Saturday, April 12, 2008

Movin' on up!

Tricia is moving today out of ICU!

Thanks to the ICU staff who have taken her out of surgery to the place now where she is breathing on her own, is infection free and doing so very well.

Moving to the step down unit is one more big step toward healing, recovery and coming home!

Rick Lawrenson

139 comments:

Danielle in MO said...

Thats the best news!!! Praise God!!

Marsmile said...

Way to go, Tricia!!! :-D

Marissa :-)

MadMaude53 said...

Wow. How wonderful. The girls will be home before you know it. So much to be thankful for!

Beebe said...

GLAD TO HEAR TRICIA IS DONG WELL :)

Matt and Cristin said...

Yeah for you guys!! Good job Tricia!!! You rock girl! Keep up the good work! Still praying for continued health and speedy recovery! You are strong and have the FOG (Favor Of God!) all around you! Have a great weekend in your new room!!!

amathyst-eyes said...

Thats wonderful news!

China Travelers said...

Congradulations to all! This is phenomenal. I cannot wait for the day when we see the post that says Tricia and Gwyneth get to go home. It will come so fast!

-Andrea in China

april said...

yay!!!

Mike and Jenn said...

Wow...that's awesome news!!!!

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

Woo hoo!!!

AmayaEneko said...

Just the news I wanted to hear! Woohooo!

Nora said...

Praise God!!!

Tammy C said...

Great news!!

Corinne said...

Yay! Praise God! Three cheers to getting sprung from the ICU.

Erin said...

Woohoo, what a terrific update!

Andria and Co. said...

Hooray for great news!

Misha said...

Yeeba Haba!

That is great news!!
Now back to pressure washing my house.

Gwyneth's Great Uncle Andy

Kupiec Baby Blog said...

So glad to hear the wonderful news!!! Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow.

Angela said...

Congratulations Tricia! You will be home with your little girl before you know it!

Sarah & Bradley said...

Thank you Jesus!! That is tremendous news!

Sylvie said...

This is great!! :)

The Engelhardt 4 said...

Yipee!! Great news. Keep it up. We are still praying for a speedy recovery. I can't wait to find out when you get to walk outside to breathe fresh air....what an exciting day that will be.

coffespaz said...

Brilliant, brilliant news!!! What a great way to start the weekend. Thanks for keeping us posted Rick, hugs to everyone. We'll keep praying.

Shelley said...

Praise God! Keep healing Tricia!

Nadine said...

Yeah!
A real answer to prayer...
Best news this morning
Praise God!

Kristi said...

AWESOME!!! Praying that she continues to amaze and inspire those around her! We're still praying in Alabama!! Much love - Bamagirl!!!

JoythruHisGrace said...

Yippie!

Laurie said...

Rejoicing with you. Praying that your girls continue to grow in strength and health.

Millicent said...

That is awesome!! God is so good!

jenray said...

Way to go Tricia!
One step closer to going home. Praying that everyone continues to do well.
Jen
steadfastministry.com

tripleblessings said...

Wonderful news! Way to go Tricia! Somebody already said these words that I'm singing in my mind: Praise God from whom all blessings flow...

Beverly said...

Hooray for all!

Jill said...

What great news! Praise God!!

L said...

How wonderful. I am amazed at the power of modern medicine, and the grace of God.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

wow.. great news .. I am clapping my hands with joy..Give them my best..

Shari said...

That is wonderful!! I needed some good news today.

God is Good!

Shari NC

Patty Honeycutt said...

Yeah!!!!!

marcia said...

Praise the Lord! Wonderful news!

Two blessings from above said...

Great news!
Have a wonderful day.

Carmen said...

That's great news :)

Beth said...

Woo hoo!!! God is so good!a

swahilimama said...

Praise the Lord!!! What an answer to prayer this is. I'm so happy for you all. It won't be long now until you're all home again.

Becky in VA said...

Life is Good!!

Lee said...

WOOHOO! Good job, Tricia and all the Duke staff! Good job Nate, Tricia's Mom and all the rest of the family for being such an incredible support sytem! And GREAT job Gwyneth for giving Mommy a GREAT reason to keep fighting so hard to come home! GOD IS SO GOOD!

Erin said...

The most wonderful news!!

Kelly said...

That is fantastic! She will get much better rest which will be so good for continued recovery. Thanks for the update.

The Tranas said...

That is AWESOME news! I'll keep praying the rest of her recovery is smooth and quick, and that the blessings from above keep flowing!

JW said...

Way to go, Tricia! We're celebrating with you and praying for the day you and Gwyneth can go home!

patricia said...

