Wednesday, April 2, 2008

TX CALL #2!!!

The transplant team just walked into our room (10:45 am) and told us that they have another pair of lungs that they are flying out to look at. Based on the little into they gave us, these sound more promising than the last, but there's always a chance this could be another dry run.

We won't know anything for sure until at least mid-afternoon, and if it's a go Tricia should be in surgery by this evening. I'll update as soon as I know something.

Tricia is, understandably, more apprehensive about this call than the last, but we are both praying that this is the one!

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for us, our families and friends, the transplant team and the donor and family.

Nate

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Rebecca said...

Praying!

Joanna (Mof2) said...

Praying here!

listeningfordirection said...

Praying!

mtnest423 said...

Wow - what a birthday gift that would be! Praying!!!

Jen L said...

Praying for you all! I read your whole blog over the course of a few days this past week - WOW! You are both such an inspiration! May God bless you and give you the peace only HE can give!

AmayaEneko said...

Wouldn't that be a great birthday present? Good luck!

Larissa said...

we'll be praying!

Mom To Jacob & Allison said...

Praying without ceasing! Looking forward to hearing any news! Happy Birthday Nate! Keeping your wonderful little family in my prayers as always!

Nancy said...

What a great birthday gift this may turn out to be!

momofnbj said...

AWESOME!!
Praying ....
(oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!)

Jen said...
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Lani said...

PRAYING! PRAYING! PRAYING!!!!

Apple said...

Well, that certainly would be a Happy Birthday to you. Praying, praying, praying!

Donna said...

Your family and the donor family will be in my prayers. dp

Erin said...

we will be praying that this pair will "fit" Tricia better. We're hoping for the best!!

I've been through the transplant process with my "heart" friends, so I kind of know what to expect with organ donation. I know this time can be hard, but when we all look back on this in a year and see how far everyone has come, this is just one of God's tests, ya'll can do this! But, nonetheless I'm praying for ya'll!

Jen said...

I really hope that this is the one! Praying for you guys and for the grieving family.

PS what a great bday present, huh? :)

Lee said...

We are praying.....

Beth Anne said...

Praying for God's will to be done!

Heather said...

Praying and wow...your dad made a reference to this on his blog last night.

Paul and Christy said...

Praying here!

Karin said...

What a fabulous birthday present this would be. Keeping our fingers crossed that thesea are the ones!

Kupiec Baby Blog said...

Great news!!!

This afternoon I will be on my knees before the Lord on behalf of your family and the donors.

Donna said...

Oh, wow!!!!! Hang in there, Tricia, you can do it!! Prayers!

Donna said...

Oh, wow!!!!! Hang in there, Tricia, you can do it!! Prayers!

Patti said...

Great news! We will be praying!!

sara said...

we are praying for you all! That would be an incredible birthday gift for your family.

Leanne B. said...

What a wonderful gift this would be for your 27th birthday! You all are in our thoughts and prayers!

Laura said...

My boys and I just prayed this morning before starting our homeschool day that God would provide Tricia with new lungs very soon. And we dropped everything to pray again when I checked in and saw your update. Hoping this is the happiest birthday ever!
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, that you may be filled to overflowing with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Rom. 15:13

"Now may the Lord of peace, Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all." II Thess. 3:16

Nicole said...

Praying...Praying...Praying...

Anna Marie said...

Praying Praying Praying!! Please update us as soon as you are able.

Hugs~~

Christia said...

Praying for you all! And what an awesome birthday gift that would be for you! :)

Kori said...

Praying for you all.

terri c said...

Prayers continuing for all involved.

tcromp said...

Praying.....

Tyrone & Bailey said...

praying hard!

The Farrell Family said...

Dear Nate and Tricia,

We are praying that these lungs will be the perfect match for you, Tricia! What a wonderful birthday present that would be, for you, Nathan! Praying, praying, praying!!

a_weak_rose said...

