Friday, September 21, 2007

"delayed intensification"

On Monday we begin the fourth phase of Isaiah's treatment. We'd like to ask you to invite others to join us in praying hard for Isaiah's health for this upcoming season. He'll be handling a lot of medicine, including several new types of chemotherapy. Please pray especially for his heart. One of the more significant side affects of this phase is damage to the development of the heart. Please also pray that he'll stay on top of this emotionally. He's been feeling very confident lately. We want him stay strong and courageous.


We're going to our "fighting colors" for the next six weeks. ("These are Jedi colors." - Isaiah) Thank you for fighting with us!

11 comments:

Patrick said...

Dear Isaiah, Sienna, Carmen and Nathan,

We want you to know that we will be praying for you all during the next leg of your journey. With Isaiah's courage and your family's strength, the difficult road will be a little less bumpy!

With love and hope,
Cara, Patrick and Jae

mollyllilja said...

DEAR NATE AND CARMEN,
WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL THE TIME. I AM SO SORRY THAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH THIS, I CANNOT IMAGINE HOW HARD IT MUST BE. I PRAISE GOD THAT HE IS ONE WHO SUFFERS WITH US AND SUSTAINS US. WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR THIS SEASON FOR PROTECTION FOR ISAIAH, BUT ALSO FOR YOU.
LOVE YOU,
MOLLY

Anonymous said...

Oates family,
I have a few close friends who know you well. You don't know me, but I pray for you and your son. Often. I hope you feel God lovingly wrapping his arms around you during this time.

The Henning Family said...

Isaiah,
I woke up in the middle of the night and knew that time was meant to spend praying for my godson. I will continue to ask God to take care you of you in all the ways that we can't. I love you so much!!!
Angela

castagnolifamily said...

Isaiah,
It was awesome to meet you in church today. We have our JEDI colors on. We will be going to battle for you, and we will be fighting with you all the way.

We pray for you!

Craig, Vanessa, Tyler and our Donie Dog

Marisela said...

Isaiah,

erik and i are praying for you tonight as you get ready for tomorrow. We love you lots.

mari & erik

Secret Grandma said...

Isaiah,
You sre God's little "Angel ON Earth". You are such an outstanding little boy with so much
courage that you are an inspiration to everyone, young and old. I pray that God will be with you for a long, long time and make you feel BETTER every day.

Secret Grandma

Janet said...

Hi there,

I'm praying for you today - for all of you - praying for courage, for strength, for hope and healing. I love you all!

J

Taria Merrithew said...

Dear Isaiah,

I want you to know that are you so VERY STRONG, and incredibly courageous. I will be holding you close in prayer over the next few months. I hope that you find happiness in knowing that you are not alone, and that you are loved.

Sending you BIG HUGS,

Taria

Megan Webb said...

You are all in my continual prayers. I keep a picture of Carmen and Isaiah on my lap-top, so whenever I am in class or else where and people see it, I tell them to pray as well :o) You have a strong support of prayer from all us former youthies at PLNU. I love you guys.

-Megan

JeffGonsalves said...

Nathan, Rob Erickson told me about your blogsite and it's amazing to read your perspective about chemotherapy, cancer, and the huge sacrifice it entails. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and hope you have a great Christmas at home. Isaiah is a trooper, he would kick Superman's hiney in a battle of superhero strength can courage! And I have to say you are pretty brave too, especially in fighting off back cramps from the hospital's wonderful sleep chairs, hypothermia from sleeping next to a frozen window, and premature deafness from the raucous roar of the Hepa-filters! Not to mention the cafeteria food...take care and keep kicking the cancer's butt!!! If you ever have any questions about anything, please feel free to email me at jeffgonsalves@prodigy.net.