Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Praise God for His Many Blessings

Kate is out of surgery and in recovery. The doctor said she is awake and the operation was successful. Praise God!

Within the next 24-48 hours (after they conduct the pathology) they will know if the tumor is cancerous or not and to what degree.

Once she leaves the recovery room she will be in the ICU for at least 24 hours.

In addition to your prayers, the comments left on this blog have been very uplifting to both of us.

I am overwhelmed by God's grace.



Laura Joback said...

I feel somewhat psycho because I've been checking the blog every 5 minutes or so, knowing that a post would be given soon. Blessings to you, Dave...the initial "wait" while she was in Sx is over...now we'll pray for uplifting and patience for you during the NEXT "wait" while the pathologists consult. Not on site with you, Dave, but here for you both in spirit! Getting used to "waiting rooms," both literal and figureative is quite a bite, but its better when you're surrounded by loving friends, family, and a faithful God. Laura Joback and family

Anonymous said...

great news, dave. i've been checking the blog while waiting in traffic. it's hard to drive while typing. we will continue in prayer.

russ nolting

Dick & Lina Reynolds said...

we just found out about Kates surgery yesterday and want to encourage you that OUR GOD IS FAITHFUL and that you guys are in our prayers!

Lori Dyess said...


Praise God, that is wonderful news. We will continue to lift you and your family up in our prayers.

Lori and Mark Dyess

Anonymous said...

Whew - that's a relief!!! Glad to hear that she is out and doing well! And for the neurosurgeon to call it a "success" seems like great news. I don't know many neurosurgeons who would say that unless they felt really good about how things went!! We hope you feel surrounded by God's peace and love and prescence. We are praying for great news from the pathologist, but we know that no matter what, God will carry you through.

Love, Gracie

Anonymous said...


This is just wonderful news - Praise the Lord! Pattie called your cell by accident and got Jeanie on the phone. She mentioned that Kate was already asking questions about the tumor, etc. . . . always one for the details ;-)

Pattie is having problems with her Internet connection and was unable to get on the blog. Once she gets on the Net she will be overwhelmed by the outpouring of support that Kate and family have received from your friends in Christ. Wow, what a support network!

Carol and I will keep praying for a great pathology report and a speedy recovery. We are just a phone call away if you need us.


Dad & Carol

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord. Chloe has been praying every half hour or so for Kate during this time. We love you and will continue to pray.

The Medlocks

aj said...

I guess this is the only blog comment you will be getting from a county jail (Im at work for those of you who dont know where I work) :). Its good to hear that your out and doing ok.

I'll make a longer message later.

Marilyn McDonald said...

Dave, you both have been on my mind all day long. Thanks for the updates, and the good news so far. Your whole family is in the palm of His hand!

Anonymous said...

Kate and Dave,
Amen to this great news, God is faithful. We continue to pray and to be thankful.
Kim Vander Velde

Anonymous said...

Kate and Dave,

Thanks so much for keeping this updated. We are at class tonight, and keep praying for you all.

Jac, Diane, Joy, & Joseph Collins

Mary Anne Hughes said...

Praise the Lord that the surgery went well! Our whole family has been praying for you all throughout this day, as I'm sure our Bible Study will tonight. Please tell Kate that in her honor today I almost wrote her name in as my vote for County Prosecutor (There was no Republican on the ballot and she has been at the forefront of my heart and mind!) Don't worry...I didn't do it. Although she'd be great at that TOO, I'm sure! ;-)

I hope you will find comfort and encouragement from one of my favorite OT passages:
"...Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

We will continue to pray for a strong recovery and very uplifting news in the days to come.

Much love,
Mary Anne
for the Hughes family
(Steve, Caroline, & Elizabeth)

Anonymous said...

Praise The Lord. What wonderful news. God is so Good. Will continue to pray for good test results. The Sehrt Family!

Aimee Wiggers Kuzemka said...

Dave and Kate-
So glad this part is behind you. You continue to be in our prayers. For now that Kate's pain will be managable and that you (Dave) get some REST!!!In addition prayer for a clean pathology report. We wait anxiously with you my friends!
In HIS Grip-
Aimee Wiggers Kuzemka

Anonymous said...

Kate & Dave:

You may not remember us, but my husband and I were in "Partners" with you way back when, and your prayer concerns and blogspot landed on my desktop through the church. My heart melts for you both, and I am inspired by the way you have responded to this trial placed in your path.

Know that many women have been praying for you today, as we conducted our regular Tuesday morning Bible studies.

Since you're asking for them ... the verse that keeps me going through tough times is the following: "I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength" (Phil. 4:13).

God bless you both,
Sue Jenkins

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the good news. All the kids at the learning center (and the moms) prayed for you today. You will continue in our prayers.
David and Nancy Williams

Anonymous said...

Praise God! We are so happy to hear that Kate is doing well. We will continue to pray for her recovery.
Kelly, Patrick, Rebecca, Hannah, Joshua and Jacob Park

Anonymous said...

Carter, Cole and Stu - Hannah and Holleigh said to say hello and they are praying for your mommy.

Love, Ms. Patty (and Mr. Jimmy)

Anonymous said...

From the Lopez Family in Indianapolis,

I am so glad to hear that the surgery went well. Praise God!!!!

Sara(our 8 year old) and I prayed for you, Kate and your whole family tonight.
Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. We will continue to lift you up in prayer over the coming days. May you feel his peace and hope during this time.
Julie Lopez
(Pepe,Sara,David,and Anna too)

Anonymous said...

Fear not, I am with thee
O be not dismayed
For I am thy God
And will still give thee aid
I'll strengthen thee, help thee,
And cause thee to stand
Upheld by my righteous,
omnipotent hand.

noel and nicole hauser said...

We are so happy to hear that the surgery was a success. We have been praying without ceasing, and Samuel prayed for you,too! We will continue to pray for you- for good results from pathology, for peace, and even for joyous moments in the midst of this trial. Isn't it comforting to think that none of this caught God by surprise? He isn't scrambling to figure out what to do, as if caught off guard, but is actively using this to impact the lives of others. The way you live your lives is such a testimony to everyone around you. And your confidence in God's power and His promise to "never leave you or forsake you" is further testimony of your faith. We love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Hi kate and family. My eyes have been filled with tears reading all of these blogs, and how your faith in the Lord is carrying you through. As i read from Nancy Peterman, the Lord woke her up early to pray for you - I also woke up at 4am to pray. I rarely wake up at that time. Stay strong and the Schillings continue to pray!
-Susan Schilling (and gang)