Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I will never forget this day.

Wow, wow, WOW! This has been an incredible day.  It started in  despair and it's ending in celebration. 

Sawyer bounced back from the intensive care unit, escaped another surgery, and now he has ended this day with the best dialysis treatment he has ever had.  As of 6PM tonight, Sawyer more than surpassed his goal for his current dialysis treatment and he was only 1/3 of the way through it.  This means no surgery tomorrow and we may go home!

I will certainly never forget this day.   We were crying out to God, along with hundreds of others, begging for mercy on Sawyer.   He heard our cries and spared our boy.  He moved in a big way.

This has been evident to all of those around us. Many of the medical staff have commented about what happened today.  One nurse said she was "inspired" by what she witnessed. So was I.

Karen and I have been humbled and we are truly grateful.  We know there is so much suffering that takes place in this hospital. So many children have greater struggles.  Sawyer is no better than these others and we are no more deserving as parents. 

We don’t know the mind of God and we certainly do not know where He is taking us on this journey, but we are grateful for the win today.

We can’t thank you all enough for the prayers and support.  It blew us away that people gathered together tonight to pray for our boy.

I'll end tonight with a verse that has been sent to us several  times over and has helped us in the storm.

Isaiah 26:3-4(ESV)
3You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
4Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.


thirddayfaith said...

All I can say is Praise God...praise God...have a good nights rest friend...the Lord is keeping watch again over you and your boy.

Terry said...

Tears of joy tonight brother! Praise the sovereign God. Thank you for keeping everyone posted so that not only can we pray specifically, but so that we are able to see solid examples of faith in action. Thank you DeBause family.

Unknown said...

This is just totally AWESOME!!! God answered my prayers for you all. My prayer was that God would work in a mighty way. That God would do a job that would just astound the people and doctors around you. Thank you so much for this wonderful update. I will continue to pray,but will be sure to Thank God for his goodness, mercy and awesome job he did today!! Big Hugs Sawyer!!!! Will pray that you all get sleep tonight. :)

bo'sgirl said...

Glory! Thank you Jesus. You all are so loved.

Raquel said...

Toby and Karen - you two are amazing and I appreciate that you have shared your ups and downs -
How amazing is our God - to Him is all the glory!

Doug & Sharon Persons said...

Wow! Praise God! We are thrilled but not surprised at how God is delivering all of you through this! We pray you will rest in the joy and peace God has brought you through this entire experience.

Stephanie M. said...

God is so faithful! It is a joy to join with you in praising His holy name in this victory! Thank you for letting us be a part of this journey, through prayer.

Dawn said...

May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble;
Mag the GOD of Jacob defend you;
May He send you help from sanctuary,
And strengthen you out of Zion;
May He remember all your offerings,
And accept your burnt sacrifice.

May He grant you according to your heart's desire,
And fulfill all your purpose.
We will rejoice in your salvation,
And in the name of our GOD we will set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfill your petitions.

Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
They have bowed down and fallen;
But we have risen and stand upright.

Save, Lord!
May the King answer us when we call.

~Psalm 20~

Rejoicing with you in this glorious victory--for Sawyer but also FOR OUR AWESOME GOD!!!

Lori :) said...

Wow . . . wow . . . wow! I have goosebumps! God is soooo good! :) YAY!!!! Praise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

we are praising the Lord with you! thank you for updating your blog so our prayer requests are always on target...looking forward to meeting your family soon at the harvest co-op -

Anonymous said...

praise GOD!! GOD is Faithful and good. I will keep Sayer in my prayers. Love Susan

Unknown said...

Praise The Lord!! I know it will be good to get him home. God is good. Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us too! I'd say that I am suprised by your "sticktoitivness" but I know you too well. Love ya bro!

Pamela said...

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, because He lives, all fear is gone, because I know He holds the future, and life is worth the living just because He lives. Amen.