Friday, March 26, 2010

Dr Bowers said pathologist verified the tumors are Medulloblastoma spread to the bone in the pelvis. Please do not give up praying. The LORD God listens. Amen

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wes called and said that they spoke with the Dr yesterday regarding the biopsy but that the results were inconclusive and that the Dr could not confirm if cancer or not. More tests are being completed now and hopefully will know more today. Please continue your prayers for Nate and the Oxfords.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wanted to let everyone know that Nate was at the Hospital today and had a biopsy on the locations found on his hip. Wes said they should get the results tomorrow. He continues to be in pain. Please continue to pray for Nate for God's comfort and sustaining help.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wes said that the MRI had revealed more tumors all over his legs and hips. The Dr's said that it was the worst possible scenario and there was not much that could be done by way of treatment. Wes asked that we continue to pray without ceasing and not give up. Wes and Jackie are both hopeful and trusting that Nate will be healed and that God will be glorified through this. They want everyone to know that God is bigger than cancer and bigger than all of our problems and that He is faithful to hear the prayer of His children.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

MRI today at 12:30

Just wanted to send out an update on Nate's status. The MRI has been scheduled for Thursday (today) at 12:30. The purpose of the MRI will be to get a clearer picture of the mass that was found in Nate's hip area. Depending on what is found in that MRI, they will conduct a biopsy of the area to confirm what this is. Please continue your prayers for Nate and all the Oxfords. Please pray about the MRI that is taking place tomorrow at 12:30. Please pray that God would reveal clearly what is taking place with Nate and that the Dr's will have wisdom with how to proceed.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wes, Jackie and Nate are so thankful for the prayers and encouragement they have received. The preliminary results of the Spinal fluid is that it is clear of cancer. They sent the fluid off to have a more complete test and they will have the results back on Thursday. While completing the X-ray for the Spinal Tap, Dr's noticed a mass in Nate's hip. The Dr's will schedule an MRI to examine the hip area closer. Hopefully this will take place tomorrow. The Dr's felt this would explain why Nate was having so much pain in his back but want to wait for the MRI to examine what this mass is. Please continue to pray for Nate, asking God to comfort him. Asking that God reveal to the Dr's what is taking place and how to best move forward. Asking that God would send His sustaining help and show Nate, Wes and Jackie just how close He can be in times like this. "Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall." Psalm 55:22.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Over the past weeks Nate has been complaining of extreme pain in his back and legs which was one of the warning signs the doctors told them to be looking for. They spoke with Dr. Bower yesterday and he wanted to move forward with an MRI today to see if tumors were found in the brain or spine which might be causing the pain. Radiologists stated that the MRI results did not show any tumors in the spine but it did reveal a tumor in brain, in the left forehead area. The Dr explained that the tumor location would not be causing the back pain as it is not in a location that would cause these types of symptoms. The Dr did not have any immediate answers and wanted to consult with a team of other doctors on Monday as well as the radiologist to confirm what they are all seeing and then discuss the next steps. Nate will likely have a spinal tap on Tuesday to test as well. Wes and Jackie and the family are all together tonight having a night away and they are both hopeful that God will see them all through this and the days ahead. Please be praying for the doctors that are overseeing the results and Nate's care that they would understand clearly what is taking place and causing the pain and how to best move forward. Please pray for Nate and the pain he is having that God would reveal the source of the pain and would comfort Nate and ease his pain. Wes and Jackie are both so thankful for all the prayers and words of encouragement that have been sent to them today. Let us all continue in prayers asking that the God of all comfort, comfort Wes, Jackie and Nate during this time . "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." 2 Corinthians 1:2-4.
"This is Wes asking for prayers for Nate's unexpected MRI and other scans to be clear of cancer.   He has it at 11:30 am this morning  (Saturday) checking for relapse due to concerning pains and behaviors. We know God is good and hears our cries for mercy."