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A Huge Praise To God !!!!!!

22 Oct

The prior 60 hours we have been on a huge roller coaster of emotions. I have written of the events up through Monday morning with Caleb. I made my way from NYC to Tulsa and arrived home about 8:30 pm. My wife picked me up at the airport and we made our way to the hospital where Caleb was on the oncology floor, The biopsy had been performed earlier in the day and the mass seen in the cat  scan turned out to be a cantaloupe sized ball of a pasty substance instead of a tumor. One of his major blood vessels was wrapped around it. They sucked 80ccs of the fluid for testing and said they would have the results Tuesday afternoon. Caleb was in intense pain and was being given morphine to help relieve the pain. We had prayer with Caleb and Stacey and left for home after 10pm.

Yesterday morning I was eating breakfast and Stacey called. The surgeon had been in and said that Caleb would go to surgery yesterday or today. Before I had finished breakfast surgery changed to between 10 – 12. We hurriedly prepared and drove into town. We arrived only 15 minutes before he was taken down. We spoke for a moment, had prayer, and kissed him and told him that we loved him. It was hard to see my youngest son in so much pain and uncertainty. They only thing we were told was surgery would be a few hours. There were 3 surgeons; an oncologist, a GI, and a general surgeon. It seems they weren’t sure what they may be getting into but I know they had a direction and that God was doing the directing whether they knew it or not.

After only an hour an a half the phone rang in the surgery waiting room. We were surprised when they reported he was already out of surgery. The surgeon came in within a few minutes and gave us a full report. The huge ball was a cyst full of fluid which they excreted from the cyst and were able to remove it. They also found another cyst that he described as cottage cheese looking and removed it. When probing all around his internal organs a kink was found in his intestine that had been there since birth. They removed 2-3 feet of his intestine but found nothing that appeared to be cancerous anywhere inside of him. They did send all tissues and fluid in for testing to make certain there are no malignancies and we will know by Friday Before the surgery they really were looking for lymphoma.

The surgeon said that in his 30 years of being a surgeon he had never seen what he found in Caleb. He was able to find one case study from the 80s that matched. Caleb is truly a unique man and it continues. I arrived in his room at 7am this morning and he was sitting up, had good color, and was working on a word book. The Lord truly has been with us during this time.

At my age I have been through many such events. What helps me the most is looking back at God’s faithfulness. The prayers of God’s people is also a means whereby God works. He isn’t a genie in the sky that we can call upon to perform His magic. God has a plan, and His plan will be fulfilled and the many thousands of prayers were all a part of that plan. He truly answered them and we Praise His holy name for His grace and mercy.

I want to give you all a hearty thank you and wished I were able to give you all a very big hug. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

Shalom, until next time, Lord willing,

Levi

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2014 in Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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71 responses to “A Huge Praise To God !!!!!!

  1. Little Monk

    October 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Praise God, who so tenderly cares for us as His children. It is such a privilege to be part of so loving a family, and to pray for one another and hold one another up in our times of need. Thank you for your prayers for us, all the time. And thank you for allowing us into your life, to pray for you and yours when we may be of help as well. Grace to you — LM

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 11:45 am

      Thank you LM. We are one huge loving family and times like this prove it. I appreciate you!!!

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  2. paulfg

    October 22, 2014 at 11:24 am

    “He isn’t a genie in the sky that we can call upon to perform His magic.” – well said Levi. And I would repeat what Little Monk has written. It is indeed a privilege.

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

      And im thankful that you are my brother and youve allowed me into your life. 😀

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  3. nuvofelt

    October 22, 2014 at 11:32 am

    All praise and glory to Him who lives on high. What a wonderful testimony. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 11:48 am

      You couldnt keep me from sharing this because Jesus receives all of the glory. How gracious He is. I appreciate you!!

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  4. Mark Myers

    October 22, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Excellent, Levi. So glad to see the answer be quick and that good. Praise God.

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 11:50 am

      Thanks Mark. It has all happened so quickly. The hospital and staff have bent over backeards and gone the rxtra mile. 🙂

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  5. setyourpathsstraight

    October 22, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Amen. Praise God for His clarity.

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  6. Sue C.

    October 22, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Wow, we do have an awesome God and I praise Him for all the healing and comfort He is giving to you, Caleb, and your family. The Lord says to pray without ceasing and I will be doing that as Caleb continues to heal. Take a deep breath Levi and go get some rest.

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you Dear Friend. You are a faithful girl and i apreciate you. Rest, im not sure but im good. Thanks for the advice!! 🙂

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      • Sue C.

        October 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm

        I spent 5 years on that emotional roller coaster with my husband. Ya’ gotta rest! Not just your body but resting in Him. I’m keeping on praying. 🙂

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  7. Skye

    October 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    As I caught up on these events, I don’t think I breathed. Was so relieved to get to this post and read the positive outcome. God is so good and has truly listened to all of these prayers. I will be praying for all results to come back normal. Again, I am so sorry I missed so much. I am thankful it turned out so well.

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Dont beat yourself up my Dear. You have many personal things to do way more imortant than this. The Lord was more than faithful to us all in this situation. I do thank God for you Dear Girl!!!

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  8. Heather

    October 22, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    This is so great Levi! I was praying again for Caleb this morning and looking earnestly for your next post about him! We serve an awesome God!

