Thursday, April 3, 2008

Surgery successful

A brief update (this is Nathan's dad Rick)...
We were notified at 6:30 that the surgery was complete and just had a conversation with the surgeon. It was a difficult surgery due to the extent of Tricia's disease, but she is now in ICU and we should be able to see her soon.

Nate will update later.

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mama j said...

THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!

Corrie said...

I'm so thankful!! I didn't sleep much last night thinking about the surgery and praying!

~Mommy 2 Four~ said...

I am so happy Tricia got her lungs. I will be praying for a fast recovery

J aka mommy!!!!!! said...

I pray things went very well with the surgery. In our prayers daily.

mtnest423 said...

Singing praises - and praying for recovery!

Marsmile said...

Thank God!!! Y'all get some rest!

Continuing to pray for you all and hugs,
Marissa

Erin said...

PRAISE GOD!!!
Welcome back dear Tricia :)

Briana said...

Terrific news!

mizbear said...

Wonderful news! Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Kristin said...

Praise God! What an awesome day for your family!!!

mary b said...

Praise the Lord!! Still praying.

Julie Nickerson said...

PRAISE GOD!!!

kidsworld said...

Sigh of relief!!! Thank you, Rick, for posting this morning. I'm sure it has been a very long night for all of you (and most of us onlookers, too) Give Nathan a squeeze for us! Looking forward to the next update...

refreshing in ohio

Dennis & Leesa said...

WONDERFUL news! Praise God- my prayers are with you all.

WV to the VA said...

Thank you for keeping us all posted. Now the next set of prayers begins!

Marsmile said...

Also, I didn't get much sleep either. I kept tossing and turning, and waking up every few hours to check for your updates!

With you in thoughts and heart,
Marissa

Jim Drake said...

Praying here in Texas for a miraculous recovery

J. Drake

dmd25 said...

Thank you for the update. Prayers continuing.

AmayaEneko said...

That is such great news! Stay strong! Thank you for updating all of us, so so many of us, we have been looking forward to hearing these news. Go Tricia!

Brooks Family said...

Amen to all the prayers!

Here's to a speedy recovery...:)

Tor said...

Fantastic news! I'm so pleased that everything has gone well so far. Keeping you all and the donor and their family in my prayers.
xxx

Princess Talana said...

PRAISE THE LORD

Inga longman said...

i am so happy to hear tricia is out.sending hugs to all of you and gentle hugs to tricia and little hug for gwyneth xxx

kari said...

PRAISE THE LORD, very great news

Beka said...

Praise the Lord. We'll certainly keep praying, and look forward to the next update.

Deb said...

Praise the Lord!!!

Allison said...

Thank You Lord! Continued prayers for all of you.

Suzanne said...

Thank you for updating ... I was sure we were going to put "blogger" on the fritz checking in constantly! You all are still in our prayers!

Melony said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!! I know it was an incredibly long night for all of you in the waiting room. I hope that you can get some rest today..

Sarah Cook said...

Yeah!!! So happy to have an update! Praying for yours and the donor's families!

makandaddie said...

So HAPPY to hear! Congrats to you Tricia on your first day with CF free lungs! WHOOOHOOOO! Praying for a speedy recovery!

Lisa

Tyrone & Bailey said...

praise God!!!

Dorm Mom said...

Praise God! I have tears of thanksgiving for all of you. May Tricia's healings exceed all expectations!

April said...

Praise God that she made it through the surgery. I pray that her recovery is uneventful! Thank you for the update!

Kristi said...

THANK YOU GOD!!! My 12 year old son asked me AS SOON as he got up this morning if the surgery was done. Before I could tell him there was no update yet, he says to me: Well, I know she did fine because I prayed about it and she's going to do just fine! How 'bout that for the faith of a child!!! Still praying...Much love - Bamagirl!!!

AmyThompson said...

Praise God!

Anji said...

amazing news

still praying hard for the donor family in what is no doubt dark hours for them, I am sure that the fact their loved one has given such a great gift to a much loved wonderful person like Tricia will be a great comfort to them some day

hoping you all can get some rest now and Tricia recovers well from the surgery

Kelly B said...

Glad to hear she made it through! She is one strong woman :) Praying for you all continuously each day.

Lou Ann said...

Praise God! Thank you Jesus! I am so relieved. Thanks for the update.

kate said...

Praise God! So glad to hear it. Couldn't wait to get up this morning to check.

NorthernIrelandGirl said...

Fabulous news. What a wonderful morning it must be in NC.

Praying for a safe and speedy recovery.

jamie said...

THANK GOD!! and thank you for letting us know! I'll now pray for a swift and uneventful recovery!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Jamie in Texas

Becky said...

