Thursday, January 8, 2009

Getting Ready for Chemo

This latest update was just provided by Wes, "Nate begins chemo today, we were moved to the oncology floor yesterday afternoon and he was administered his pre chemo flush/cleanse. By mid afternoon he should begin receiving his first round of chemo for four consecutive days, skip two, three more days, skip a day and then four more days, off around 5 to 7 days, and then repeat over and over again for four months before switching to a new regimen and schedule. All together we will be up here for chemo for 12 months straight going home on the rest days as long as there are no complications that would keep us here on those days. There will be other treatments during this time also, possible radiation, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, etc. so more than likely even on a down day for chemo he will be busy doing some sort of treatment. The little man is a fighter though and we know that God is with us. Thank you all for the outpouring of love and for the prayers. I also appreciate how you have lifted up in prayer our other children, my business, Jackie’s teaching career, our spiritual and physical well being, and other things that relate to us. We are truly blessed to have such great neighbors and friends. My mother in law even said a nice gentleman from our neighborhood that we had never met before stopped by and got on our roof (very steep and high in some areas) and took down our Christmas lights because he had heard about Nate from some of you. We see things like this every day and blown away by your love and the love of God. Thanks again."

God is faithful to hear the cry of His children. Our prayers are heard by the Living God. Let's continue to lift up Nate and all the Oxford's in this time of distress.

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