Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nathan Update

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth many many more, right? Here is Nathan this afternoon.  Off dialysis (for today and tonight... praying that his levels will have continued to improve by tomorrow so that we can stay off altogether!), unhooked from all the wires (for at least part of the day) and able to get up and play!  He is a bit wobbly and needs close attention (he thinks he can do everything, but he's still a bit weak and his balance is a bit off.  Anyway... here is some amazing Nathan cuteness.  Thank you so so so much for your prayers.

We are hopeful that if he continues to improve at this rate that we may be able to go home soon. 

Please pray that...
  • his blood pressure would stay within the normal range so we can stop the blood pressure medication
  • his body would be able to heal itself from this point, and his kidneys would be able to handle things from here on out without the help of dialysis.
  • that his anemia would go away without another transfusion (we've had 4 so far)
  • that there would be no long term damage to his kidneys or his health
  • that we would be able to go home soon!
  • that we would be able to find a good doctor to have follow up/monitoring visits with, and that we would be able to establish a good relationship with them.
Thank you so much!



Zenbuoyant said...

WTG Nathan!!! I'm lifting your family up dear in my prayers.

FootPrints said...

so good to see him happy! god is so good.

Rita Joiner said...

Wonderful to see him playing and so happy.

Michelle said...

Sending continued prayers, but lovin the toddler giggles.

Clayton Pearlstein said...

We will pray for these things, thank you for giving specifics. And, I like the new blog look! Hope to see you guys soon. love, Brooke

natalie said...

Thank you all so much! The outpouring of love and support from everyone has been amazing - and *such* an encouragement! - during this hard time.

Nathan has been off dialysis since yesterday morning, and his labs show that his kidneys are doing their job. We are still concerned about his blood pressure. Looks like we'll be going home on that medication, hopefully not for long. Also, his urine output isn't quite as high as they'd like... the concern is that he may be retaining too much fluid.

Overall, though, he is doing GREAT and we are hoping to be able to take our sweet boy and go home soon!