Saturday, February 17, 2007

Extubation Complete!

They pulled Lincoln's breathing tube out a few hours ago...He is doing great! He is more awake and realizing his pain more. Pray for his pain as he is being weaned off his pain medication. So far so good...almost 48 hrs complete! Praise God!

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

PTL!! Glad to hear things are holding stable. I've been thinking and praying for Lincoln so much. I am so overjoyed at the good news the Lord brought.

We'll keep as up-to-date as possible so we know what to pray for.
Love ya
Amber

Anonymous said...

We are SOOOO glad to hear the good news! It is awesome to see the Lord answer prayers! :-) We will continue praying for Lincoln as he adjusts to his new heart.

The Souders

Nancy said...

WOW! How amazing! Still praying for Lincoln that he continues to heal.

Aaron Family said...

Yay! I know extubation is a huge hurdle to overcome and I'm sure it is such a relief to see that tube gone. Can you hold him now??? Thanks for the updates.

Michelle

Vera Jean said...

We are so glad that Lincoln is doing so well. What a blessing. "God is so Good!" We continue to pray for all of you guys and look forward to seeing you soon. You are wonderful parents and I'm sure Lincoln will tell you himself, when he's a little bit older. Thank you for taking the time to share all of the updates with all of us. We will keep on praying!

Love you,

Vera Jean & Curtis

Terri said...

That is such wonderful news!
Wow... things are just going so great... We are thrilled beyond words!

Terri said...

That was great news about the extubation... but of course we hope that he is not in pain... and is made comfortable!!

Linda Posthumus said...

Hi You Guys,

It's so good to be back home so I could get on the blog and see the latest. It was great talking with you Josh and of course Vicki reporting in to me regularly. We are still so overjoyed and just on pins and needles all the time thinking of and praying for him during this time. WOW...it's still so amazing that he can be doing so well. Has God answered our prayers or WHAT??????!!!!! We will continue to pray for Lincoln's pain levels and wisdom for the doctors as they watch him closely. Also we are still praying for and thinking of, often, about the donor family with such gratitude for giving the gift of live to our Lincoln. What precious people they must be.

Love you all so much!

Walking on air and praising our Lord,
Linda (and George too)

melissa braun said...

God is so faithful! Keep that good news coming.

Anonymous said...

so glad to hear the extubation went well. You are all in our prayers and hearts.

love, lisa, rich, ethan and ryan
mondoux

Terri said...

Little Lincoln is famous around the world...I just went over to my buddy Tim from "The Special Zipper" over in Austrailia...

and he wrote about Lincoln on his blog.. requesting prayers.

http://beatinghearts4kids.blogspot.com/

SJ said...

God is so good - we are rejoicing with you and praying! Thank you for the updates - a continued testimony!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

PTL!! Thanks for the updates. I'm watching every day for news and praying each time. Love to you all.
Linda Iles (and Dan too!)

aunt donna from oregon said...

Hi Josh and Kristen,

I just checked my email and I am sooooooooooo excited about Lincoln's new heart! :-) For some reason, it did not show up on my computer Thursday or Friday so I was unable to send it out to our prayer partners but I know they have been praying daily for him and you. I will send this out right away tonight!

I am thrilled that Lincoln has done so well with his new heart and hs already had the breathing tube removed. God is soooooooo Good and so Amazing! The miracle continues and I am trusting God that it will keep on going and Lincoln will thrive with this very special gift from a very special family. I will be praying for the family who had to lose a child in order for Lincoln to gain a heart. I pray God's comfort will b great for them.

Hugs and much love to you and all the family. I am rejoicing with each one of you and look forward to the next update. Thanks for the great pictures as well.

Please wish Rob and Vicki a special Anniversary on Monday and give them my love.

Love ya so much,

aunt donna :-) Eph. 3:20

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We were so excited to hear that Lincoln has a new heart! He is such a strong and brave young man. He can now begin his recovery. Although there will be challenges along the way, each day Lincoln will grow stronger and healthier. Please give him a kiss on the hand from us. He is always in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Sarah, Christian, and Evan (your neighbor in the PICU)

Patsy said...

Hi Guys: Once again today I woke up thinking of Lincoln and praying and thanking God for how well he is doing. Blair told us that the Drs. said that Lincoln is recovering from his surgery faster than they have seen before. Yeah!!! Thank You lord! Today also as Linda also wrote I am also thinking of the donor family. I have decided to continue to keep them in my prayers. I know that you guys know more than any of us what they must be going through now. I pray that they will find a sense of joy in the midst of their loss that Lincoln now has a perfect new heart and new life. I pray that God will shower them with His love and understanding. I love you guys. Have another great day!

