Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Jake is out of hospital, a little sore, but doing great. Nate is suffering from lots of side effects from the chemo and the transplant (we knew it would be rough). His blood pressure is running high, he has off and on fevers, he has another infection in his line, he itches all over, his skin is bright red with dark red and white splotches all over, he twitches terribly and shakes in his sleep which is hard for him to do, his rear and mouth have sores all over them, and he has severe mucositis which is a crazy condition where from your throat to the inside of your intestines produce extra mucus because you have no immune system and it causes you to literally poop bright green liquid snot and blood frequently and makes it very difficult to talk, on top of all that he can't eat because he is nauseous. Even with all of that going on he has a good attitude and laughed at a clown who performed through the shield for the room and got down and did his physical therapy and played very good today. Nate wants to make it, I have never witnessed anyone with such a will to live. God is great and has done so much in our lives, we are so grateful. Thank you for all of your support and prayers. Please continue, we know that is what gets us through each day. Nate will understand all of this one day and will know that so many people took the time to love him, he already knows to some extent, but we will always make sure that he knows that many have loved him and much love should be shown by him to his LORD and to the world. Thanks-Wes."

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  1. Hang in there sweet Oxford family! Jake - we SO PROUD of you!!! Nate - hope you start feeling better soon! Luke - you're so sweet!

    Jackie and Wes, we know what a difficult time this is for you all. I want to thank you for taking the time to post the updates. I look for them each morning and each night, as I pray for Nate's complete healing of this horrendous cancer. I also pray for each of you and for the medical staff caring for Nate. God bless each and every one of you!

    We love you all, Cindy and Steve