"Oh Lord Jesus,
We lift up the family of the loved one that has died and at the same time we ask that this be the set of lungs Tricia so desperately needs. Cuddle her close and let the hours pass quickly with peace in abundnance, as her and Nate wait to find out if this is IT or not!
Amen."

L&DRNKY said...

Praying for a birthday miracle for you and Tricia. Praying for peace for the donor's family. Keeping you all heavy on my hearts.

William and Beth said...

Oh my goodness! Praying that this is it!

Ginger said...

Praying that this not not a dry run and if it is, I pray you all are not discouraged.

Erin lee said...

praying tricia and nate.wouldn't this be a great birthday present?

Court said...

Praying....wouldn't that just be the coolest birthday present, ever?!

Cait said...

I am a long time "lurker" and a first time poster - my deepest prayers that these are THE lungs!! What a beautiful birthday present that would be!!

Amanda said...

Wow!! Praying that this is the one. Happy birthday to you!!

Kristen said...

What a cool b'day present this could be! Your wife being able to breath better! Be praying for you
Laters
Kristen

missantithesis said...

Praying big for you here in Texas! Know that you and Tricia have sooo many Saints around the world coming to the throne of God on your behalf!

wannaseejesus said...

I do not personally know you, but I one day stumbled along your blog. And I've been keeping up with it ever since. Also, through reading about your lives, I have decided to become an organ donor. I am not sure why I was not one before this, I'm 22. But all I know is that I want to know that because of my death, someone else was able to live...that is the message that was givin when Christ died for us. Because of His death and resurrection, we are able to live!!! Thank you for inspiring me to be an organ donor!

Happy_Housewife said...

What a wonderful birthday gift those lungs would be! AWESOME! Praying that these are the ones...

kitten.mom said...

I'm praying for you three! (-;

jenray said...

Praying that this is it! And what an amazing birthday gift that would be! Tricia, hang in there!
Praying that these would be your new lungs.

Jen Ray
steadfastministry.com

The Valiant Family Updates said...

Wow! What a birthday present that will be-sending out a call to prayer for you guys!

Ally said...

Praying that these are the lungs that are meant for Tricia. What an awesome birthday gift they would be for both of you.

Kerry said...

Well, that's about the greatest birthday present ever.

Praying for you!!!

Terry said...

Praying that this is it and that the moments until you find out for sure pass quickly.

Krista said...

Pryaing for the best birthday gift you could ever wish for!

Krista

KK said...

What an amazing birtday present that only GOD could provide! Happy Birthday Nate, hope this is your best ever! We will be praying!!

Jen in Al said...

PRAYING!!!!! jen in al

christina said...

Praying for Tricia, you, and the donor family. I really hope that these lungs are the 'perfect fit' for Tricia and that the three of you can get out of the hospital soon and get back to enjoying 'real life' vs. 'hospital life'

Oh, and Happy Birthday!!!

Goodzik said...

Praying for you in Saskatchewan! May the good Lord bless you with an awesome birthday present and may He be with you and your family as the day unfolds...

Lisa said...

Praying that these are the perfect fit!! And, the very happiest birthday wishes!
~ Lisa and Mike (in NJ)

Erin said...

Praying so hard here in OH! What a wonderful birthday gift this could be!!

smolson15 said...

Well...Could you have wished for anything more for your birthday? Praying hard that they are the perfect match!

Barbara Kay said...

Praying that these will be the lungs God has chosen for Tricia. What a birthday present that would be! I'll put my visit on hold until further notice. Love, Barbara

Marsmile said...

Ahhh!! Praying!!!! Hope this is it!

Would be such a neat b-day gift for ya, Nate! Happy Birthday!

Hoping everybody is well and getting enough rest. Is Tricia feeling much better after the drainage of her pneumothorax?

Will be checking in often!

Comfy hugs,
Marissa :-)

coffespaz said...

Praying here too!!

The Browns said...

Praying here!

Tracie said...

Praying! Wouldn't that just be the best birthday present for you!

MrsP said...

I've got my fingers crossed! That would make an awesome birthday present!!

mrs seehund said...

Praying for the best birthday present
ever, and for the donor's family.

