW??? Amazing news!!! It won't be long now and the three of you will all be home together.

Praying everything goes smooth with the move. God Bless.

jaammull said...

Praise God! HE is so good! Hugs to both Tricia and you. I could never imagine all you've both been through and now for you to see the light at the end of the tunnel.....I'm so happy for you! You both (and Gyneth Rose) have amazing strength!

jamie said...

OH WOW!!!!!!!!
NATE!!!!!! TRICIA!!!!!!!
FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Jamie in Texas

WOOT!!!!!!

Candi said...

That is great news! I am so happy for you both! Prayers for little Gwenyth to grow big and strong so she may go home with you soon.

TressaMOMof3 said...

This is great!!!! I am so excited for you and Trica!!

Tressa

Nichole said...

That is so fantastically wonderful!!!

I'm so glad you got to hold your wifes hand gloveless again. I can't even imagine what a special moment that was for you two. :)

Beth said...

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow...!
Wonderful news! I'm sure that Gwyneth will be joining the two of you at home very soon.
Thanks for allowing us to share in your journey and see how the Lord has answered prayer over and over again.
In Him,
Beth

Momof2bz said...

Way to go Tricia! You are a true champion. I can't wait to see the pictures of you sprinting to the car. I am sure that Gwyneth will be coming home soon too. God Bless you all.

em said...

i'm so excited for you guys! crying happy tears right now. YAAAY! we'll be praying for you as you make new arrangements.

in his MIGHTY love,
em & josh in NC

Lisa said...

Praise the LORD!!!!!! I am so happy for you and the family and I know by faith your "Big girl" will finally come home too.
I will pray for smooth paths and easy trasnsitions for both your girls they so deserve it.

The Smith Family said...

That is so amazing! God is awesome-

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weavermom said...

wow! so excited for you! Praying as you transition.

Lisa and family said...

Wow! That is amazing news. You all remain in my prayers daily.

Alicia said...

Wow, that's awesome!!!!

megasam said...

This is the best news I have heard in a while. Congratulations to Tricia. You Rock!! I can't wait to see a picture of Tricia walking out of the hospital (hint, hint). I know you have lots of things to take care of and being out of the hospital will take some adjustment so I will patiently wait for news as I know you will be busy. I am just so happy for you two. Gwyneth will be with you soon too. I am praying for a smooth transition.

Jen said...

Chills just ran down my body, that is the greatest news!

LindsayS said...

So fantastic! Glad to hear the news! So so happy fo you all!


LindsayS

Randi said...

I'm sure holding Tricia's gloveless hand was amazing! And way too long in coming! Congrats on getting one step closer to home!

Stacey said...

HALLELUJAH! Praise the Lord!

Kerry said...

That is really great news. Gwyneth won't be too far behind I bet! I'm so glad you have a wonderful family to help support you through all of this. Good luck getting everything organized!

Kerry in Wichita

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Goosebumps and tears here! Praise God!

Dirkey said...

Ya!!!
Thats awesome news :)
How wonderful, praying that Gwyneth isn't far behind!!

Alicia said...

That is EXCELLENT news!!!

Jenifer said...

Wow that is amazing news! You guys have been through so much and I'm glad you will be able to leave the hospital. I hope your sweet baby will be shortly behind so you can go home to Nags Head.

Caroline said...

So excited for you all as you head toward life away from the hospital. Props to Tricia for being so darn strong and persevering through surgery and PT. Its awesome to see the prayers of the faithful being answered and to see God so much at work in your lives. Congratulations. P.S. Gwyneth...keep on growing little girl!

Jen in Al said...

Praising God and rejoicing with you!!!!! Wow!!! won't be long until it will be Gwyneth's turn to be discharged! Can't wait to see pictures of Tricia doing every day things out of the hospital!!!! Yeah! praying,,,jen in al

~j~ said...

ooohhh my heart is just rejoicing with you right now Nate. You and Tricia and the baby heading towards home. Praise God for this miraculous journey. I am overwhelmed with joy!!!!!!!!