Praise the Lord! We will continue praying. Thank you for the update.

Mommy B said...

Praise the Father! This was being posted as I was down on my knees praying . . . AMEN!

My2Girls said...

WHEW! That was a LONG night for all of us! Ecstatic to hear that Tricia's surgery was successful.

Thank you, God!!!

Karen said...

Got up early to check...prayed every time I woke up during the night.

Still praying.

Karen in TN

Sarah said...

praise God!!

jullylaw said...

Amazing news!!!!!!!!
Praise God!!!!!!!

Jill said...

Thank you Lord!

Cindi said...

What a birthday present to Nate, his wife's new lungs. I checked periodically through the night and am thrilled with the latest post. Thanks for the updates, we are still praying.

Thia said...

I am just getting caught up after not being online yesterday and am so thankful that things are going well! Praise Jesus! Looking forward to the wake up.

Rebecca said...

Praise the Lord...

I'll keep praying...

Rhea said...

PRAISE GOD!!!

Elyssa said...

Great news! Praise God!

SuziQ said...

Praising God with the multitudes!!!!!

Thank you for the update. We will continue to pray.

Skully said...

Fantastic news! Praying for a quick and complication-free recovery for Tricia, and continued prayers for everybody involved.

-Stephany

♥PugPosse♥ said...

AWESOME NEWS! Gets some rest..you have so much to look foward to!

Jennifer said...

Praise God! We are rejoicing with you!!!

Jayne said...

Wonderful news.

sarah said...

yeah!

still praying....

Jobo said...

Praise God!

Still praying for all in Atlanta.

Jen said...

God is good!!!!!!!!! Yeah GoD!!!

Anna Marie said...

I'm so thankful. I actually dreamed about it last night. I will be praying for a fast recovery and a quick discharge date for both Tricia and Gwyneth.

Michelle said...

SOLI DEO GLORIA!!!!!!!!!!!

sfessler17 said...

Praising God for His wondrous works. Amen!

Jennifer Burgett said...

Praying for a speedy recovery and for all three to go home very soon!

Praying for peace and rest as well!

carolyn said...

AWESOME! We'll keep praying.

ccatk22 said...

*clapping hands*

Sanna King said...

Praises and prayers still going up in St. Louis. Praise God. His love endures forever.

Deborah said...

Thanks be to God. Praying for strength for all of you, but especially Tricia, that she recovers quickly and is healthy enough to take Gwyneth home with Nate sooner rather than later.

nopeanutsplease said...

Praise God for this wonderful news! I can't wait to hear the full update.

Cathy Jo said...

Praise Jesus!!!!!!

Lee said...

Oh Thank you God.....are continued prayers are with you all...

the add youth pastor said...

Hallelujah!

PammyT said...

what wonderful news! praying for a speedy recovery!

Missy said...

The Master Physician is Great! God Bless and Grand Recovery for your entire family.

Nora said...

Praise God! Thanks so much for the update!

Kupiec Baby Blog said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!

Chaotic Reigns said...

Oh happy day! What an amazing update!

Sara said...

Thank God! Still holding the whole family in our prayers.

Zarna said...

Isn't our God good???!

Christina said...

PRAISE GOD!!!

beanhead said...

Thank you our wonderful God and great surgical team. Prayers going up for Trica for a good recovery.

islandbabe2011 said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!

have been praying and will continue to!!!

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

See God does answer prayers. I'm so glad to hear the great news! I had a feeling all this week that she was going to get her new lungs. I will definitly keep you all and the donor family in my prayers.

careysue said...

Yay...we are all cheering here!!!! Big sigh of relief. So so happy for all of you.

Love from Mi

Marc and Charity said...

Praise you Jesus!!!

Mandy said...

Praise God!!!!!!!! He is an on time God! Praying for great recovery..

Angie said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Praying for a quick, easy recovery!

pinkirish said...

Fantastic news :)

IB said...

Good is good!

Carol Jackson said...

Such good news!! PRAISE THE LORD1

Caroline said...

That's great news! We look forward to hearing more updates as you are able!

God is good!

Megan said...

wonderful news!

Mike and Jenn said...

Yeaaa... still praying!!!

Tanya said...

I will continue to keep Tricia in my prayers throughout the day.

Julie said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! Praying for a full & speedy recovery, and that you,Tricia, & your beautiful baby girl, will soon be back home sleeping in your own beds. God is good!

God Bless
Julie ~ aka sleepless in IL. :-)

grey like snuffie said...