Amanda Hartz said...

What a wonderful Birthday Present that would be! Praying that Tricia gets her new lungs and for the donor family!

Barbara Kay said...

Praying that these will be the lungs God has chosen for Tricia. What a birthday present that would be! I'll put my visit on hold until further notice. Love, Barbara

Nicole said...

Hope Tricia gets a gift on your birthday.

Anna Marie said...

Hoping this is the one!! Sending you hugs and prayers!

L.Bo Marie said...

praying... seriously, what a great birthday gift!

Colleen, Katie and Maddie's Mom said...

Storming heaven with prayers that this is the big match!

ayladybug said...

Well, I guess you always had one extra candle on your cake - because this would be the best birthday wish come true!

Will be thinking of you!

happymomof3 said...

wow! i am praying for you here in NJ...i have been following your blog since about a week before gwyneth was born, i have friends that know tricia or her family...i have never commented before, but i am so touched by your family, and being a mom and a nurse, i am so anxious for tricia to have her transplant and to be able to start to do all of the great mom things!

kate said...

Praying! and Happy Birthday!

Jordan said...

We'll be praying for you here in Chattanooga! My cousin's twin boys have CF and though I don't live at home anymore and haven't been really involved in the effort, you and Tricia have inspired me to really stop and pray for them on a regular basis and provide support in any way that I can.

McGees said...

We are praying these are the lungs!

Megan & Company said...

Hmph. And here I thought my gift to you was gonna be the best...

:)

Praying for you guys. Wish we could be there.

Caroline said...

PRAYING!!!!!! Oh what a birthday pressie THAT would be!!!!

GOD IS ABLE!!!!!

Patty Honeycutt said...

I'm praying that this would be your greatest birthday present ever! Your will be done God in this situation and in all!

Roehrman said...

PRAYING!!!!!! YEE HAW!!!

(Happy Birthday too!)

La Familia Garcia said...

praying for blessings today on your birthday! (these lungs!)

Paige said...

Praying for everything and everyone! May God give Tricia peace and new lungs!

Angela said...

Oh - I so hope that this is it for you. Praying here for God's will.

Penny said...

praying as well!

eml424 said...

Praying here in RI.. what a wonderful gift that would be for your birthday, for your entire family!

Shannon said...

I know it's hard not to get your hopes up. Happy Birthday!

Katy said...

Praying here that these are Tricia's lungs! What an amazing gift that would be for your birthday!!!

mel said...

Praying for a set that will be good for Tricia!! Can't wait for the update.

akonareski said...

Praying that these lungs are a match for Tricia and also praying for the donor family. What a great birthday present this would be!!!

Twice Blessed said...

Praying for your family and the donor's family as well. Dana J

Kerry said...

PRAYERS ARE COMING YOUR WAY- that would be the best birthday gift ever!

Jennifer said...

I seriously have chills. How cool would it be for Trica to receive her new lungs on Nathan's b-day. We'll be praying!!!

Mandy said...

Praying Praying!! God is Good!!

Pulpito & Co. said...

8 Fingers crossed!

Dissertation Mommy said...

Praying that this is the one...

Angie said...

Praying in GA!

BTW Happy Birthday, Nate!

Simple Girl said...

I have been reading your blog for a little over a month now and anxiously awaited news about the last transplant call.

This morning, as I waited for my computer to boot up and open your blog, something in me told me that today would be the day you would get another call.

I'll be praying for you and Tricia all day.

Rebecca said...

Praying hard, for Tricia, you, Gwyneth, your families, and for the family of the donor who made that amazing decision to donate.

Becky, Adrian, Seren & Dylan xxx

colleen4 said...

Praying praying praying for the best birthday present ever!!

Christy. said...

We are praying that you get the best birthday present ever, a new set of lungs for your love!

Marcie said...

Keeping my fingers crossed.

ttulizzy said...

YAY YAY YAY!

Praying!

Sonja said...

