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Posted 2015-09-24T02:27:58Z

Good news!

Hey this is Joe. First I would like to thank everyone for all of your thoughts and prayers over the last few weeks! It has truly been overwhelming and really appreciated. Today was a good day for several reasons. First it's Chelly's birthday, second my creatinine today was 1.9 (the first time I have been under 2 so far) and the goal is to be 1.5 or less and third, I felt good today--no side effects today. The current plan is for 2 more thyroglobulin doses and hopefully going home on Saturday. Today one of the transplant nephrologist came by and talked to Jill and I for about 40 minutes and answered our questions and explained what to expect going forward. I would also like to thank our kids for all their mental and physical support while Chelly and I were in the hospital and then home and back in the hospital again. They have been totally awesome!! It is calming,exciting, and almost to realize that your children have completely matured and are now adults and no longer kids. Once again thank you all for all of you positive thoughts and prayers. God is Good!

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Comments (15)

  • Roxanne Milton
    Roxanne Milton

    I am so happy to read this positive report. What a wonderful birthday gift for Chelly. You both look great. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Chelly! Love and continued prayers to you both and your family, Roxanne Milton (and of course, Polly, Dot, & Velvet)

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Eileen Kuhlmann
    Eileen Kuhlmann

    The Kuhlmanns remain in prayer for Dr. Joe!! Throughout the day I remember you in prayer! It is so good to hear these reports and see the pictures. Rahimah, Mushka and Daisy send their regards!

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Mary Schaar
    Mary Schaar

    Y'all are so darn cute!! And yes, God is so good that he entrusted you with your awesome kids and with each other!! AND he blessed us when we became neighbors all those years ago!! Continued love & prayers, Mary & Allen

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Karen Peckham
    Karen Peckham

    Oh Dr Quinn it's good to hear your voice today i'm so glad to hear the good news you know what its mamas 78th birthday today as well our prayers are still with your whole family and yes dr quinn god is good

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Stephanie and Ronnie Chenault & Sophie
    Stephanie and Ronnie Chenault & Sophie

    Dr. Joe! What a great picture of the two of you! This is the BEST news possible and what is even better is that it was from YOU! I know this has to be the BEST birthday present for Chelly! Your kids have been Super Troopers throughout this entire experience and I know you and Chelly are very proud. I just want you to know that Sophie and I were in great hands several times with Dr. Decker and Lauren since you have been gone from the clinic. I think Sophie fell in love with sweet and wonderful Lauren!! She is just adorable! With all of the TLC that she gave her last week I can understand why. Enjoy being back home and we will continue reading the posts! You and your family are in our continued thoughts and prayers, Ronnie and Stephanie Chenault & Sophie

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Joy Richardson
    Joy Richardson

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Chelly! May it be special for you in every way. You are one special lady, and deserve an extra measure of blessings! And Dr. Joe, so very thankful for your good news! Keep heading in that positive direction, and may God continue to give you the determination and strength to do so. We continue to keep you both and the kids in our daily prayers! And yes, God IS good! Cheers ~ The Richardsons - Joy, Beth, Jeremiah and all the critters!

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Bob Osborne
    Bob Osborne

    Great news, Joe!! Hope you are back home in no time.

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Bert Belanger
    Bert Belanger

    The Quinn siblings had great coaching...by that I mean parenting.... so proud of all of your family and your example of Godly courage and strength. You have inspired the whole "clan" of Quinns and Belangers and the hundreds of other families you have touched. Can't wait to hug your neck! ... and do Movie Night! Love you Bro and Sis, Bert

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Byron McKnight
    Byron McKnight

    Great news! I wore my tie dyed shirt yesterday to bring you a little luck!

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Ruby Curry
    Ruby Curry

    i'm so glad to hear this good news and that you are feeling good! we think of you often and miss our wonderful conversations. can't wait until you are back in the office so we can see your smiling face. we will keep up the prayers.

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Sherry Crenshaw
    Sherry Crenshaw

    What awesome news! Glad to hear that you had a great day, Joe and hoping that Chelly had a wonderful birthday! Praying for many more happy, healthy days for you and are very proud of how your kids have stepped up to make all of us proud! Doing hard things every, single day! The Crenshaws Psalm 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Christie Bell
    Christie Bell

    Happy Birthday Chelly. Such good news Joe and so happy your feeling better. Thanks be to God.

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Christie Bell
    Christie Bell

    Our wonderful fully faithful daughter, Tori, sent this message out when another failed attempt to bring their adopted daughter home was causing her doubt. I believe this is something everyone should be reminded of. "The strength of our faith is in direct proportion to our level of BELIEF that God will do exactly what He has promised. FAITH has nothing to do with feelings, impressions, outward appearances, nor the probability or improbability of an event. FAITH rests on the pure word of God alone. And when we take Him at His word, our hearts are at peace." George Mueller

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Marilyn Belanger
    Marilyn Belanger

    So nice to get your positive news. It's hard to be patient but the Lord holds us in his hands always. Thanks for keeping us posted as we keep you in our prayers.

    5 years ago · Reply
  • Cathy Coursey
    Cathy Coursey

    Y'all are all just awesome!!! I'm so glad to hear all this happy news! Yes, God is Good!!!!

    5 years ago · Reply