Monday, February 18, 2008

A Prayer Request

A few weeks ago I posted about Nate and Tricia, their newborn (preemie-Gwyneth), and Tricia's Cystic Fibrosis. I hope you all have been following their blog, but in case you haven't, they have asked for prayer for something important today. Right before they found out they were having their little girl, Tricia was on the transplant list for a double lung transplant. A while ago Nate shared in a blog some specifics of Tricia's Transplant vs. No-Transplant odds. In case you don't have time to check it out, here is some:

"I've mentioned this before, but I'll mention it again. Duke's survival rate for double lung transplant is higher than the national average. For CF patients at Duke, there is about a 95% survival rate through surgery and first year, a 65% survival rate through the first 5 years, and a 45% survival rate through 10 years. Compare that to a 50% survival rate 1 year from now for Tricia without a transplant, and a "0%" (doctors words) survival rate 5 years from now for Tricia, and those above numbers look really good."

So obviously the transplant it very necessary and important. For weeks they have been asking for prayer concerning Tricia being listed on the transplant list again. If she is listed, she will be at the top, and stands a very good chance of receiving this important surgery soon. If she is not listed for whatever reason, her stay in the hospital extends as they work to prepare her in whatever area she was not ready (i.e. infection, etc.). The sooner she is able to have surgery the sooner she will be ready to go home, visit Gwyneth steadily with her husband, and get back to her life and all the things that she loves and misses.

Nate has asked for prayer today that she be put on the transplant list tomorrow. Please join Matt and Josiah and I praying for their family and for Tricia to meet all the requirements she needs to, to be placed on the list. So far their blog has received over 1 million hits! 110,000 just since Valentine's Day. If they could have that many people praying for them, and all the people connected to those people (that's ya'll reading our blog ;-) just imagine...

Thanks Friends!