Praying, praying, praying for the best birthday present ever.... Tricia, my thoughts are with you, may God keep you strong through all of this... Nate, you too!! Love that cute little Gwyneth, she looks to be growing like a weed... :)

Harris Boys said...

wow, what an amazing birthday gift this would be for your family. Praying really hard in georgia!

Dorothy said...

I have never posted before, but I have been following your story since the end of December. I am keeping you all in my prayers and I am hoping that this time the call is for real! This would be the ultimate birthday gift for you Nate!

Stacy said...

Oh yah!!!! We were just praying for Tricia and Gwenyth a half hour ago at breakfast. We will stop and pray right now that these lungs are definitely for Tricia. Hugs being sent your way!! P.S. You got me on the April's fools pics of baby Gwenyth! I said to myself, "Wow! She really is bigger!" And then I scrolled up to see that you tricked us with a mini-pug. Stinker!!
Stacy :-)

Amy E. said...

Praying that you get the BEST birthday present ever!!!
Prayin' Prayin' Prayin'

Holly said...

I'm praying for you guys during the waiting time and asking God that these are His gift-lungs for Tricia.

the*4*of*us said...

praying!

Vicki said...

I'm a long time reader, but I've never commented before. I just wanted to let you know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope this is the real deal. What a great birthday gift to you! You are all true inspirations, and I'm praying for the best!

Jennifer said...

Saying a prayer for all of you!

Carol said...

Praying for you.

Marc and Charity said...

Wow, praying in Wales for y'all...I missed the last one to pray for b/c of the time difference, so I'm glad to up for this one! Will check back later.

and Happy Bday to you.

Aida Rita said...

This would be an awesome birthday gift for you. Then you can both celebrate birthdays on the same day. Good Luck ! We are praying !!!!

Kim said...

Praying hard! What an incredible birthday gift that would be!

Jill Munn said...

As I pulled up this webpage - I had the thought that Tricia would get THE CALL today. Praying for you all.

Shan said...

just finished praying that these lungs will be hers tonight and for peace for you guys & for the donor's family (and i'll continue praying throughout the day). ~shannon

Carmen said...

I'm praying for a match and Happy Birthday Nate....

amathyst-eyes said...

That's wonderful! I really hope it works out this time!

~j~ said...

Lord we continue to lift every moment of this day up to you, for your Glory God,
we ask for your covering over every detail and person involved at this time as we wait in joyful anticipation of what you will do.
We ask boldly Father that this be the day for Tricia, Nate, and Gwyneth, in your name we pray...

Mom to 2 Boys said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

What a bday gift! I will be thinking of you and praying for the donor and the family, they are giving the ulitmate gift.

Praying for a MATCH and nice, healthy lungs!

RiLes said...

Praying out here in Arizona for you guys!

Melissa said...

Everlasting prayers for both of you, and your families!!!

Blomgren2 said...

Praying praying praying!!!!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday, Nate!!

Praying that these lungs are "the ones" and that later today (or tomorrow) we'll get to hear that Tricia is out of surgery and starting the road to recovery.

Keeping the donor's family in my prayers as well.

the schirano triplets said...

praying!

Florida_Mom said...

What a wonderful birthday present that would be.

Praying without ceasing.

Myra in Florida.

Sara said...

praying for the donors family, all those doctors, nurses & assorted other staff involved in this whole process and of course as always your family!!!

Aggiema (Michelle) said...

What a wonderful birthday present that would be. I know that you would give up birthday presents forever if Tricia could be healthy anyway. Praying that this is the real deal! Blessings!

Kristina said...

I am hoping and praying that these lungs are a match!

diaduit said...

I'm certainly praying these are the lungs God has for Tricia! Thanks for the update!

Danielle in MO said...

Best Birthday Ever!!!! Will keep praying for all of you and the donor family!!

Brooks Family said...

Praying!

Carol said...

Haven't even introduced myself to you and your wife, but wanted to quickly tell you that I am praying for you and for God to orchestrate a miracle! Just got introduced to your blog from a friend and enjoy your writing style and your sense of humour!

