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

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Update from Nate's Mommy

"Nate is currently in the hospital again, but we are considering it a blessing. His line had another infection in it. After the surgeon removed it on Friday she told Wes and I that it was actually cracked. We are thankful the line was removed before he started his BMT chemo. This could have complicated things very badly. Nate is scheduled to have a new line placed on Wednesday and then on Thursday be transferred to the Bone Marrow Transplant unit. His conditioning will start on Sunday. He will be getting very high doses of chemo. He will have two days of rest before the transplant, which is officially scheduled for Sept. 21. We are excited because we know this is why we came to California, but we are very aware that this is going to be a very intense time for Nate and our family.We are praying for Nate's body to be prepared for the transplant and to be a success. We are also praying for Jake's surgery on the 21st to go as planned and for Jake to make a speedy recovery. As with all BMTs, Nate will be in isolation for at least 6 weeks in the hospital. During this time our family will have to wear masks, robes, gloves etc, while in the room with Nate. When he is released from the hospital we will still be under strict contact precautions. He will wear a mask for many months. I feel so blessed to be able to share with this group and know that we are united with prayer warriors all other the world.
Everyday we have with Nate is a miracle and I know he has touched so many people. We were talking to Nate's doctor the other day and he told us Nate's treatment here as already given medical information that can help other kids in the future. We are praying this unique transplant will do the same. Thank you to our team of prayer warriors!!! We love you!"

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