PRAISE GOD FOR THE BREATH OF LIFE! Thank You Father, Your grace has been sufficient. You carried them through the wait and Father I ask that You continue to sustain these new lungs and cause them to fully function within her body. LORD, protect her from infections and continue to give a watchful spirit to those caring for her. THANK YOU LORD for the family who chose to extend the life of their loved one through this gift of life. We give You praise for this miracle! In Jesus name, AMEN

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Yes!!!!!! Thank God!

Marla Taviano said...

Praise the Lord! Bless those doctors!

Laurie said...

Praying for healing and for complete acceptance of the lungs. Rejoicing with you that the surgery is complete.

Donna said...

Praise God!!!

What a momentous day.

Praying for a speedy recovery for Tricia.

Thad & Ann said...

PTL!!!!!!!!!

jesse and whit... said...

we will continue to pray...

TORI said...

thank you so much for the update. What fantastic news!

Kim said...

Prayers of thanksgiving going up for a successful surgery. How wonderful.

Lynette said...

What a Blessing. You be reassured that the Donor is looking from above and saying, "Yes, this is why I signed my donor card". Continued prayers for you and the donor's families.
God's Blessings

Nichole said...

YEA!!!!!

The Rowland's said...

Thank goodness. I was up every hour checking in. I'm so happy for your family!

Lori said...

Thank you Jesus!

marcia said...

Thank you for taking a minute out from your special family time right now, to give us an update! Praising God for all that He has given overnight! Will continue to pray in this critical time ahead!

Schoggie said...

I'm glad to hear Tricia has new lungs!!! YEAH!!!!!! Now praying for a quick recovery. Rick thanks for keeping us updated. (Your AWESOME)Tell Nate to hang in there and try and get some rest. I will continue to pray for all of you.

Megan

Thodgson said...

Praise God!

Jane-Jane said...

Thank you Jesus!

Let the healing begin!

still praying for all!

bekah said...

Praise the Lord! We will continue to pray for her recovery!

Amy said...

Praise God!

lovemy3boys said...

Wonderful news! Still praying for everyone all around....

LaurMoore said...

That is great news!

Momof2bz said...

God is spectacular! Praying now for a fast recovery. I hope that you all enjoy this wonderful day together.

Shann said...
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Jennifer said...

Praise the Lord! Will be praying for her recovery. Thanks for keeping us updated.

lovemy3boys said...

Wonderful news! Still praying for everyone all around....

Julie said...

Hallelujah! Let's keep the power of prayer going for her speedy recovery....

Jill said...

I am so happy Tricia got her lungs. We are praying for a fast recovery. I have been a silent reader of your blog for several months now and your story has touched my heart. I grew up in Roxboro, NC and went to college in Raleigh (Meredith) but now live in MD. Duke is the best place for Tricia and I hope she is back on her feet able to enjoy all the wonderful things motherhood has to offer soon! -Jill

Andie said...

PRAISE GOD from whom all blessings flow!
Continuing to pray as she breaths with those new lungs! Also continuing to pray for your entire family, and the donors family.
Blessings-Andie

(This is amazing, I was commenting on the last post, read a few of the other comments, and then came back to the blog and there were over 100 comments on this new post in the 5-10 minutes I was reading other comments...amaing)

Jill said...

I am so happy Tricia got her lungs. We are praying for a fast recovery. I have been a silent reader of your blog for several months now and your story has touched my heart. I grew up in Roxboro, NC and went to college in Raleigh (Meredith) but now live in MD. Duke is the best place for Tricia and I hope she is back on her feet able to enjoy all the wonderful things motherhood has to offer soon! -Jill

Steph said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!! Continued prayers!

Emily said...

Praying for you.

Tom & Teresa said...

PRAISE GOD, PRAYING HARD FOR HEALING, HANG IN THERE FAMILY! LOVE TO YOU ALL.

Baby Leino said...

What a relief to hear she's still with us! Now we move to pray for her as these next 48 hrs are so incredibly critical. Hang in there, Nathan. You're doing a great job with all of this!

Edwards gang said...

Thanks for the update! Praise the Lord for more answered prayer!! We will now pray for healing and rest for Tricia and all of you who have had a VERY long night.

Love to you all!

Amelia said...

I checked as soon as I got up. When I saw that surgery was done, this hymn immediately popped into my head. Giving thanks and praying now for the recovery process!

Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and bless├Ęd peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed;
And free us from all ills, in this world and the next!

All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given;
The Son and Him Who reigns with Them in highest Heaven;
The one eternal God, whom earth and Heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

katie said...

Still praying for a quick recovery. Praise god everything went well.

My Goodness said...

Thank you, Lord!!
Thanks for the update Mr. Rick!! You've calmed us all...