Tammy said...

Yeah!!! What an amazing day!! I can only imagine the range of emotions you are both feeling right now!! I will continue to pray for healing with Tricia and continued growth and strength for Gwenyth Rose.

April said...

Nate,
You remind me not to take simple things for granted - holding my husband's hand! So excited that Tricia will be discharged tomorrow! Praying for all those little details to fall into place!!

Nan said...

The fact that you two were finally able to feel the skin on each others hands brought tears of joy to my eyes! God is Good!

Kate said...

Reading this gave me goosebumps. Praise God for His awesome goodness!!!!!

I'm thrilled for you, for Tricia and for Gwyneth.

Congratulations!

Michelle said...

FANTASTIC! I am so happy for you all.

sillyhappymom said...

PRAISE THE LORD
i feel like signing his praises
WOW OH WOW
that is great news
im in tears for you
what a day April 22 will be
my thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow as you walk out the doors

off to praise the lord in song for you both

Bethy said...

Discharged? Discharged? How amazing is God?!!!! What a wonderful blessing it was to hear that today! Lot's more blessings to all of you!!

amanda said...

oh my goodness!!! full body goosebumps!! sooo happy for all of you!!

enjoy every ounce of tomorrow!!

Christina said...

I can't believe it's come so quickly! That is so awesome. Continued prayers for you and your girls!

Carissa said...

That is so awesome! Will be praying for all of the new challenges that go along with going "home"!

jenray said...

How exciting! What wonderful news! So glad to hear that Tricia is able to go home. What a great day that will be when all three of you can go back to Nags Head!
Jen
steadfastministry.com

JoythruHisGrace said...

Praise the Lord! Wasn't anticipating that great news quite this soon. So very happy for you guys! Glad you were able to hold her hand while walking - how incredible that must've felt. We continue to pray for you three and praise God for all His blessings.

Mandy said...

What an incredible answer to prayer!!

kerrie said...

Holy Toledo Batman...that is the best news I have heard in a great while!

Congratulations and enjoy the beginning of this new adventure!

Cortney said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations!!!!!

wifemomchefmaid said...

What wonderful news!

I cried when I read that you were able to hold her hand without gloves. My hubby and I enjoy holding hands every day of our lives and I can't imagine how much you have missed it these past few months.

God bless your lovely family!
~Leah in Alaska~

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/lifelongalaskan/

The Curtis Crew said...

I cannot believe it! This is amazing news! I know your hearts are overflowing with joy and thanksgiving.

Will continue to pray for this transition time and for beautiful little Gwyneth to be released soon.

Blessings!
Melissa

Candy said...

I hope this isn't a double post, there was an error. Anyway...

Happy Day! I am sure you are both so ecstatic to be given some more freedom! Praise God for His healing on Tricia.

Emily said...

HOORAY!! Discharged!! What a wonderful surprise for all of us peeking into your lives!!! I am so happy for you all! Now just waiting for the big day when Gwyneth gets to go home! I will be praying for you all!! You made my day with that wonderful news!
Emily

Leanne B. said...

What a great blessing! I wish you all the best as you prepare for Tricia's discharge!

natedavidscott said...

this is super exciting! praying for you guys

Shelley said...

What fantastic news! You made my day. Congratulations and enjoy your time together before the rest of your family joins you!

Amyb99 said...

Praise God!! I pray that everything goes well and falls right into place. What wonderful news! :)

Amy in PA

Caroline, Eric, Eliza and Suzy said...

God is so so good! Enjoy the moments. Can't wait to hear and see more beautiful news!

Caroline

Denise said...

That is GREAT news! Praise God!

Donna said...

To God be the Glory, GREAT things He has done!

Beth Anne said...

Awesome news! I'll be praying things all work out really well.

turtlemama said...

I had to go back and reread this as I was sure that I had misunderstood. DISCHARGE!!! Incredible. You all must be on cloud nine to have achieved such a milestone. Hope that the transition goes smoothly.

