Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Transplant Complete!!!!!

Mindy and Katie are both out of surgery!!!!!
We just saw Mindy in the recovery room and she is doing good. I won't be able to see Katie for 2 more hours because they have to monitor her in the recovery room. The surgeon talked to us and said that everything went great. The kidney started functioning right away. I can't wait to see her. Thank you God for all that you have brought both Mindy and Katie through today. I will post later after I get to see Katie.

37 comments:

Patrice said...

Praise the Lord! I am so thankful to hear that everything has gone well and the kidney is working!!

Thanks so much for keeping us updated!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!!! I've been checking the blog and praying all day. I will continue to pray for all of you and your families.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome God we have! Thank you Lord for being with the entire Rietman/Lubbers/Roelof families. We continue to pray for the "girls" for a rapid and complete recovery. Thank you Lord that the kidney is working! We love all of you!

cara said...

We have an awesome God!!!! I am so glad that everything has gone good so far. We will continue to prayer for all four of you as both Katie & Mindy recover from their surgeries.
Thanks for keeping us updated.

Sheila said...

Great news!!!!!
Love and hugs to all of you. You will all remain in our thoughts and prayers

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you! I will continue to think of you and pray for a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

God is so good :)

Thank you for being so faithful and obedient. What an inspiration!

Rachel said...

Praise God!! He is Awesome! We thank God for taking care of Mindy and Katie. We will continue to life them up during the time of their recovery! God Bless you and your family.

Mrs.Rotty said...

thank god!!!!!!!!!!!!! i pray for a quick recovery!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank GOD!! I'm so happy to hear they are both doing well!! I'm crying with joy while I read this! I'll keep praying that everything continues to go well!!
God bless you all and BEST WISHES for a speedy recovery!
Thanks for the updates Robb! You all are in inspiration!!

~ Jenna B. / blog lurker

Anonymous said...

Praise GOD!!! He is again proven to be our answers to prayers to those who are faithful to Him! Thanks for keeping all of us updated back home in Overisel - we will continue to praise Him! May God continue to bless all of you~

Meegs said...

Woo! Great news!!
Heres to continuing fortune, a happy kidney, and a quick & easy recovery!

Jacki said...

Wonderful news! Thanks for keeping us informed Robb! God is Great! I will continue to be praying!!

Anonymous said...

What great news for you all! Praise the Lord the surgery is over. What a blessing it must be to have such skilled surgeons and nurses! We continue to think of you often.

tracy said...

so great!!! I've been praying for everyone! Thanks for keeping this updated so we know what's going on with Katie and Mindy! We'll keep praying!

Anonymous said...

yeah God!! Is there an address that I could send you something!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited! I can't wait to see you guys. I will continue to pray and hopefully talk to you soon. Love you guys, Angie

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!! I'm so glad both procedures went well and that Mindy and Katie are doing good. I pray for speedy recoveries for the "Sistas!" Take care of yourselves! Thanks for sharing this beautiful story...I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers! Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie and Robb,
I just discovered your blog today, and I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. I hope that you have a quick recovery from your surgery. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Grandma B and I are thanking God for watching over all of you today and always. We love you lots and will continue to ask his healing hand upon Katie and Mindy. Thanks for the updates Robb!

AHUMC said...

THANK YOU JESUS!!!!

Debbi

Anonymous said...

Great news! Thank you for all the updates today - isn't the "world wide web" an amazing tool! Well wishes all the way from South Carolina to South Africa - amazing how many lives have been touched by your story. What a day for all of you - praise God!!

Abbie said...

Thank God for a successful surgery! I am praying for you!

Tom and Cindy Schipper said...

Great news!!! Praise God!!!! We will continue to pray for you all!!! Tom & Cindy Schipper

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad they are both doing well and the kidney started functioning right away! Praise the Lord! Been thinking and praying for both Mindy and Katie all day!

Lisa said...

Wonderful news Robb! Hopefully you have seen Katie by now. Praying for speedy recovery's for both Katie and Mindy and good health. How awesome the kidney started functioning right away. God Bless!
Theodore's

Val said...

God is Good!!! How Awesome!! Praying for speedy recoveries!!!!!

Nate and Kristen Vande Guchte said...

Katie, Robb, Mindy, and Kyle: Kristen and I have been thinking about all of you today. We are so thankful that things went well, and we are still praying for a speedy recovery. We are so happy to see that things are on their way up. We will keep sending those prayers up and up!

Dan and Jordan said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!

Matt said...

A long time in the waiting! WOOOOHHOOOO!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! Thanks so very much for the updates. I will continue praying for a speedy recovery! God is good, all the time God is good!!

Stacy

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!

We are so glad to read about your surgery. It sounds like the Lord has answered our prayers. I know it will be a difficult road ahead, but we will conitnue to pray for a full and speedy recovery.

Vander Hulst family

wifetoonemomtotwo said...

Our God is sooo God! Thanks for keeping your Overisel family posted on the progress!

aLLieBooBeRZ said...

THANK GOD!!!!!!!!! THat is wonderful!!!

Cyn said...

Congrats. I watched my soon-to-be ex husband donate a kidney to his cousin just 4 days after we married. It was a miraculous life changing event. I am so happy for you.

Tom and Cindy Schipper said...

Hi Katie!
So good to hear that things are going well! Great post yesterday on Job!
Thanks for being you! Thanks for praising God!
Blessings to you!
Glory to God!
Tom

Tom and Cindy Schipper said...

Hi Katie!
So good to hear that things are going well! Thanks for yesterdays post about Job!
Thanks for being you!
Thanks for praising God!
Blessings to you!
Glory to God!
Tom