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All Done

We just got done talking to the doctors. Surgery is complete. Millie and Maggie responded perfectly to the procedure,no blips in heart rate or temperature. We're waiting for her to come out of anesthesia then we'll accompany her back to the hospital room. She may not remember much from today or even tomorrow the doctors were telling us, but I'll never forget her courage. Thank you to everyone for your prayers, support, and love.


  1. Fantastic! I hope recovery goes just as smoothly.

  2. This brought tears to my eyes. So happy!!! Praying recovery goes equally well. Give that wife of yours a big hug from me!

  3. Thanks for letting the world be a part of your journey! Amazing how quickly modern medicine changes. Miracles are all around us. Chidester Family, Friendswood, Texas

  4. Great! I have been worrying about them all morning!

  5. Oh yay! We are all so happy for you guys! The kids even remember to pray for the Killpacks every night! Sending love your way!!!

  6. Such great news! Been thinking about you all morning!!

  7. What wonderful news! We will continue to keep your family in our prayers.

  8. Oh I am so happy! I have been waiting to hear. We will continue to pray. Love you guys.

  9. Previous post- The Brown Family!

  10. Thanks for the updates! This one was wonderful!!! Been thinking about you today! So happy and grateful for Brave Millie and Strong Maggie!

    We love you guys!!

  11. Thanks for taking time to update us, Matt! We love your family so much and we are in awe of your courage! We are sending happy, healing, thoughts and prayers your way. I like what Michelle said, "Brave Millie and Strong Maggie!" Perfectly true. Go "20 and 37."

  12. We are so glad to hear the good news. We hope that recovery and post surgery care continue to go as smoothly. We pray for you every night!


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