Thank you everyone for your nice comments. As Doug and Izaak are lucid and able, they are reading some of your nice words. Because of Doug’s immunosuppressant medication, his room has to be very sterile, so he does not have flowers and such lining his rooms. Instead, Doug is able to read all of your kind words that have been posted throughout.

Truth be told Doug and I would both prefer to be online than in a flower shop any day. David Legg came by Doug’s room today while Doug was first able to get online since the surgery. I was posting to the blog, and David commented how we looked happy sitting there on our laptops. Doug told of a vacation that our families took several years ago where we sat in the room online blogging the whole time–what a fantastic vacation.

Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.

  • Dave Angel

    Doug & Kelly,

    You both remain in my prayers and recently those have been prayers of thanksgiving for your successful surgery. I continue to be amazed at the work God does and astounding by the truth the we are indeed “fearfully and wonderfully made.”


  • Larry Warren

    Hi Doug,

    It was great to see you looking so well this morning!

    I remembered these words by Eugene Peterson

    When we are normal we talk
    When we are dying we whisper
    But when thereis more in us than we contain, we sing

    There are a lot of us singing because of what God is doing with You and Izaak.

    Do rest, you and Izaak have been through a lot!

    Grace and Peace,


  • Doug,
    Good to see you doing well. Seems they can fix you up with a new kidney but you’re on your own curing the bed head. Keep up the good healing.

  • Rita Moore

    Hey Doug,
    We were in last night-David just couldn’t stay away. He said “This is just too big!” I know you will understand that we didn’t want to come invade your room with our germs. We don’t want to take any chances. I’ve checked the blog here twice today from work…I know one thing, I’m staying away from Izaak’s room for sure. Things were seemingly quite in his room last night, but that could’ve been deceiving. Anyway, I am so thrilled to see the pics of you sitting up looking so great. We are so thankful for our answered prayers.
    Love and blessings,

  • Susan Kemppainen

    Doug and Kelly,
    Know that I continue to keep you in my heart and am gladdened by the continuing good news coming from this blog.

    Please remember, I’m here if I can help.


  • Maria Richardson

    So glad to see a pic of you up and awake! You know you’re in our prayers daily. We are awed and humbled by the working of God in your small community. Mom and I came by yesterday, but didn’t stay late enough to get a glimpse of you wheeled down the hall to your room. I did, however, leave a highly spiritual gift for your enjoyment once you can touch germy things again: a set of rock-em sock-em robots that fit on your fingers.
    Love you so much,

  • Luvern Miller


    It looks as though all went well, just as we have asked that it would. (nice robe)
    You are getting as gray as me, just not as bald.
    Keep writing about the kingdom.


  • tim standridge

    ……… fish ….

  • Kelly

    Hey guys–Doug and Izaak look great. Mike and I will be by tomorrow. We figured the guys would have their share of visitors today, so we waited. We are ecstatic about the way they are already getting up. Have they been giving Doug’s immunosuppressants via IV or by mouth? Well, anyway God bless them both–hope to see you guys tomorrow. Thank you so much, Jeremy, for your wonderful efforts in keeping us informed. Have a great night!

    Kelly McClung

  • Hi Doug,
    Keith and I are so happy and blessed to see and hear that both you and Izaak are doing well after the surgery. Although it’s been probably 10 years since I’ve seen you in person…I still remember your laugh. And when I saw your picture today on the blog the laugh came back to me.
    Keep laughing my friend. You are a such an incredible blessing to this world.
    We miss you!

  • Dawn Cooper

    I loved that vacation to Floydville blogspot…but I’m loving this blog even more!!

    Go God!
    Go Doug!
    Go Izaak!

    (and this is for you Doug…go big orange or vols or whatever you always add at inappropriate moments!)

  • Wanna

    I’m glad to see both of you doing well… Isaak, you are incredible! And Doug, it’s good to see you smiling :-). Hugs and prayers for quick recovery from me!


  • AJ

    I remembered a quote I heard long ago: “Everything that has every happened to you up to this very second …………. is over”. Now you live – you have already given – now you take. We are thrilled that both of you are doing well – we look forward to your return to work. Love from all of us.