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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Lesley said...

Continuing to pray....
Blessings,
Lesley

Cornelius Crew said...

praise God! continuing to lift you up!

Lauren said...

thank you, Jesus. we pray with you now for a speedy and uncomplicated recovery...

Joy said...

Praise God! That is wonderful news.

Adam and Hayley said...

First thing I did this morning was run to the computer to check. Praise God that is was a success!

Naomi said...

Woohoo - I will continue to pray for Tricia's recovery and for minimal pain or side effects.

Love to your family.

mjdav said...

Praise be to God!

Stacemoe said...

Wonderful news!!! I wasn't feeling well last night and kept tossing and turning and was praying for Tricia throughout the night, while I couldn't sleep....Glad it was a success. I pray for a quick recovery with minamal pain and continue to pray for the donor family. Gywneth is getting so big. The last set of pics were precious. Congradulations on your wonderful week!!!!!!

Kristi said...

So awesome!! I check this blog from work and was literally bouncing up and down in my chair with excitement at all I had missed overnight. I would have liked to jump around and dance but I didn't want to scare off my co-workers!

Thank you, Jesus, for this gift to Tricia, Nate and their entire family. Please continue to be with each of them. Lord, at this time we also think of the donor's family. Gather them in your arms and comfort them as they grieve their loved ones death. I pray that they will know the gift of Your peace through the gift of life that was made. I pray for a special hedge of protection to be placed around these families, that they will heal and remain strong in You. Amen.

boltefamily said...

Praise God. I will continue praying for Tricia's recovery to be swift and uncomplicated!

Mrs. Sassy S. said...

Thank You Jesus!!!!

Marci said...

Praising God with you. Can't wait for the next update.

Tanya said...

Praise God!

Wade said...

P R A I S E GOD!!! Very Thankful and praying for recovery without complications!

Wade,Bari, and the Girls

Unknown said...

thank you for the update. i was up a lot with my kids last night and prayed for her through out the night.

Travis & Jeri Tidmore said...

great news! praise God!

Unknown said...

Yay! Way to go, Tricia!!! :) Sending you prayers and hoping for a speedy recovery and nice, deep breaths with no more coughing!

*hugs*

Malgomaj said...

Tack Gode Gud!!

What wonderful news! Still praying for recovery.

/Malgomaj, with family, in Sweden

suzie said...

PRAISE GOD!!

Praying for Tricia's recovery.

Megan said...

Praise God!!
Also I just wanted to say you guys are amazing to keep us so updated during this time. Thank you for allowing the thousands of us to be a part and cry out to the Lord on your family's behalf. It is an truly an honor.

Chaotic Reigns said...

Praying for Tricia and your family. Also remembering that with someone's death this was made possible. May God be with that family and that they know that they have saved a precious friend, sister, mother and wife.

tammy said...

Oh that [men] would praise the LORD [for] his goodness, and [for] his wonderful works to the children of men!... Whoso [is] wise, and will observe these [things], even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

Check out Psalm 107, its too long to quote here in its entirety but so applicable to our frail existence and to God's mercy on us when we cry to Him for help. Praise Him for hearing prayer for Tricia and Gwyneth!

Tanya said...

Thank You Lord! Praying as Tricia recovers

bkmanary said...

Yeah, we are breathing easier in BC this morning, thank you for the updates and we will pray for a restful and peaceful recovery from the surgery for all involved.
Tricia is amazing and my oldest daughter thinks that it is really special that Tricia got her new lungs on Nate's birthday!
Karen et al
Vancouver, British Columbia

Amy said...

singing praises...

PedsRN said...
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PedsRN said...

I am so glad that the surgery was successful! Thank you for keeping us updated during this stressful time. Recovery from transplant surgery can be full of ups and downs, so I am praying for peace and strength for all of you.

Michelle said...

Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow!

mrsrubly said...