Praying for a speedy recovery...

Wendy said...

Praying Praying Praying!!!! PTL!

Krystal said...

PTL!!! Happy to see this update :) Praying for recovery and healing!

Shann said...

Hallelujah!! That is great news. I have been waiting, and checking and rechecking, hoping for an update before I leave for work.

I will keep you all in my prayers today! I hope it's a great day!!

bunkobeth said...

How wonderful!!!
We will continue to pray for your family and Tricia's recovery.

God Bless Tricia's donor...

HUGS!
Beth

Tumbleweed said...

Praise God!

Shawna in Oklahoma said...

PRAISE BR TO GOD!!! HE is awesome!!! Congrats Tricia on the new lungs. Can't wait to see new lung Tricia pics!!!

The Holloway Clan said...

Praise God! Still praying.
Becky

christina said...

Thank God for the new lungs and for giving Tricia the strength to make it thru the surgery. I will continue to pray for her to keep up her strength and to have a speedy recovery. If anyone can get thru this, Tricia can.

I'm praying for Nate and Gwyneth as well.

mom2LEAA said...

PRAISE GOD
prayers continue for Tricia and your family.
Cindy

Paul and Christy said...

Thank you LORD!!!!! Hey Nathan,
This is a birthday present that will never be topped. This is an amazing life we live.
Tricia, YOU are TOPS in my book. Fight the fight to recover and get well. I feel a celebration coming on.
Lord please pour your peace and blessing on the donor family.

Kimber said...

Our prayers are with you and your family. I think I may have slept 2 hours overnight. I believe I can honestly say that the entire night shift in the NICU where I work have had you in their thoughts tonight.

mat2820b said...

Oh! Praise God! Nate, the amount of people refreshing this page is astounding. How powerful is the body of Christ in Him! I will continue to pray for a speedy and easy recovery. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome God.

Rosie said...

Fantastic! Go Tricia!

Marjolein said...

Wonderful news
My thoughts are still with you all

Looking forward to the next update

Marjolein

cvcraven said...

All Praise and Glory to the Lord Our God for what he has given to Tricia!

Kathy said...

Thank the Lord. Praying for an excellent recovery. Bless you all.

Patty Honeycutt said...

Praise God!

melissa said...

God Bless, !!!What wonderful news.

Shannon said...

I thought about you guys all night. Praying for a swift recovery.

Jessica said...

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!
The Rinns

Dawn B said...

Thank God! I thought about you guys ALL night long!

The Farrell Family said...

Praise the Lord for more answered prayers -- God is so good!!!! Thank you to Nathan's Dad, Rick, for updating! We will continue to pray without ceasing for Tricia's speedy recovery.

Love,
Rob, Amy, Emily, and Ryan Farrell

Paul and Christy said...

As I sit here, I thought I should say Happy ReBirthday of sorts to Tricia. This is the beginning of a new life for her. So yesterday was Nathan's turn and today, HAPPY REBIRTHDAY TRICIA!!! We are all so proud of you.

smolson15 said...

Thank you, God!

Margarete said...

Thank you Lord!

Leigh Ann Osteen said...

Yes! Praise the Lord! It is raining in Nashville this morning. I expect to see a rainbow this afternoon, just for Tricia. Leigh Ann

Julie said...

What a great way to wake up this morning! Praying for a smooth transition for Tricia and her new lungs.

Scott said...

Thanks Rick, you guys have been in our prayers. I'm sure there are 1,000's praying!

kkcloudy said...

I fell asleep praying for Tricia and everyone surrounding her last night and I woke up to find out that today our prayers seem to be answered! God bless all of you and know that people all over the world are thinking of you and singing God's praises!!!!

Bethany said...

What a wonderful update! Praise God!

jamie said...

Tricia, youfight hard to get better quick. You've got some catching up to do with your sweet little angel Gwyneth and with Nate. You have made soo many friends out here that love you and your family.
I'm going to take a quick nap and I hope you do the same Nate. What a birthday gift!!! Hug everyone all around for me please. And have someone give YOU one from me also. I'm so happy for you all!
GOD BLESS EACH AND EVErYONE OF YOU!!
Jamie in Texas

The New Mrs. Rue said...

God is so good isn't He?!? I'm praying for you guys!

~Christy~

Kate said...

I am so relieved that the surgery was a success. I hope Tricia has a speedy recovery and that the new lungs allow her to do all the things she hasn't been able to do for so long.

Bonnie said...

Nate, some of my friends met me at the door of the school hugging, praising and crying. Your family has touched our campus!
Bonnie

The Browns said...