Tricia,
the world...i know the world might sound a lil' much, but it is true... "watched" as you were building strength for the transplant, as Gwyneth Rose was born, while you were in the medical induced coma, as you were brought out of it, again while you built up strength for the transplant, all the while watching Gwyneth build her strength and grow...
With each person around the world praying for you, Gwyneth & Nathan
your families, donor & family, each day we witness miracles happiness, so many answered prayers you have to witness it to truly beleive it...
I don't recall a day when there WAS NOT...a glimmer of good news - there was always something to hold onto,

patricia said...

to finish my post above that some how got away from me and posted itself....=) =)
I want to Thank You for bringing such blessings into my world
Showering you & yours lovingly with prayers
patricia n.

terri c said...

SUCH wonderful news!! prayers continuing.

Kristina said...

Praise God, another step closer to the front door. Keep it up Tricia, you are amazing! (And of course, so is our God!)

mrsnan said...

Fantastic!!! I'm so glad to hear it!!

Baby Leino said...

God is so faithful!!!!

Tricia, we're stoked for you! You continue to amaze us all with your strength & grace through this journey!

r.a.w. said...

Praise God! We will keep up the prayers.

Andi said...

I got chills reading this wonderful news. May Tricia continue to heal and get stronger in the step down unit. Awesome news!!!

Jennifer said...

Go Tricia....keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicole said...

Yeaaaa...I'm so excited!!

Amy said...

Yeah Tricia! And, thanks to all the amazing nurses.

Patty said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Prayers for continued healing and strength!

Debbie said...

Now that is a beautiful way to start a new day!! Tricia, Nathan and Gwyneth we love you and continue to pray with a glad heart!!

Em said...

YAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Keep up the good work Tricia.

Miss Kelly & Miss Andrea said...

Praise God and congradulations.

Edwards gang said...

Fantastic News!! Praise the Lord for His continued faithfulness in the healing of Tricia and growth of Gwyneth!!

We will continue to pray as they make more progress toward going home. What a wonderful day that will be!!

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

What amazing news! Tricia, you are a star! Still remembering all three of you in our prayers and thoughts every day. With much love X

colleen4 said...

Wonderful news!!!

Continued prayers!

debangel said...

God is great!! Also, who else is singing the theme song to "The Jeffersons"??

Tabitha said...

Fantastic news, I am so pleased that things are going so well for you all.

Rich and Lauren said...

yay!!!!!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Wonderful!!!!!

Jen in Al said...

Praising God from whom all blessings flow! Way to go Tricia!!! continuing to pray, jen in al

melissam2 said...

We're down here, in Florida singing the Doxology :>)

Stacy said...

That is awesome! Congrats Tricia! And most of Praise God for this incredible transformation is such a short time!

Susan said...

Wonderful news!! So happy for Tricia and Nate too!!!

Tammy said...

Great news!! Yeah for Tricia. Now maybe she will be able to rest better and heal faster!! Continuing to pray here in Indiana.

Tammy

Rebecca said...

Hooray! :)

amy smith said...

tears of joy this morning...

Leanne B. said...

That is such wonderful news! What a blessing!

Coralyn said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!!! What wonderful news!

Busy Momma said...

that is wonderful news. i hope it goes well.

Shannon said...

Woohoo, way to go Tricia!!!

chopstix said...

this is great news! our God is so good! next thing you know everyone will be sleeping soundly in their very own beds in their very own home. what a joyous day that will be!
thanks rick, for the updates. . . nate you are tremendously missed!

Kristi said...

Wow! That's fabulous news.

I'd love to hear how it feels for Tricia to breathe with CF-free lungs.

I'm sure it must be amazing.

Seabolt said...

That is wonderful news!!!

Beth said...

I am so grateful to God for all he has been doing in your lives! Yea!

mjdav said...

Wonderful news!

The Curtis Crew said...

Praise God! Tricia, you're amazing!
(Nate, you are too!)
Melissa

Ferrick said...

God is GOOD...ALL THE TIME! I Enjoy your journey. Your life is a testimony to His grace, mercy and healing. susie

Africabound said...

Praise God!

Melody said...

That is fantastic news!. I'm just so thrilled that Tricia is doing so well and baby Gywneth is growing like a weed now. God is Good!.

Melody

flipflops4sherri said...

Woo hoo!! Wonderful news!!

Marjolein said...

Another big step, wonderful to hear.

Beth said...

Awesome!!! Very exciting news. :o)

Debra said...

What wonderful news! I'm so happy for Tricia and Nate! I hope she can get better sleep now, and that Nate can catch up on his caretaking role! :-) Pretty soon they'll all be home together!