Linda Posthumus said...

Good Morning!

Riverpark Bible Church rejoiced this morning as Lincoln's precious face (with his tongue sticking out) was shown on the big screens explaining about his new heart. What a praise to be able to share the news giving glory to God!

There is a buzz about Lincoln all around the church this morning. People are so pleased to hear the good news. All send their love and say they will continue to pray.

We trust he continues to do well this morning as he begins his journey of recuperation. You'll be amazed how quickly he will bounce back...but he'll be so much better.

To GOD be the GLORY !!!!!

Love you lots!
Linda and George

Anonymous said...

Praise God!
Continuing to pray

Chris in Wales!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates. We can't stop thinking about you guys and are sharing with everyone the news about Lincoln. How great to see God's glory revealed through this situation. The God who shows himself through miracles all throughout scripture is still alive and moving today. PRAISE THE LORD!!!
Love you guys,
Sarah....John, Madison and Joel

Anonymous said...

oh baby Lincoln, you sweet boy, Jesus loves you and you are in our prayers. And mama Kristin and daddy, Josh you are loved. God is doing amazing things in your life. You are in my heart and in my prayers. Do not lose heart in doing good for in due time you shall reap if you do not grow weary. (Galations something) God is good when we feel it and when we don't.
Robin Boyd

Anonymous said...

Hi again. The minuet I heard about Lincolns new heart I immediately started singing this song that I learned when I was a little girl.I sang this about 45 years ago. My mommy told me something a little girl should know, It's all about the devil and I learned to hate him so, He always causes trouble and you never let him in, so open up your heart and let the sunshine in. So let the sunshine in face it with a grin, smilers never lose and frowners never win so let the sunshine in face it with grin ,open up your HEART and let the sunshine in. Love, Debbie Belmont

Anonymous said...

Hope all is well there. Just wanted you to know that we were thinking of you. Still praying for great results. Love you all

Amber and family

Anonymous said...

So excited to hear that all is continuing to go well. We continue to pray as Lincoln heals. We're so thankful for your blog as it always helps us know just how to pray. Enjoy your day as you bask in God's goodness. Love, The Bergmans

Anonymous said...

David & Frankie York's Life Group in Roseville continues to pray for you all fervently. We rejoice with you about Lincoln's great progress and God's mercy upon him.

Psalm 16:8 I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Anonymous said...

We are so excited for all of you.
God is doing a wonderful work. We hope you are finding your rest and peace in Him. (No matter what is going on around you.)
Love and prayers,
Jan and the ESA/Love INC clan

Anonymous said...

So grateful to God for his AMAZING power! We have a pic of Lincoln on our fridge and pray for you guys every day. We love you and will continue to pray for healing and the day when Lincoln can come home!!

In our prayers,
Lee and Tiffany Gear

Terri said...

Checking in for any updates or pictures.
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in Las Vegas...
The King Family

Anonymous said...

Sonrise Women's Ministry is praising God as they have seen their prayers answered regarding Lincoln. They can hardly contain themselves with shouts of joy, tears of relief and continued prayers filling the room as I updated them on Lincoln's progress. We will continue to be faithful in our prayers. Love and hugs, Chris Espedal

Nancy said...

Just checking to see how Lincoln is doing. I can't help but worry when there's no news for this long. Still praying for the little guy.

Linda Posthumus said...

Hey Fellow Bloggers,
The word I have is that Lincoln is doing well. He did have a little set-back. Kilothorax...but his heart is functioning great. Because of his set- back he will have to have his tubes in his chest longer. He had his first heart biopsy Wednesday and there are no signs of rejection. Praise God! His pressures are all good. Pray that his thorax issue would heal up quickly.

I check the blog a couple of times a day, myself, too waiting for the latest. I hope I'm not overstepping my bounds by letting people know he is doing well. Just keep praying!!
Linda

melissa braun said...

Thank you Linda! We appreciate the news. We are on pins and needles and yes, it is a bit nerve wracking when there is no news for so long at such a critical time. I've been hoping that "no news is good news" and it looks like that is mostly the case.

Terri said...

Hey Linda!
I think it's great you gave an update! Thank you!!
I check this blog constantly!

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