Nate the Great
Nate had his ultrasound, chest x-ray, and blood work completed about 2 weeks ago and everything looked GREAT! It is always such an answer to prayer when we hear that news. He's a little sick today with a cough and fever and he keeps asking me when he is going to feel better. Poor little guy. He is getting so big. Sometimes I just look at him in disbelief that he has gotten so tall. Why do they have to grow up? He is such a helper with his sister and picking up his toys and helping daddy do projects. He loves to help! He keeps us laughing daily. The other day we were praising Natalie on how smart she is b/c she brought Nathan the dust pan when he was sweeping. So, Nate pops his head in the dining room and says, "Well, she's not that smart. She doesn't know how to put the ornaments on the Christmas tree yet." Oh my! He is little mess at times. Continue to pray for him and that the cancer will stay away forever. I'll end this blog with a special story.
I had mentioned in a previous blog about James Runde. He was a five year old boy with neuroblastoma. The Lord took him home Sept. 17th, 2007. Please pray for his parents, grandparents, and all the extended family.
Hi there! We hope you are doing well. Summer has been busy and more busy. Nate is still doing great. All of his latest scans and test have been cancer free. He had a rough week, two weeks ago, with sickness. We prayed it was not cancer related and it seemed to have been just a virus that did not want to leave and caused him a lot of abdominal pain. He then ended up with pink eye during the sickness and that has finally subsided. He is still not quite himself. He continues to have irrational fits that last for about an hour. Sometimes he has several a day and sometimes just one a day. We have tried different methods to try to correct these fits, from discipline to holding him and helping him feel secure. None have worked. We are not sure of the problem. He had these fits about year ago and we took him off of dairy products and that helped. We are thinking of taking him to an allergist to see if something is aggravating him. I know, you are reading this and probably thinking, "goodness, he is three, they call them temper-tantrums!" Yes, we have thought of that, but these have over exceeded the bounds of temper-tantrums. There is something strange about the way he acts and the fact that there is no consoling him. It is difficult not to get frustrated. We just keep our cool or we would be joining him in the fits...trust me, it's very tempting! Thank you for praying for him. Please add this request to your prayers. Also please pray for young boy James Runde. He is from our area. He has cancer and his latest test have been heart breaking. His web site is www.jamesrunde.com They are a wonderful Christian family that need prayer! Please have others pray for his healing and for strength for his family. Thank you and have a wonderful week.