Prayers are flying heavenward from Oshawa Ontario Canada (Just outside Toronto!)

Carol Churchill

Heidi said...

WOOOHOOOOOOOO! I'm forwarding this to everyone I know so they can send prayers, good vibes, etc etc your way! Hang in there guys! I have a feeling...this is the one!

Tina said...

Wow! Praying hard for the best birthday gift ever!!!!

Dutch Momma of 4 said...

My heart just skipped a jump when I read the intro...
Will check back a lot to find out what is happening!
Happy Birthday Nate!

Tara said...

praying praying praying! and happy birthday too :)

Denise said...

Praying for you. What an amazing birthday present that would be for you, Nate!

Becky said...

wow that would be the best birthday gift for you ever! You will be in my thoughts and prayers all day. Cant wait for an update!

Mike said...

Praying as always...Happy thoughts

gmomof7

Karis said...

God is always on time ... I am praying praying praying ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Praying, praying, praying, praying joyfully!!!!

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Wow - what a birthday present that would be, Nate! Thinking of you both and praying that these lungs are the ones meant for Tricia, and that she will not be too anxious while you are waiting to find out. Will be checking back for updates. X

Patty said...

My first thought this morning when I read it was your birthday was "What an awesome birthday present new lungs would be!". I pray the Lord will hold you all very close today! May the peace that surpasses understanding prevail in your hearts.

The Smith Family said...

what an awesome birthday gift if this works out today- I was just talking to my husband about you this moring saying I really hoped that Tricia got her lungs soon- My team for Great Strides is building as we speak! We are "Walkin' for Tricia"

www.smithfamilyx6.blogpsot.com

kidsworld said...

Praying for a PERFECT match!!! I'm glad I was too early on my birthday wish...I think it is fate! Also, praying for your and Tricia's patience during this time of waiting for GOOD news and again for the tx team's knowledge and discretion.

Really enjoyed reading the analogy that 'wannaseejesus' made:
"Because of His death and resurrection, we are able to live!!!"
What a great tribute and message for organ donation month and having just celebrated Easter.

Looking forward to your next post!

refreshing in ohio

Mandy said...

This would be an awesome birthday present! I say this with some apprehension, because it could, as you said, be a dry run.....! Praying for you and Tricia! God has a plan!

Brandon and Mandy said...

We're praying for you!! Hopefully this will be your best birthday ever :)

nicole said...

Happy birthday to you! Wow! What an amazing gift! We'll be praying for her.

Rich and Lauren said...

what a great b-day present that would be! we're praying for you guys!!!!! we love you!!!!!!

Vicki said...

Praying for all!

Erin said...

WHATEVER the outcome- know that prayers will be said, faith tightened, and love being sent from all over the world- not just to Tricia, but to the family of the organ donor as well.

Kim said...

This could end up being a great birthday present! (Seriously-how many people have written that?)
Still, true enough.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATE!
Praying for Tricia-and all of you. Hope this is the real thing.

DangitAnge said...

Praying again!!

God, May your will be done.

Sharon S. said...

My 8yo daughter & I just prayed for you. She says, "I really hope these lungs work, and we're praying for you every day. And Gwyneth, too."

Valerie said...

I'm praying!!

Crystal said...

I have tingles down my spine...

Praying that this is THE set for Tricia and many prayers for the donor family as well.

((((((Tricia & Nate)))))))

Dennis said...

We are praying in Fond du Lac, WI!!!

Dennis, Jodi, Sam and Emma

David, Ashley and Noah said...

Awesome! Prayers in Columbus, OH! You guys are loved!

Beka said...

I will be praying so much! How amazing would it be if this actually happened on your birthday? I'm sure you couldn't ask for a better birthday gift!

May God give you strength for whatever lies ahead today.

pw said...

Thank you Jesus that this is all in your hands!

Will keep praying...

Lauren said...

Praying!!!! What a great birthday present for you!

The Barrick Times said...

