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

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Little Nate

Many of you recall praying for Little Nate over the last few years that his cancer would be healed.  Below is an update from his Dad.  As well, you can go to Facebook and search for Pray for Little Nate and "subscribe" to the updates.

From Nate's Daddy:
I want to start off by saying thank you for all the continued prayers and support all of you have shown to our family for several years now....we honestly are a very blessed family to have friends like you. Now for an update on where we are. Since the last time we posted an update lots of things have changed and were happening so quickly that we wanted it to make some sense before posting. First of all, we never made it to Duke, they decided Nate's case was too risky and bizarre for the medical center to take on...the doctor would have taken him on but the hospital said no way. When that happened we were brought back out to Los Angeles and have been here for several weeks working with Dr Finlay on what to do. After going literally from there are no more options and this is it to a few days later after Finlay emailed top researchers all over the world and collected some interesting thoughts...we now have a plan again. As has been the case now for several years, the plan is one of a kind never been done before and brings with it many risks but hopefully also a huge reward in eliminating the cancer. It is very complicated and would not make sense to explain it here but because of all the research that I have done through all off this I understand what it is and hopefully what it will do... I have to say, this would be more than huge if it works and it has a very good chance it will otherwise there is no way we would chance it. The other reason for doing this is the reality that the lesions are growing steadily in his head now and time is of the essence and when it comes to Nate there are not much choices left. The first step involves resecting one of the lesions from the brain which will be done first thing Monday morning so we need lots of prayers because brain surgery is always risky especially in areas that it has been done before. They will spend 48 hours examining all of the tissue for evidence of disease before moving into the actual procedure. If there is disease in these growing lessons, which all the doctors think, then we move on to the never been done before stuff. If there is no disease there, well, that is going to turn everything upside down also because scientifically that is impossible to have these lesions growing without cancer in them. In that case, this really is never before occurrences and we will have to figure out what to do next. The greatest thing, which also makes this the hardest thing, is that Nate is getting stronger and stronger every day even with growing lesions in his head and spine which makes no sense at all. This is what keeps us going, but makes it so hard because we don't want to mess him up now, and if it were not for the scans showing everything growing, we would not be doing any of this because he is doing so good. So that is where we are, please pray for the brain surgery Monday and for him not to be harmed and for Dr Krieger the neurosurgeon to be guided by God during the surgery. Please also pray that God will be with Nate all the way and that we as his parents are being led by Him all of the time and that we continue to thank Him for all that He has done. Thank you to all of you.

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