Monday, February 16, 2009

God has smiled on us today!

After hours of waiting, the surgeon walked into our little "quiet room" to tell us the news. He sat down in a chair across from us and said that he just couldn't explain why everything went so smoothly this time. Needless to say, Jeff and I were overjoyed and knew that God's hands had been at work today. He continued to explain that they were able to put the liver all the way into the abdomen and place the patch where they wanted it. Jacob remained stable, tolerated the changes, and stayed on the lower vent settings that he had achieved in the last few days. The surgeon even said that he saw a little more right lung. This was what we had asked for! We still have a long way to go...there will be many more hurdles to jump over in the next few months before bringing him home. But, today has been a blessing beyond what we could have imagined. The doctors are concerned about a possible clot that they found in his lower extremities after surgery. Please pray that this hurdle will not obstruct further recovery for Jacob. May God bless you today as we have been blessed by you. Thank you for taking our son before the Father and being a part of this journey.

44 comments:

  1. We certainly have an awesome God! I was so glad to hear the great news. Will continue to keep praying for your sweet little Jacob. Thank you Lord for smiling on this sweet family!!!

    Sissy Glover

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  2. Dear Jeff and Julie,
    I'm having a hard time seeing through my tears of joy and praise!
    How Great is our God!

    Our prayers continue,
    Suzanne

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  3. My heart just skipped a beat when I read your updated news! My prayer today is that God hold you in the palm of his hand.

    Love to you all,
    Cookie

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  4. Great is Thy faithfulness....We serve a mighty God. Praise His Holy Name.

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  5. This is such great and blessed news. We've been praying for your family and the doctors throughout the day!!!!!

    Love,
    Ryan & Jeremy

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  6. I got chills after reading your post today. Our God truly is an amazing God!!!!

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  7. It was an honor to a part of that joy today

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  8. Hallelujah! God is good! We will keep praying for sweet baby Jacob!

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  9. Wow, PRAISING our Lord with you today and continuing to pray for Jacob's recovery and lung development!

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  10. PRAISE GOD! So glad to hear the awesome news!!! We continue to pray!
    Rob & Jessica Cook

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  11. God is so amazing. Way to go Jacob!

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  12. Praise God! He is good. We will continue to pray for Jacob's full recovery.

    John and Melinda Knott

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  13. What else can we all say but Thank God. We continue to pray for a easy post-op period.
    Megan C.

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  14. God is so GOOD!!!! You all will continue to be in my thought and prayers.

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  15. God is GOOD! Give little Jacob a kiss for me Julie :) xoxoxoxo Cousin Shellie

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  16. Amen and a big thank you!!! As always you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all!!!

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  17. GOD IS SO GOOD, PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME! HE HAS DONE GREAT THINGS AND WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE! We will stay on this journey with you and continue to bring Jacob to the Lord in prayer believing God for a complete recovery. We love you.
    Uncle Steve and Aunt Vicki

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  18. This is so incredibly awesome!! Thank you for letting us gaze at God's gentle compassion for us
    all in His powerful care of you and Jacob! Prayers will continue for you all.
    Holly, Angie's mom

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  19. Wonderful news! We are thanking God for a successful surgery and we will continue to pray for all of you.

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  20. What wonderful news!!!!! He is a strong little boy who is in amazing hands. God bless you all!
    Julie Vinton

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  21. I'm soo glad to hear this wonderful news!! As I sit here in tears I feel sooo thankful we have such a WONDERFUL God!! Hearing you talk of bringing Jacob home just brings such JOY to my heart! I can imagine it's still going to be a long road, but I will continue praying for good news and Jacob's continued strength! Our God is Good!! Stay strong Tuley's!! You've come a long way so far!! I'll be continuing to check in!
    ~Heather

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  22. That is awesome!! Prayer works!

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  23. What a wonderful feeling it is to know that God hears and answers our prayers! We have much to be thankful for! We will continue to pray for Jacob.

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  24. Jeff and Julie,
    This is the most awesome and fantastic news!!! Our God is so big, so strong, and he is Good All the time!! Praise him for the wonderful miracles he keeps working in your son!! I know you have said there is still a long way to go, but this is a great milestone.......... We are still praying for you, and loving you......
    ~Hugs~ Marie

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  25. So thrilled to read the news!!!!! Just wonderful that ALL of the major prayers concerns were answered! We will definitely keep the
    prayers coming for all of you, but I'm
    so grateful for this exceptional result!
    Ronda Walter, Mt Juliet, TN

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  26. Thank you for sharing your amazing story! What an inspiration your family has been to so many people. God has blessed you for your faithfulness. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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  27. Praise God! What wonderful news! You all will continue to be in our prayers! (friend's of the High's)

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  28. Praise God for your faithfulness. We will continue to prayer for your little family.

    Travis and Meagan

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  29. That's great news. We are so happy that the surgery went well. He is a cute little guy. God is Awesome. We will keep Jacob and your family in our prayers.
    Love,
    Kai and Brenda Mickey

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  30. So grateful. Every day is sweet, but this day is a victory.

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  31. Great news! We will continue to pray for your family!

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  32. The song Our God Is An Awesome God needs to be the mantra for the Tuley family. Jacob has truly been a blessed child with all the love and support from his parents and other family members. Do not let yourself get run down and sick for you will need all your own strength to get thru the small hurdles that are left to encounter. Kisses and hugs for all of you.

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  33. Praise God! Julie and Jeff your faithfulness inspires me more than you can ever know. God is good!!!!

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  34. Awesome! Amazing! Wonderful! Incredible! God is taking care in His time and in His way! Thank goodness we are in His hands!

    I love you guys!!

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  35. What great news, I'm glad to hear surgery went well. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers and hope that Jacob has a good recovery.

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  36. My heart is very thankful to God for every miracle you have witnessed through the life of your little warrior! I will continue to pray for complete healing and growth in the name of Jesus for Jacob. I want you to know that my faith has been deeply stirred up as I have been watching yours depending on God through every tough step of your journey. I praise God for your strong faith in Him!
    love,
    Jamie (Erickson) Hoskins

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  37. What great news! I'm so happy for your family. May God continue to bless your little Jacob in the days and weeks to come.

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  38. Jennifer Vanover sent me the msg to pray for you. I just wanted to tell you, although you already know, that GOD IS GOOD....ALL THE TIME! He works miracles everyday. My sister was ejected from her car on to the interstate 75 ft a year and a half ago. Vandy's team and the good Lord have given her a life again. She has brain injury but is alive and getting better ALL of the time. Her blog is www.hillarycoltharp@xanga.com. Please know you have our support and prayers. Go Jacob Go!!!! May God send his angels to surround little Jacob and heal him 100% and also I ask that God surround you with strength and faith to get through this trying time xoxo

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  39. God has chosen to glorify Himself at this time through each of you...and while answering your prayers He has blessed each of us who have had the opportunity to join you in praying so specifically for Jacob. Our small group met Sunday evening and prayed, just as specifically as you had requested us to do. The elation from His specific answers was beyond words and such an incredible joy to share with those who had prayed. Thank you for taking the time to share and having the willingness to be so open about all of this journey. Keep letting us know the needs and we will keep taking them specifically to the God who can do amazingly more!

    Carol

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