Hi Nate! My husband and I have been following your blog for a few months now and have been anxiously reading and praying for your family ever since. We actually went to Nags Head church this fall when we were vacationing, not knowing anything about your situation. What a small world! We pray that your family would continue to be richly blessed as you wait today. Looking forward to hear how it goes! (Happy Birthday, too!) -Melissa and Bobby

Sarah said...

What an awesome birthday gift that would be! Thoughts and prayers for all of you!

The Dukes Family said...

I'm praying this is God's birthday gift to Nate ... may you all be filled with peace as you wait.

TruePraise said...

praying in Raleigh.

Robyn said...

As I was about check your blog, I thought to myself that it would be a wonderful birthday present to the 2 of you if it happened today. Hoping and Praying that these are the lungs for her.

The Rosetto's said...

Praying!

PartyofFive said...

Praying this is the one.

Kristina said...

Oh I am so praying that this set is Tricia's! What a birthday present that would be for you!
Tears in my eyes, prayers in my heart!

Alison said...

praying...for you and the donor family...

What a wonderful birthday gift this may be!!! The best ever!!!!

Garrison said...

What a great birthday gift this would be! I'm praying!

Jill said...

Praying for God's will to be done!

Jodi said...

Hello!
I stumbled upon your blog a few weeks ago and have been "lurking" ever since ... just wanted to let you know I woke up in the middle of the night last night with Trica on my mind ... I started praying --I just couldn't shake the feeling that there was a transplant going to begin shortly so I've been praying especially for the transplant... I get online this morning and see there very well maybe a transplant in the near future!:) the LORD bless you all!

Christina said...

Great news. Praying and keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you guys that everyones prayers are answered today.

Happy Birthday.

Rhea said...

praying for you, trish, and the donor's family.

Kate said...

Praying that this is it and that everything goes well.

Praying, too, for Tricia and your peace of mind and for God to keep your spirits calm as you wait.

Herman said...

ACK! The excitement!! Praying here!

Stephanie said...

Praying for new lungs! Praying for you all as you wait, and also for the donor's family.

Kerry said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that you get a birthday present you'll never forget! Tricia, if I could take your anxiety from you I would!

Kerry in Wichita

Allie said...

I'm de-lurking to let you know that I'm praying... joining the many who are doing just that....

Momof2bz said...

Praying lots here! What a wonderful birthday present that would be!!!!

Magoon Family said...

I am praying that these are the ones!!!! God is good and he will bless you both indeed!

sandra said...

I am praying this will be it Nate, what a wonderful birthday this will be.

Sylvie said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Anastasia, Pascal and Juliet send big hugs to Tricia,
(Juliet loved the joke with the little pug!)

and '' Bon anniversaire'' Nathan!

sethsmommy-01 said...

Praying!

Briana said...

Oh my goodness! Waiting on the edge of my seat and praying for everyone involved.

Dragonfly29 said...

Will be praying! Not only for you and the news that you are wanting, but for the donor family as they face the future without their loved one.

jheatherdefoor said...

Wow that would be an awesome birthday present for you! Praying for you and the donor's family!

Hope you have a great day!

Katie said...

I just wanted to say I've been reading your blog for awhile now and you both are a true inspiration to me. I am truly praying that Tricia gets her new lungs today and I wish this to be the best birthday ever! Thanks for sharing your amazing story with us.

Vandyformeplease said...

I'll be in prayer for this!!!!!!!!! I'm glad I checked the updates!

Can't wait for the next update!

Annie-Nashville

Schoggie said...

Nate and Tricia
Please know that you I pray for you guys everyday and I will pray extra long and extra hard today. I know that whatever happens I have to trust that God knows what he is doing. Keep us updated on the progress. If the lungs are a go Nate you better watch out because Tricia will be running circles around you in no time!

God Bless
Megan

Lyndsay said...

Wow!! What a roller coaster!! What a birthday gift!!! Praying in Canada.

luziesnotes said...

keeping you in my prayers!

kcjo said...

i'm praying!!!

mrsnan said...

Squeal! So excited!

Praying and jumping up and down,

Sarah Tillman

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