THANK YOU GOD FOR ALL THAT YOUR DOING, ALL THAT WILL YOU DO I PRAY TO THIS MORNING THAT TRICIA'S RECOVERY WILL BE GOD SPEED AND JUST WRAP YOUR COMFORTING ARMS AROUND NATE AND ALL VISITORS AND TRICIA AND OF baby GwEnyth!! i love you Jesus AMEN.
nate thanks for sharing this incredible news...i was on pins and needles last night as i do not have net access there. thank you GOD thank you thank....through God all things are possible!!!!

mrsrubly said...

THANK YOU GOD FOR ALL THAT YOUR DOING, ALL THAT WILL YOU DO I PRAY TO THIS MORNING THAT TRICIA'S RECOVERY WILL BE GOD SPEED AND JUST WRAP YOUR COMFORTING ARMS AROUND NATE AND ALL VISITORS AND TRICIA AND OF baby GwEnyth!! i love you Jesus AMEN.
nate thanks for sharing this incredible news...i was on pins and needles last night as i do not have net access there. thank you GOD thank you thank....through God all things are possible!!!!

Sabrina said...

Praise God!! I have been following your journey through the Stanfield's blog. I have been praying for them and the families that they have come to know through their journey. This is such a blessing. God is so wonderful and he has such great plans for each and every one of us. He wants his children well...He wants Tricia well. I will continue to pray for your family as you continue to heal and strengthen physically, metally, and spiritually.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!!!!
We will continue to pray for a speedy and smooth recovery.

Fran♥John♥Justin♥Jason
Illinois

bkmanary said...

Sending thankfulness heavenward that the family has been in to see Tricia (from Nate's Dad's blog) What a test in endurance for all of you
Karen
Vancouver, BC

Annie LuMaye said...

Thanks be to God!

Unknown said...

Our God is an awesome God.!

1 Samuel 12:24 said...

Praise God!
We continue in prayer for Tricia as she recovers.

Holly said...

Still praying - what an amazing day!

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Seoul Siblings said...

In tears here, I'm so happy here that her surgery was successful. Still praying here for her. I hope that you're getting your sleep when she does.

Thanks for keeping us updated!

Jen

Kimberly said...

I am so thankful surgery went well. I pray that she pulls through well. I hope you guys get to go home soon! I pray she has a quick recovery. Thank you for updating each day. You are strong people. God Bless

Journey of the George's said...

Glory be to God!
Praying for a speedy recovery.

Praying in Texas,
Christy

Cindy said...

God is GOOD!! Will continue the prayer til she is up and running and chasing that gorgeous new baby! God bless

Paige Hinrichs said...

Grateful! Thank you God.

Praying for a smooth recovery.

Kate said...

Thank you for these answered prayers. Still praying for much more good news to come.

Pip said...

Oh thank god..thank you thank you god!
I was on edge waiting for your blog to open on my screen, I can't imagine how you felt waiting for the call for 8 hours.

Anonymous said...

i'm so glad to come home after a day out in the city and find a positive update! still praying.. this time for a speedy recovery for Tricia.

Kerry said...

What a glorious day God has given your families. I continue to pray for Tricia, and your families. Continued prayers for the grieving family that has given Tricia a chance to live life with her daughter and amazing husband.

Elaine said...

I realize you don't know me, but I ran across your site this morning. Wow, you all have really been through alot. I will be praying that Tricia's body accepts her new lungs so that she may get well and live a long and happy life. Your new daughter is so precious and needs her mommy. You seem like a very strong man and that alone will help in your wife's recovery. God Bless and sending Prayers,
Elaine from Montana

Charissa said...

Praise God! Continuing to pray that recovery goes well and she doesn't reject the lungs! Can't wait to her how she's doing!

Matt and Cristin said...

God is SO good!!! Praise Him! Praying for quick recovery...no problems whatsoever!...good rest for Tricia and family! Jesus rocks!...so does Tricia!!!!! :)

Amber said...

I left town for a few days and was SO happy to come back to read about the excitment on your blog. Praise the Lord the surgery was successful. Praying for you, your wife & daughter today!

Angela said...

PRAISE GOD! We will be praying for her during this adjustment, and that she stays healthy and that her body gladly accepts these lungs. I think its great that you are always so great about praying for the donors family as well, knowing that they had a great loss!

