Saturday, August 20, 2011


Our Mountain

As many know,we were scheduled for surgery on Friday to place the peretonial catheter in Sawyer's belly.  This catheter allows him to do dialysis at home in preperation for a kidney transplant. 

The doctor says dead kidneys do not regain function. Although, Sawyer's kidneys are not completely dead, there has been no hope given that they will ever work well enough to sustain him. Thus, the transplant. 

We felt like we got hit by a BIG MOVING BUS on Thursday when we received this information.  Friday morning we were unsettled about the fast track to surgery.  In short, we felt that we gave ourselves no opportunity to see God move. 

In passages of Matthew 21 and Mark 11, Jesus says "whoever says to this mountain,'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him."

Sawyer's kidney failure is our mountain. On Friday morning, we told our mountain to move!  If Jesus, our Lord, was raised from the dead and one day He will raise us all from death, then these dead kidneys can be resurrected.  We have this faith.

Sawyer is no more deserving of healing than any of these other children here.  Our hearts break to see them and hear the stories.  However, Sawyer's kidney failure is our mountain and we are speaking to it. 

We are not commanding God, by no means are we giving Him advice, we are commanding our mountain. To God, we have humbled ourselves, turned away from our sin, sought His face and asked him to heal our son.  We will place our trust in Him no matter the outcome.

Our doctor is wonderful.  Not only did she post pone the surgery Friday, she has paused Sawyer's dyalysis today so that we can good a good measurement of  Sawyer's kidney function before surgery on Monday.  We will know if his kidneys have improved sometime tomorrow (sunday).

This is a CRITICAL 24 hours.  We told our mountain to move on Friday.  We will not know if it did until tomorrow.  Those who are willing, will you join me and Karen in asking God today to bring Sawyer's kidneys back to life?  Yes, this is a medical impossiblity. Even this morning our doctor told us that she did not expect any improvement. Yet, we still have this hope.

Thank you for your prayers!

2 Chronicles 7:14English Standard Version (ESV)

14if my people who are called by my name(A) humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 


Anonymous said...

Joining you guys!

Anonymous said...

Joining you guys!


Family Times and Challenges said...

I am in constant prayer.

Family Times and Challenges said...

praying constantly

Anonymous said...

Love to the Debauses! Praying w/o ceasing, hoping w/o doubting.


Anonymous said...

Owen Haley Garth and myself have been praying.we will continue to.

Anonymous said...

standing with you in prayer!! Glory to our God who is mighty to heal!

Anonymous said...

praying and believing with you!

ken branch said...

I just read your story about ur lil guy. Would like to say that never give up nor stop fighting. Dr. Restaino is a great doctor if she ur lil ones doctor.she was my doc from age 15 til I was 25...if you need any advice or just talk about it Cindy can get in touch with me. I am will continue to pray for lil your lil one

Anonymous said...

Toby & Karen, just to let you know that you will be on our prayer list Sunday morning in our SS class. Nothing is impossible for Jehovah Rophe!
(friend of Jill's)

Anonymous said...

Karen and Toby,

I personaly know that Our Heavenly Father reaches out to touch us in our most difficult times. My prayer for Sawyer has been that He would experience a complete healing touch and recognize that Jesus has touched him. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you experience His peace as you trust God for your little one. jmk

tripoetry said...

I'm praying for you little one! G-d is in control. I pray that He comforts you and heals you.

I love you all,

Cousin Kimmie

Doug & Sharon Persons said...

The Persons family is praying for Sawyer and all of the DeBause family!