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Month: January 2019

Off to See the Wizard

Off to See the Wizard

The last few days Nate has maintained his calories, protein and liquid intake. His dad Scott is determined to keep Nate moving. So a goal of exercises each day is in place. It is not easy for him but all good steps in right direction. He was able to do a little Bishopric business too. Grateful for wonderful counselors and all who serve. Fatigue still rages on but this afternoon our Dose of Joy was attending the Play “Wizard of…

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He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Son

He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Son

Today was a good day. After all the up-and-down’s of the last week we are now seeing steady progress. Scott, Nate’s Dad who arrived late Saturday night is motivated to help his son. Today was another Dr appointment Nate still weak but with his Dad’s help we made record time. Physical therapy coach Dad cheering him on. 💪Alicia and I are learning how to find ways to “fatten” Nate up. So Opposite to find something with lots of fat and…

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All You Need is Love❤️

All You Need is Love❤️

Nate has had a pretty good day although unable to attend church he was blessed with some wonderful visits. His Stake Presidency, another mission buddy, extended family and his Dad Scott who flew in last night. We will be helping Nate anyway we can including many foot massages ahead😊 A friend wrote this about Nate March 31, 2018. “Rockwell loves running over to our front window to watch his friends drive away after a visit. His new friend today was…

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Tomorrows

Tomorrows

Nate has had a couple better days with increased food and drink and some much needed sleep. Yesterday a mission buddy came to visit and today a close friend. Both visits lifted him. Nate’s Dad is flying in tonight from Seattle area. His close friend sent this text… “Nate, you have been on my mind today. As I reflect on the last several months I am so proud of you. I am lucky to call you my friend. With everything…

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Look UP, Press Forward and Fight On!

Look UP, Press Forward and Fight On!

Last night it was decided by Nate, Alicia and I that Nate needed extra help. Alicia called the Oncologist and Family Practice and both Nate’s Drs were on call. She was able to describe what he was battling and it was decided in the morning we would bring him into the Oncologist at 9am see what they could do then head to hospital for Direct admit for draining. The 9am plan soon went by. Nate’s fatigue was monumental and it…

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Try, Try, Again

Try, Try, Again

With each new day comes new possibilities and opportunities to change. Change is often an uphill climb. It is never easy but with effort and focus it is worth it! Nate doing Physical Therapy. “We can change our behavior. Our very desires can change. How? There is only one way. True change—permanent change—can come only through the healing, cleansing, and enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He loves you—each of you! He allows you to access His power as…

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Tired…

Tired…

How about I start with something real honest tonight. I am tired. Fatigued. Sleepy. All things which then cause me to not progress as fast. Even typing this I am falling asleep. My Bishopric just left they now come to me as I am really not mobile. I so appreciate each one of them as they pick up what I can’t do. My goals are simple right now back to daily prayer, reading scriptures because we all know I have…

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Family Filled Days

Family Filled Days

This weekend has been challenging with keeping food and fluids in Nate. He was too weak to attend Stake Conference but he was not alone as family gathered and the house was hopping. Josh, Indy and their children and Nichole, Phil and family came to visit. Hard to see Nate struggle, we can’t take that away as much as we wish. We stay close, we support and we love but this is his test. In the Old Testament the story…

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Happy Noise

Happy Noise

After Heart-stopping Thursday we decided to take a day off. Today was no school as it was the end of the semester so we were not on any schedule other than Nate’s meds every 4 hours. The nurse called from the Oncologist office and said his calcium was at 10.9 which is too high. So back to their office to get an IV if meds. Going up and down the stairs three days in a row taxed him to his…

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Heartstopping

Heartstopping

Grateful to have Nate home but a bit more challenging to keep him comfortable without all the hospital gadgets. Night went Ok with meds every 4 hours. Today his big goal was to get to immunotherapy at 11:30. We started to get ready at 10 but even that proved to cut it close! You can’t just run outside and jump in car anymore. It is get dress wait so he can catch his breath then get coat on make sure…

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