Angela

Anonymous said...

God is SO Good. We are praying for her recovery,
The Harrison Family in CA

Unknown said...

May the Lord bless you and your family.
I think I have an idea what you are going through; know that the Lord is always there to comfort you and your family; may His love and blessings be abundant.
Alice's mother
René Vosloo
South Africa

Sylvie said...

Rejoicing with you! :-)
Dear God, help Tricia recover well...

starlight11500 said...

hello! My name is Rachel and I just came across your blog and wanted to let you know that I have a LOT of friends that I have shared your story with and I posted a link to your page on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing your struggles with us.....we are all praying! God remains faithful!

Erin said...

*PRAISES OUR LORD* I am so so so thankful and hopeful and excited! Nate, I gather that it was a very difficult and emotional night for you and your family ~ I am praying!!! I am praying for a smoothe,quick, uneventful recovery and for peace and comfort for you and your family! I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR WHAT IT'S LIKE FOR TRICIA TO FINALLY ~ TAKE HER 1ST BREATH TOWARD HER NEW LIFE!!!!!! *TEARS FLOWING* Much love to you and all of your family and friends!
~Erin (North Carolina)

Unknown said...

Praise God!

Jen Wilson said...

TEARS OF JOY!!!!!

GOD IS GOOD!!!

not up to code said...

I lost my internet connection last night and missed all the updates after the initial TX team call. So I prayed anyway!

Lady Lovas said...

I'm so moved by your story, I can hardly contain my tears and my feelings.....you have two precious, beautiful women......and so strong, so determined to live.....what an amazing testimony to life! My heart and prayers are with you.

I'll keep praying for your family until we get a "full recovery" statement for both of them. You can count on that.

Anonymous said...

I think that you all (the entire family) has been used of God to humble and touch the world.

We are praying, and we are grateful.

Holly

Lynn said...

What an amazing journey with God in the lead every step of the way. This has surely been an answer to LOTS of prayer. Now we are praying for full recovery so your little family can be home together away from sickness!

Norwood Mama said...

Praise God! I will continue to cover you all in prayer.

Brenda Boitson said...

I am nearly in tears. Praise God and I pray that the recovery is speedy and AWESOME so that you can all be home as a family soon. Thinking and praying often!

Valreegrl said...

So happy to hear Tricia received her new lungs and is out of surgery.
We will be praying for a quick recovery!

Lara said...

Praise the Lord! I would awake in the night and found myself praying for Tricia and all the doctors involved in the surgery! I will pray for her recovery!

Blessings from Arizona

TeamBrown said...

I am praying for a successful & speedy recovery.

Jaq said...

AWESOME!!! PRAISE GOD!

Stephanie D said...

What a wonderful time of the year to receive new lungs--she'll be able to taste fresh spring air soon!

After checking this blog all night from the hospital where I work, I went down to our March of Dimes craft sale and auction to pull up a photo of Gwyneth onscreen for all to see---and there was the post-op announcement!

I hope the donor family is comforted by the prayers and encouraged by the rejoicing on this site. I hope somehow they know.

Such a miracle....again.

Alison said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!

Margot J said...

WOW!! Thank you GOD!! I knew she could do it!! Im sooo excited!! Tell her I love you guys and I cant wait for your family to come home!! You guys are awesome!!

Love
Margot J

Amy said...

PRAISE THE LORD!

Paul & Angela Jenkins said...

We are so excited for you guys. This is a Happy Day! Still praying for a quick recovery.

Mariah said...

God is Good!!! We're still praying for you guys!!!

Mariah said...

God is Good!! We're cont' to pray for an amazing recovery!

Sweet To Our Seoul said...

Praise God!!!

:)April

Anonymous said...

"Praise the Lord, for He is good, for His kindness endures forever!" (Psalms 118:1) Oh, I was so happy to wake up to this news. Hope Tricia continues to do well.

Grandmother Goddess of the Garden said...

Yeah....just survived brain surgery myself this has been one heck of a week, couldn't wait to see how you three were doing....just made my day!

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