Kristi said...

that's awesome!!! God is good.

Chantal said...

Hooray! I'm crying tears of happiness that you were able to hold hands skin-to-skin and that Tricia is doing well enough to be discharged. I am so, so, so happy for you, and even happier for Tricia! How exciting! April has truly been an amazing and blessed month for your little family.

I'm sending a whisper on the wind to little Gwyneth to grow, grow, grow. Now that your mommy can leave, you can grow so you can, too.

I will keep praying for things to continue to go well.

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Erin lee said...

wow! that is to awesome. Praise God.

Q's NEWS said...

WOW - that is the best news I have heard since transplant day!! I am so happy for you two to beginning the next giant step towards normalness.

Don't worry, you are never far from anyone's thoughts and prayers. I am so excited for both of you!!! And in last week's White Rose Blooming post, Miss Gwyneth was really sporting some weigt gain.

Your whole experience has changed so many lives in so many ways, I wonder if you will ever know how far and deep you have reached - all for the glory of our God.

Love from WV,
Susan

Just Me - MJ said...

Unbelievably wonderful news! God Bless you all!

Ellen said...

Awesome! Incredible! Wonderful! Praise God! Praying that all goes smoothly and that you two have a smooth adjustment to non-hospital life!

HIS daughter said...

Praise the Lord! :) What an AWESOME God we serve! That is so amazing that you were able to hold her hand too :) Wow! you guys are such a blessing...

Kate said...

This is a long time coming. I'm so very happy that you are that much closer to being a family outside of a hospital. Not much longer and Gwyneth will be able to complete the trio!

Twila said...

Great news! I am so happy for you.

Sarah said...

This is just so incredible!!
Praise the LORD - he is GOOD!!

Praying for a smooth and easy discharge and easy setup for home care!!

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

That is fantastic !

Cathy Jo said...

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!! This is fabulous news! Praise God!!!!!!!!

vandyformeplease said...

HOLY COW!!!!!! That is great news!!!!!! So happy to hear this news! Can't wait to hear all the details of living at home and taking care of each other! Pretty soon it will be Gwyenth's turn!!! YEAH! Praise the Lord!!!!

Annie- Nashville!

mommyofthree said...

Wonderfully exciting news for you and Tricia! Some time to spend together readjusting to life outside the hospital before Gwyneth comes home. Looking forward to hearing stories as you begin really enjoying life together as a family!!

c&v said...

Wow! How wonderful!!!! We rejoyce with you and will continue to pray!

ImNuts4Pugs said...

Tears of joy filled my eyes as I read that. I'm so happy for you both.

Nikki said...

PRAISE THE LORD! That's wonderful news! Tricia has made remarkable progress. Her strength and determination could be bottled and sold for a gazillion dollars!!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!

Tracy P. said...

Oh my gosh, can't you just see all the great big smiles out here in the blogosphere??? Tricia, you'll have the biggest standing ovation to ever happen in cyberspace tomorrow! I bet there will even be some live clapping going on at Duke. Multiply what you hear by thousands! You are one amazing woman with a whole new life ahead of you. Glory to God!

Tricia Moran said...

Wow! That is just awesome and well-deserved to get out of that hospital after all that time. Prayers have certainly been answered and we will continue to pray for healing and strength and Tricia and Gwyneth getting better and better with each new day. I am sure you will be happy to finally have your wife back after all this time and look forward to taking your brand new beautiful baby home too. We are SO happy for you all, Tricia and Clan (N.VA)

Mercy's Maid said...

That is AMAZING! I can't believe how quickly she is recovering from something so major. God is good. Hopefully Gwyneth will be discharged soon too.

sara said...

I just got chills from hearing this!! You are going to get your wife back!!!!!

Marci said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! This is wonderful news. God is so good!!!!

Mark and Rebekah said...

Praise God!! Your entire story is a testament to God's goodness. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Carey said...

Praise the Lord- I'm in tears! Can't wait for all 3 of you to be HOME!

Jen said...

congratulations girl! we're so proud of you!

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