Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Paco Rocks!!

Thank you so much for all of your prayers these last few days!
We arrived in Rochester Sunday afternoon and started our tests early Monday morning. We both had blood and urine tests. Mindy's tests also included an 18 hour blood pressure recording and a renal clearance test. I met with a doctor and also had a needle biopsy of my new kidney.
This morning Mindy met with a few doctors to go over her tests, she is doing GREAT.
I met with my doctor again this afternoon to go over my biopsy results. We were all pretty nervous about this b/c the doctor we met with the day before rattled off a bunch of things that could show up, rejection, infection, inflammation, recurrent disease, etc. We were both prepared to hear that the disease was back since we had heard from day one that that was very possible. But that is not what we heard, Paco looks great! My doctor told me we could not have asked for better results!
Go Paco! Go God! Praise God, He is Good!
I also am feeling much better and my white blood count has gone back up a little bit. My meds were also adjusted to keep it in range. Yeah, 4 less pills to take!

25 comments:

cara said...

We have an awesome God!!!! I got tears of joy while I was reading your wonderful news. PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL (and I mean ALL) BLESSING FLOW!!!!!

Jennifer said...

GOD is GREAT all the time!!!! What AWESOME news Katie!! So happy for you all. I have the chills while I was reading it. Thanks for giving us the GREAT news. Been thinking about you guys and praying.

Nicole said...

Thats great news! I'm so glad things are working in your favor! I sense 2009 will be a great year for you and your family. God Bless

Neal, Rachel and Morgan said...

Katie:

I just got shivers reading your post!!!! Go Paco! Go God!! :) How exciting!! Glad to hear Mindy is doing well too!!!! Hope you four are enjoying yourselves now!! Safe travels home!

Jacki said...

Wonderful news Katie and Mindy! Yeah for Paco!!! Have a safe trip home!!

Emily Haight said...

YAY! Im so happy to hear the good news!!!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome news!! I am so happy for both of you! Safe travels back soon. Continuing to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Verna said...

What a great Blessing that is. We do have an awesome God!.

Kelli said...

Fantastic news! I'm so encouraged! I'm off to Portland Legacy tomorrow for my first face to face appt re getting on their active list. If you would be praying, I'd appreciated it so very much!

Kristin said...

So glad to hear that!
Awesome!!!!!

Nichelle said...

God is good...hope you are feeling great in body and in spirit...Praise be to God.

Darci said...

That is such wonderful news!!

Deana said...

Katie,
This is definitely your year! So incredibly happy for you. Keep the good news coming! :)

Keren said...

whoo hoo!! Praise the Lord! :)
Awesome news Katie!

Alli said...

Katie! This is AWESOME!!! Seriously....crying...tears just streaming down my face. God is GOOD! God is SO GOOD! Thank you for being so faithful to Him during your struggles. You are such a testimony of what God can do when faith prevails. I will continue to pray that these great reports keep coming back year after year after year. I'm just so happy for you, Robb, Mindy, and Kyle! Praise the Lord :)

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Katie,
I know we've just met, and without knowing why you had to go to the hospital, I just prayed for you for everything you are going through.
I am so happy to come here tonight and have good news.
God bless you Katy,
Lea

in.luv.with.m said...

Yea!!! Happy to hear the good news and see God continuing the miracle!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Great News Katie. I am so happy for you and Misty and Paco. Such a good way to start out the year and I continue to pray the best for you all.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

jenni said...

That is such wonderful news. It's going to be a great year for you... I just know it.

mlg- believe N miracles said...

that is great news! I am so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

A Son makes footsteps
To Heaven above
Then back and forth daily
Carrying all his love

Anonymous said...

Thanks Katie for sharing the good news about your check-up. GLad to hear you and Mindy are doing well. Look forward to seeing you all back in Overisel. Also, that was an awesome post on Dec. 31 - I had tears in my eyes just reading how you have handled all the huge events that have been part of your life in the last 10 monthes. Thanks for being an inspiration to all your readers - know that you are helping so many people with the faith and hope you express on your blog. We will hope 2009 has great things in store for you and Robb............friend from ORC

Anonymous said...

Katie---
Good news, yes we do have a awesome and faithful God !!!

MelArcile said...

Hi Katie. While blog hopping tonight, I can across your blog and was instantly intrigued. I too am from West MI (the first thing I noticed somehow!) and I quickly got sucked into your story. I just spent the past 3 hours reading your entire blog. What an amazing story you and your husband share. I admire your attitude, even through the difficult days. I'm not sure that I would be able to survive what you had this past year. It's good to see what an amazing God we serve. Congratulations on the clean bill of health.
Melissa
ps. If you still have availability for your personal blog, I'd love to be able to follow your journey to motherhood. Thanks.

Brian Vander Hulst said...

Praise God for the good report! We are so glad all is going so good for you both!

Funny thing, we were thinking of Mayo ourselves tonight. My family took me out to Red Robin for a burger, (for my birthday) but Amy and I both said that it is still nothing like NEWTS in Rochester. If you like burgers and fries, you gotta try them. It is a small place on the upper level of a little cafe just maybe a block or 2 south of the Gonda entrance.

Take care!