Kathie just called.  Izaak’s surgery is complete.  The kidney is beautiful (will post pictures when we get them).  Dr. Granadas stitched Izaak, and he will be going into recovery within the next 30 minutes.

The kidney is chillin’ in a tub where they are flushing it through the renal artery.  For kidneys they use Evian, not Aquafina.

Dr. Granadas is preparing to make the incision and they will be attaching the kidney within the next 30 minutes.


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  • Dawn Cooper

    Hi all,

    I wanted to let you know I’m with you in prayer here. (I’m at a design conference in Las Vegas…)

    Thanks for the blog J. I was not enjoying being away during this momentous occasion! So it’s sort of like being with you in the hospital waiting room…without the uncomfortable chairs (and I have a casino overhead.)

    Love to Doug and all the family. (Including Izaak’s — what an example he is of the love of Christ!)


  • Tammy Jones

    Thank you so much for keeping us posted throughout the day. We all love Doug so much, and I hope to meet brave Izaak someday! You’re all in our prayers.

  • Brad and Janet Getz

    We are praying for you and are looking forward (Brad) to seeing you later today.

    Izaak, well done, good and faithful friend!!! Doug should be recieving the kidney even as we write. Blessings and love!!!

  • Dan Frye

    Doug is such an inspiration to anyone who meets him. God’s grace shines thru his whole being. I hardly know Doug but I can see he is truly a special servant of God. Izzack you are special also. God is telling His story with this unique situation and friendship between you and Doug. May God continue to bless you both and your families thru the rest of the surgery and recovery.

    In Prayer,
    Dan Frye


    Thanks for letting usknow about the blog…….they are a really nice thing to keep us up to date. We are glad that all is going well so far and will continue to remember Doug and Issac during this crucial time.
    Gene and Ellen Larson

  • Bob Craig

    Love and prayers from all the Craig family.
    Grace and Peace…..


    Esther 8:8

  • Fred & Louise Dehler

    Thank you for the great news.

    In His Love,
    Fred & Louise