Thank you Gog, I know you are right there with her all this journey. I didnt sleep at all last night woke up everyhour. I am so excited and thrilled and cant wait for you all to be able to see her!!

Family by Love said...

Praise Our All Mighty God!

Crystal said...

Yay!

Continued prayers for her as she is healing.

(((((Nate, Tricia, Gwyneth)))))

Destini said...

Praise the Lord! We are continuing to pray for the hours ahead, as she recovers. What an awesome God we have!

Shelley said...

Praise the Lord! We're still praying that everything will go well with recovery.

Jean said...

Praise God for all that is happening in Tricia's life right now. Also Praise God for the heroic family who chose donation in the midst of their pain and tragedy. May God Bless all of you.

Amy Lynn said...

Thank you so much for updating us.
Praising God that the surgery was successful and continuing to pray for a quick recovery with no complications for Tricia.

Blessings!
Amy in Oregon

Carol said...

Thank goodness. I was worried all night,sleeping fitfully. God is good, as we already knew.

Rachel C. said...

Praise the Lord! You will continue to be in my prayers all day.

Kenda said...

Praise God....kenda

Alison said...

That is wonderful news. God is in Control and he will bring Tricia comfort. She is so lucky to have millions praying for her and her family. I am praying!
Alison in TN

Barb Nower said...

AMEN ! ! !
Praise God, been a long time coming but all in His good timing. God is good..All the time
Was up and down all night checking, praying, crying, praying some more. Those poor Docs must be exhausted, as well as family.Barb Nower in New York
Still knitting and Crocheting

Amanda said...

I was nervous to open this blog this morning...I'm so glad it was a success thus far. Many prayers are still going your way. God Bless.

Jessica said...

Thank You, Lord! I know Tricia has a long road of recovery ahead of her, but at least she has a road. We will pray her through each step of the way.
Love and best wishes to the whole "hole" crew,
Jessica in VB

Angela said...

That is GREAT!!! I have been waiting all night for this news... Truly happy for you all and have tears of happiness.. Praying for a great recovery and that it only gets better for you all from here!

In my prayers!
Angela

Anne said...

PTL!!

Emily said...

Such a praise!! I will continue to pray for Tricia and her recovery. Praying also for some peace for Nate so that he can get some rest. Praying for continued growth and health for Gwyneth.

Hooray for lungs! Thank you God!!

Em said...

"Blessed Savior, I thank you that this operation is safely past, and now I rest in your abiding presence, relaxing every tension, releasing every care and anxiety, receiving more and more of your healing life into every part of my being. In moments of pain I turn to you for strength, in times of loneliness I feel your loving nearness. Grant that your life and love and joy may flow through me for the healing of others in your name". Amen.

Alice said...

That's just awesome! So relieved! GO TRICIA YOU ROCK!!!!

Stephanie32CF said...

Yeah! Here's to a speedy recovery.

Dirkey said...

Praise God!!!!!

Florida_Mom said...

Yeah - Praying for a wonderful recovery.

Myra

Tina said...

Praying for a quick, uneventful recovery!

China Travelers said...

The power of prayer is amazing!
Let us continue to pray for a quick recovery, free of infection, so that Tricia, Nate and baby Gwyneth can go home and begin their new life's together!

-Andrea in China

Becky in VA said...

Like thousands of others, I've been praying for Tricia during the night and waiting to hear the wonderful news that the surgery is over!

Thank you for the early morning post!

Our prayers will continue.

Thank God, and hope all of you can take a deep sigh and get some rest.

Thanks for sharing and allowing us to be part of this incredible experience.

Love to all.

sara said...

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you all some rest and a fast recovery for Tricia. Your amazing people.

Suzanne said...

Yahoo! Please take care of each other at this time! Know that we are praying for ALL of you! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your lives with us.

Team Thompson said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!

Kim said...

Thank you for the update!!
I'm so glad to hear Tricia is out of surgery! I prayed for her before I went to sleep that night! With the army praying for her around the world, I'm sure prayers for an uneventful recovery will be answered, as all other prayers for her (and Gwyneth) have been answered thus far!

Jen said...

Thank the Lord!!!!!!! I have been checking all morning. I am so happy for Tricia...prayers will continue for her recovery.

Jen

The Curtis Crew said...

Thank you for the update. I know lots of people are breathing a sigh of relief and praising God! Can you imagine what it must sound like to Him? Thousands of people praying in one accord over the past several hours for Tricia's surgery and now thousands of people rejoicing in one accord for the success...

Will continue to pray!
Melissa

Husker Stamper said...

I have been following your story for about 2 months now. I'm so thankful for this news! May Jesus be with you. You have an amazing family and I have enjoyed watching your little girl grow!

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