Monday, October 1, 2007

kicking-off week 2 of delayed intensification

We just returned from a long day at the hospital. Isaiah received two types of chemo which he seems to be handling well. He felt sick for a little bit but mostly has just been very tired. After his appointment we shared a "bowl of soul" and a delicious pastry at Tupelo's cafe. He continues to have a great attitude about this whole process, which is very encouraging. Thanks for checking in! Isaiah is really enjoying reading your comments these days. We've changed the settings so you don't have to sign in to leave a please give a shout out to Superman. More news later!


Amber Bobst said...

Hey Isaiah!
My class of 1st graders and I pray for you everyday! Keep being strong! You are such an encouragement to me and so many others!

Amber said...

oops! I meant 2nd graders! :)

Patrick said...

Hey Superman! We think of you every day and are behind you all the way! Keep up the spirit you so bravely show us all.

Cara, Patrick and Jae

Patrick said...

Hey Superman! We think of you every day and are behind you all the way! Keep up the spirit you so bravely show us all.

Cara, Patrick and Jae

Nancy said...

Hi Nathan and family--This is Nancy Paddon (Lindsy's mom). Lindsy told us about Isaiah. Jack & I just want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers too. Your heading Strong and Courageous seems very fitting for you Isaiah. You have a wonderful attitude and outlook! xxoo Jack & Nancy Paddon

mollyllilja said...

Hi Isaiah
What a darling picture of you. We pray for you everyday, even Daniel (2) says "dear God Isaiah heart amen" several (and I mean several) times a day! Drew and Zach wish they could light saber fight with you and Ella wants to know if Sienna likes princess Leah? Hope your week goes well.
the Lilja 7

teacher penny said...

Wow! Isaiah, I am praying for you! You are showing people how to be strong and have faith. You are awesome!

birdinflight said...

Hi Isaiah,

What a cool, grown-up picture you have on your latest blog!

I'm praying for you, Isaiah, all through each day...God is holding you in his Light. I'm glad to hear you have a great attitude and remain strong in God's and your family's Love.

Big Chewbaca hugs and kisses to you and your mom, dad and sis!



Taria Merrithew said...

Hi Isaiah! I just want you to know that I'm SOOOO PROUD OF YOU! I'm glad that your chemo isn't making you too sick. Be strong, and know that God is with you all the way.

With love and hugs,


Anonymous said...

I pray for you nightly, and I'm so glad to hear that your treatment went well and your body is handling it okay. What a strong little man you are!

Anonymous said...

Hi Isaiah! This is Tara Della Rocca - the teacher from the 4th grade in NY who sent you the letters in June. I just wanted you to know that I'm keeping up on how you are doing by reading this blog often. I'm sending you as much positive energy as I can and I'm constantly impressed by how courageous you are. You're amazing! I know you'll get through this - I just hope that it gets easier every day.
Peace Superman,

Anonymous said...

So, I've been reading your sight since the beginning, but didn't have an account, so could never leave a comment, but I can now! So, I'm from Chico and have been praying continuously. Isaiah you are an encouragement to me. Keep being strong and always remember how much God loves you!

Blessings, Diane

anne dease said...

How proud we are of you Isaiah....and hugs to you, your Sis and Mom and Dad. You are a strong team, with Christ as your leader and we are all part of the cheer team!!!! Heres our cheer, and we are yelling LOUDLY!!!! Gooooooo Isaiah!!!!! Hugs from San Diego....

Erik said...

may the force be with you young Jedi!!!

erik & mari

gbeidler said...

I love you Isaiah! You are so strong!
Love, Ava

Tami said...


Way to go BIG GUY! We are praying that the effects of the chemo are minimal and that your spirits are lifted each day as you endure these new phases of treatment. We are always so happy to see your sweet face at church. You are such an amazing example of God's love and faithfulness! We love you...

Jason, Tami, Lucas, Colby and Caleb

Anonymous said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers each day!
Margaret Linville

Anonymous said...

Thanks Nate for opening this up. I've tried often to sign in and always mess it up. So much for being computer literate or maybe illiterate.
I've been praying continuously for little Superman. I don't know how he does, but by the grace of God. You're family is amazing with all that is going on in your lives. I've been praying for strength for Carmen, Sienna and yourself to get through this ordeal. You know who is in control of all this. And you are being blessed by His presence.
Love and prayers
Roxanne Long
Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene

Niamh McCreary said...

We're so glad to see you and your sister for "neighbor time" Superman! You're getting stronger each day and amaze us all with your strength.

We will continue to pray for peace and healing for you all.

The McCreary Family!

Anonymous said...

Dear Isaiah,
So glad to find that your Dad made doing this easier
...we have been wanting to write you for a long time!
We have been friends of your whole fmaily for many years and so you were special to us before you were even born! We have been praying for you and your Mom and Dad and Sienna from the very beginning of this journey. Our grandhildren are praying for you, too. Thank you for that incredible smile that you have. It makes me smile and blesses my heart every time I see it. :-) And than you for the lessons in courage that you are giving me. You are one on my heros! Much Love, Oma and Opa Stutzman

Anonymous said...

Hi Isaiah,
I have been following your blog for months because my 5 year old grandson had a brain tumor and is also undergoing chemo right now. He has already had surgery and radiation. His name is Drake and he is also a patient of Dr. Yim. Maybe you will see him someday. He is a brave little boy just like you. We pray for you every day just like we pray for our Drake.

Stay strong,

Drake's Nana

Anonymous said...

Hey Superman,
We are watching how you're doing and praying for you everyday. You are so strong and you help us be strong with the stuff we face. Thanks buddy. Hug your sister for us and tell your mom and dad hi. We love you guys.
The Campbells

robert said...


I have been reading about you ever since your daddy started the blog. I have never met you, but I am Tarissa and Tami's daddy and Luke, Colby, and Caleb's papa. I'm so proud of the big boy you are and how brave you have been these past months. Your words have blessed me so many times. The next time I visit your church, I would like to meet you. God bless you and I will continue to pray for you!

Bob Sweat

mollyllilja said...

Hi Isaiah,
We are praying for you today, that your appointment goes well. Lots of
love to you.
The Liljas

Unfried Family said...

Hi Isaiah,
We love you so much and enjoy the times that we get to see you at church! We are praying for you everyday. You have been such a great fighter!!!
Rebecca Unfried
P.S. Aaron says Hi and that he loves you and looks forward to when he can play football with you again. And..... "the ants, the ants, the ants are coming!!" :)

Andrea said...

Hi Isaiah,
You don't know me, but I've been reading about how strong you are. This weekend I ran a half-marathon benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. While I was running I thought about you and how brave you are and it inspired me to keep running even though it was hurting. I just wanted you to know that through your struggles you are touching the lives of many others, some who you don't even know! I will continue you to pray for you and your family.