And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Two Nate Updates

June 10 at 7:59am
Wes provided an update last night on Nate. Nate had a biopsy yesterday and the early response from Dr's is that the left side of Nate's hip does not have cancer, the right side shows signs of cancer but the tumors are reducing in size. The full results will be released on Monday. This means that the cancer tumors are responding to the Chemo treatments that are taking place. Also, it was revealed yesterday that Jake (Nate's older brother) is a perfect match for Stem Cells which will mean there is a good supply of these cells for Nate’s treatement. This is not the same as a bone marrow transplant. For Stem Cell therapy, the cells have to come from either Nate himself or a matching donor. The Stem Cell treatment is still about a month away as Nate continues with Chemo. Once the tumors have reduced in size, they will begin this treatment.

June 11 at 9:40pm
Wes just called with good news about the pathology report. They just received the report back and the Dr's are saying that the Chemo treatment Nate has been receiving has been very effective and shows no Cancer. The last test that Nate had showed cancer in his legs and hips. That has now cleared up. Nate will continue this current Chemo treatment for another month and will then start the Stem Cell treatment. Let's all continue to pray for Nate, Wes, Jackie, Jake and Luke as they continue to walk through this valley asking God to give His sustaining help. "Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me." Psalm 54:4

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