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      He is awesome Heather. I do appteciate you so much!! Thanks for your prayers!!!

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  9. realchange4u

    October 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    So happy for all of you Levi.Thank you Jesus.

    Much love Tom

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Thank The Lord and thank you Tom for your love!!!

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  10. msauthorette

    October 22, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    What wonderful blessings!! Aww, I’m so happy for your son and your whole family, that it was not anything terminal or irreparable. Our God is so kind and merciful!

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      He is great and merciful to us Kristina. Youre a sweetheart!!!

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  11. Anna

    October 22, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Praise the Lord! What wonderful inspiring news! When I reflect on all my surgeries and intense moments of waiting for verdicts, God was always there holding my hand.

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  12. JennG

    October 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Very great news and so happy for you all! Praying for continued healthy recovery for Caleb …

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  13. RobbyeFaye

    October 22, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    So happy for you and Caleb!
    God’s Blessings!

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you so much. God has been most gracious to us. 🙂

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  14. Truth2Freedom

    October 22, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I rejoice with you and your family! Praise The Lord for His love!

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks so much, brother. The Lotd had been very gracious to us.

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  15. Blue-and-Green-Together

    October 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I am just catching up and so thankful to God. Praying for recovery and good test results.

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  16. Elouise

    October 22, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Thanks for bringing us along. We never know what’s around the next corner.
    Elouise

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you for being a part of this. Yes, life is very uncertain. Hope youre doing well. 🙂

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      • Elouise

        October 22, 2014 at 7:02 pm

        I am doing well. Thanks for asking, and thanks for welcoming me into your blogosphere!

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  17. Rob Barkman

    October 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Reblogged this on SettledInHeaven.org Blog and commented:
    Here is an update from Brother Levi… please continue to be in prayer…

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  18. Yoshiko

    October 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Praise God and thank God for His hands upon you, your family and even Caleb.

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      He indeed is worthy of our praise!! Thank you my friend. 😀

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  19. atimetoshare

    October 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Oh, give thanks unto the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever. Amen! So glad to hear this good news. You and your family have many blogging friends who care about you and we are all rejoicing with you at this moment. To God be the glory!!

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      What a community we have here. He has literally had thousands of people praying for him. I appreciate you “young lady”.

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      • atimetoshare

        October 22, 2014 at 7:03 pm

        The feeling is mutual, my friend!

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  20. ropheka

    October 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Praise Jehovah Ropheka (God our healer) has blessed Kaleb with healing and comforted you and the rest of his loved ones

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  21. wingedprisms

    October 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Yay! I feel so blessed and privileged to be a part of this answer to your prayers Levi and Mrs. Thankful all is well. Hugs to all. 😀
    Cate

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 22, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Cate, thank you for being art of this ordeal. You are very gracious. Thank you!!!

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  22. poetrycottage

    October 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    What a wonder working God we serve. All glory unto Him. Thank you so much for this amazing news Levi.

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  23. Elaine

    October 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Praise God for His answers to prayers! Praying for a swift recovery from the surgery for Caleb! We serve a great God!

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  24. Denine Taylor

    October 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Praising God with you. Blessings!

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  25. Paul Simrell

    October 22, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I will keep you all in prayer.

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  26. T

    October 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    This is fantastic news! Praise God!

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  27. Andy Oldham

    October 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Praise God for answered prayer!!!

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  28. Megan

    October 22, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Praise You, Lord for your faithfulness! Such great news 🙂

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  29. kiwiskan

    October 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Praise Him indeed!!

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  30. Old Things R New

    October 22, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I am catching up on blogs. Giving thanks for your good news. Praying for a complete healing.

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  31. SLIMJIM

    October 23, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Praise be to God! I have been praying and I am surprised at how many people are praying…and continue to pray.

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 23, 2014 at 8:23 am

      SJ, thank you for your prayers. This experience and when my son Levi cut off his fingers has taught me that the community here is real. We have had thousands join us in praying for Caleb. I have received phone calls and emails from around the world. Truly amazing!!!

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  32. jesusmyjoy

    October 23, 2014 at 4:23 am

    amen my friend amen

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  33. CyndelBee

    October 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I am so glad your son is getting better! Praying for you in this time!

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 23, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Thank you Cynde. We should know tomorrow as the final tests will be in. We are still in a gray area. I appreciate it!!!

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      • CyndelBee

        October 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm

        You’re welcome!

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  34. tellthetruth1

    October 24, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Glory to God, and love to all of you.

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  35. vw1212

    October 25, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Another storm to ride out. Glory be to God who watches over His children. vw

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 26, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Yes, we are still in the storm and hoping it will be more tranquil when we receive the results back. Have a great day!!!

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  36. Old Things R New

    October 25, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Thinking of your family tonight and praying for Caleb.

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  37. beenough

    October 25, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you Levi for allowing all of us to walk with your family. With humbleness and gratitude.

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 26, 2014 at 10:04 am

      I appreciate you all being a part of it and praying. It still isnt over as I’ll probably report tomorrow. Have a great day!!! 🙂

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  38. Cynthia Reyes

    October 27, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Just seeing this, Levi. I’m praying.
    God be with you and Caleb and your family.

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