Thanks for taking the time to step in for Nate, Rick. We know you are super busy.
Aspiemom

Carol said...

Yea!

shelley. said...

Praise God! It has been amazing to see him carry you all through this!!

Yay Tricia!

Cindy said...

Wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL!!!

What an exciting step!

Jen-The Mom said...

Wonderful news!! Sounds like she's doing remarkably well!

Tom & Teresa said...

So glad to hear it, congratulations, you'll be back at the beach in no time.

Teach-ME-Mom said...

The best news! I'm predicting your girls will be home for Mother's Day. What a blessing that would be.

clara said...

What great news! Tricia, you are so tough and very inspiring to me.

damajean said...

That is the most wonderful news!! This blog is such an inspiration to all that read it of the miracles of God. I am so blessed by the entries Nate has made. Tricia is an inspiration to us all. She is so tough and the faith of Nate for "his girls" is tremendous. I thank the Lord for all of you and may God continue to bless, heal and restore your family to what God has planned. I believe the Lord has very special plans for all of you.

TruePraise said...

wonderful news

Emily said...

What a praise! Praying for continued healing.

Kim said...

That is amazing news! Prayers of thanksgiving and continued recovery on Tricia's behalf.
Kim

amangoprincess said...

Praise those wonderful nurses for getting Tricia to where she is now. Nurses are truly worth their weight in gold! Praise goes to Gwyneth's terrific nurses as well for the amazing care they have given her too!

The Smith Family said...

yeah! Praise God she seems to be dong so well!


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candidchatter said...

Awesome isn't a big enough word anymore because this has gone far and above that. So happy for you, Tricia!! Keep fighting, girl. We're praying hard for you!!

Heidi Reed

Triplet Mama said...

Awesome! Hope you all get some good sleep tonight!

Elyssa said...

Great News!

Holly said...

Yay!!! Celebrating with you today!

jheatherdefoor said...

Sweetness!!! Praise the Lord!

Praying for you!

Graham said...

Praise the Lord! Such great news!
~ becky b

matt said...

Fantastic! Congratulations to all of you for this amazing step forward.

Kupiec Baby Blog said...

So glad to hear the wonderful news!!! Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow.

jamie said...

That's the BEST NEWS!! You go, Tricia!!!!! Sooo happy for y'all.
God Bless you all.
Jamie in Texas

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

Congratulations!

nicksmom said...

That is so awesome! I am so glad that everything has gone so well for all of you. I can only imagine how wonderful it is to see a light at the end of the tunnel. All of you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Meredith said...

Once again PRAISING GOD! Congratulations!

Jane-Jane said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!

God is good!

Keep breathing and eating girls and you will be home before long!

brenda said...

Praise the Lord! what big steps both of your girls have taken in the last couple of days.

Garza said...

That is WONDERFUL news!!
Glad Tricia is doing well. Everyone will be home before you know it. Jess

sandra said...

Your doing awesome Tricia! What great news.

Valerie said...

What an amazing answer to prayer!

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

STill Praying here in Michigan.
So happy Tricia is moving out of
ICU. Thanks for letting us know.

Jessica said...

I am just a dedicated follower up in Canada, who doesn't know your family, but I wanted to say that I am deleriously happy for you guys!

What great progress for both Tricia and Gwyneth!

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

Praise Jesus. Glad to hear things are coming along well.

Heather

Amy said...

Praise God for wonderful news!

Love my boys! said...

Way to go Tricia!

Becky in VA said...

Great news!

With Tricia out of ICU, I know where Nate will be sleeping tonight. ;-)

Love to all.

Carrie said...

Yeah!!! That is wonderful news!!!

Being Me said...

Fantastic update!

Tracy said...

Woooohooo..........what great news!

bome62 said...

This is such GREAT NEWS! Praise the Lord.

Fern said...

Nate, I've surmised that you're not a country music fan, but if you'll give George Strait's "I Saw God Today" just one listen, I believe you'll understand why I think of you and Gwyneth every time I hear it. Nice lyrics that will touch a new dad's heart. And, at 3 minutes it won't hurt for too long. :)

Vicki said...

Awesome!

Katie said...

Best news ever! Still praying for a rejection/infection free speedy recovery! Tricia you are amazing us all keep up the great work!
-Katie L
PS Thanks for keeping us updated!

Amy Jo said...

Praise the Lord!!!

Scott said...

Thanks Rick, for the update! I don't know why I have this really excited feeling for Nate, Trisha and Gwyneth to come home to the OBX. I know they have some work to do yet, but it is within reach!