Thursday, October 9, 2008

"The Miracle Men"
Dr. Carl Muthu, Dr. Thomas Schwab, Dr Mikel Prieto (surgeon)


Katie is doing good. She got to talk to Mindy on the phone this morning for the first time since before transplant. The doctor and his team came in this morning and were very impressed at Katie's condition. They said that she has the smallest incision that they have ever preformed on an adult. Several of them have told us this so it must be true and not just a feel good line :) Things are looking great and we are very excited with how things are going. Her creatin level entering surgery was 11.7 and now it is 5.1 and dropping Hooray God is absolutely amazing!! Thanks for all of the prayers and support. Katie read all of the comments early this morning at 2:30 when she woke up. Thanks again. We will post later today with more updates.

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Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo! So excited for you! You look good Katie!

Anonymous said...

You are an inspiration to me and my family. You have been through so much but still always have such a positive attitude.There are so many couples out here who have gone through a tragedy of losing a child or not being able to have children so please know you give us hope and courage and make us see to be greatful for every minute of every day and how precious life is. I am so greatful you have shared your journey with total strangers; you have given me so much hope when I needed it. I am sorry for your loss and your struggles but God put you on this earth to show us all how life should be lived.I hope you have a very speedy recovery by the upadte it looks like you are fast on your way. Your sister is so special for giving you her kidney- that truly is unconditional love!All our prayers and thoughts are with you as you recover.

Lisa said...

Hooray! It's nice to see a post-surgery smile guys. Rest up so you can get back home soon.
Continuing to pray for all of you.
Theodore's

Nicole said...

It looks like you have a great team of doctors!

Sheila said...

Katie
YOU look great- less than 24 hours after surgery. I am so happy with all the great news and of the continued success!!! Praise God
I wil continue to keep you in my thoughts today as you start getting up and walking. I promise each time will be easier. Give your mom and Mindy a hug for me-
Keep up your spirits!! God has great plans for you

Meg said...

I have been following your blog for awhile, I'm kind of a quiet reader :) I missed a few days, and seeing that your transplant went well brought tears to my eyes! What a wonderful gift from your sister, the gift of life... congratulations!

bcyouloveit said...

You look great! God is amazing!

Lisa said...

We will continue to prayer for you guys! Glad to hear the surgery went good.

Laurie said...

This is such a beautiful love story between sisters. You are even more bonded now, if that is possible. I will be praying for a speedy recovery for both of you and many blessings ahead for both of your families.

Laurie in Ca.

The VanderZwaag's said...

What awesome news!!!! So thankful that everything is going so well with all of you guys!!! You were both mentioned this morning on JQ (Katie & Mindy Lubbers!!) So lots of people were praying this morning!! :) Glad to see smiles on both of your faces!! :)

aLLieBooBeRZ said...

That's fantastic!! Glory be to God!!

Anonymous said...

Katie and look amazing! I am so glad that everything is going so well. You and your sister have been in my thoughts and prayers.

Tara said...

God is so good! I will continue to keep you and Mindy in my prayers during this time of healing!

Amanda said...

Praise God! I wasn't able to check the blog yesterday but sent a prayer every spare minute I got.

Katie, you look amazing! God is truly great and I know He was there with you and Mindi in the operating rooms.

The people at Mayo are wonderful too.

Congratulations on a successful surgery! Can't wait to hear how much your life will improve from here :)

Krista said...

I am so glad to hear that everything went so well. Keep those smiles!

Anonymous said...

Katie, I am at Jill's house and reading your blog. I am so thankful and happy that it all is turning out so well for you and Mindy. I will continue to pray for you two and a speedy recovery. Love, Grandma Westrate

Anne said...

So glad to hear everything went well! You are in my thoughts and prayers constantly! Hope you have a fast recovery!

Courtney said...

Oh I'm so glad you girls are doing so well! Does Mindy have a blog too she posts on? I would love to leave her a little something too. If not just tell her I said hi and that I think what she is doing for her sister is just absolutely amazing. You girls are an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! I am so excited for you that everything is going so good! You are truly an inspiration to me. Here is to a speedy recovery for you & your sister. God bless!

Stacy

Becky said...

I just found your blog and read the entire thing in one sitting. Your story is so touching and moving.

You are a shining example of what God can do with any situation. Your faith is amazing and has inspired me.

You and your sister are in my prayers as you recover.

Anonymous said...

Look at you, smiling already, that is the girl we know and love. We are praying for a speedy recovery, we miss you in Overisel! You look good! Love ya,
Rob and Amanda

Amber said...

God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.
Katie you are an amazing woman. I am so happy for you. You are such an inspiring woman.

Designher Momma said...

God IS so good!!! Praying for you in Indianapolis....

Anonymous said...

Robb & Katie,
My heart is so full of love and compassion for you both right now that I don't even know where to begin this message - and I know that it is not going to convey in words what I am feeling in my heart right now. I heard about your surgery on WJQ this morning, and was drawn to find out more about you. I went to your blog and read your entire story. Words cannot express how deeply moved I am by you both. You are obviously very faithful to our wonderful Lord and Savior, and it is making satan mad! Please know that you are an inspiration to all who come to hear your story. We will probably never meet here on this earth, but I am sending you hugs and prayers. Love to you my brother and sister in Christ and praying for a quick and complete healing for you and Mindy.
Blessings,
Barb

Jessica Klein said...

We're so happy to hear that everything went well for both of you Katie. We'll continue to pray that you have a speedy recovery and can head home soon.

Anonymous said...

Robb & Katie (Mindy & Kyle)

Overisel is beaming with thanksgiving and praise on your successful surgeries.

Take it easy and we hope your recovery is speedy.

We have an AWESOME GOD!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful that you are doing so well! You look great, and I am praying for a speedy recovery for you and your sister. Lots of love from Rochester, NY to Rochester, MN!

Anonymous said...

It's so good to see those awesome smiles - continuing prayers from Overisel for all of you...God is so good, isn't He?? :)

Anonymous said...

God is so good!! I am so happy that everything has went so well!! Get better soon Katie (although it sounds like you already are)! Hope Mindy's recovery is quick, also.

Erin said...

katie, everytime i read you blog i get chills! like i said last night, you and robb are an amazing strong couple!

Anonymous said...

Katie And Mindy,
Your family is so proud of you two. I can't believe you were only 5 and 7 in my wedding as my junior bridesmaid. Katie, it is so special you have a part of Mindy in your body. You two are so brave!! The girls pray for you every night.
love,
Jeff, kelly, Court, jade& Ry

Anonymous said...

You guys look fantastic. I'm glad it's all over for you and Mindy. Hope for a really quick recovery for you both.

Trish

Emmaly Mabry said...

I am so glad to hear the good news. You must feel like you are on top of the world.