Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Long Day

Awake at 6:30am, just checking in to the hotel now at 10pm. Consult with the surgeon this morning, pre-op stuff this afternoon, walk around the mall and a late dinner at The Cheesecake Factory.

Back to the hospital by 6:30am tomorrow, surgery at 8:30, home by late afternoon if everything goes well. They'll be making a small incision at Tricia's old tracheotomy scar, and sending a bronchioscope down into her chest, outside of her airway, to get a few samples from the area that appears to be cancer. This procedure has a much better chance of getting good samples.

We should know something by tomorrow afternoon, although nothing will be confirmed until the biopsy comes back, sometime next week.

Thanks.

Nate

52 comments:

Lockwoods said...

Oh, you did have a long day and I will pray that the Lord will give you His peace and a good nights rest tonight.
We'll be praying for Tricia tomorrow and that the Lord will give the doctors wisdom and guide their hands as they work.
love,
The Lockwoods

Jenn said...

Praying for all of you!!!

Rich and Lauren said...

i will praying for good results. we love you guys!

-stephanie- said...

continued prayers.

Krystal said...

Continueing to pray for you and your sweet family.
Krystal in TX

Jill said...

I will be sending prayerful thoughts your way tomorrow.

melissam2 said...

A long day, indeed - we will pray long for you all!

Susan said...

Nate: Thanks for the update. Will continue to pray!!
Susan

Kate said...

Praying for you guys!

marcia said...

Thank you for taking the time to update, Nate! Praying for all to go well tomorrow, with good samples obtained for the biopsies. Now praying for a peaceful night for both of you!

Emily said...

Praying for you guys!!

Momof2bz said...

We'll pray everything goes well tomorrow. Please send our love and prayers to Tricia. I hope tomorrow speeds by quickly and that good news is on the horizon.

Becky in VA said...

Hoping and praying for you. Seriously.

Love to all

K Storm said...

Keeping you all in my prayers.

gmomof7 said...

Prayers, many prayers

Nana2four said...

Asking that God would send his angels to guard you through the night and tomorrow during the surgery. We pray His peace for both of you.
Blessings,
Susan

Hope said...

Tricia will be in my prayers! Thank you for updating us.

Elaine said...

Praying that everything goes well tomorrow..

Karen - Mommy to four sweeties said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Keeley said...

May the Lord bless the doctors so they are skillful, and may the Lord bless your wife to recover quickly.

We'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

Meg said...

Your family is in our prayers!

Julie said...

Thought of you guys today. Still praying. (((HUGS))) to all of you.

Julie

Michelle M. said...

We are praying for you! May God give you peace during this time of waiting and anticipation.

mom2LEAA said...

Prayers for a peaceful and restful night, that everything goes well tomorrow and that God will continue to bless your family. Thank you for letting us know what is going on, so that we may pray for you during this difficult time.
Cindy

dave.heather said...

keeping you all in my thoughts. ~Heather

Blessings From Above said...

Wow, you did have a long day. And sounds like it will be another long one tomorrow.

As always, I'm praying for you guys.

Jane-Jane said...

I'll be praying for you guys.

abi said...

I'll be keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there.

Debbie said...

praying...

Amy E. said...

Prayers going up here in Texas. Will keep you in my prayers all throughout the day.

Christy said...

It was great seeing you guys today. Tricia looks awesome, and Gwyneth is so beautiful.

Praying for good results.

Mandy said...

Prayers going up...

Catherine said...

Well, at least you got to eat at The Cheesecake Factory during your long day. :)

Two blessings from above said...

praying!

Jennifer said...

Prayers and thoughts with your family for T!

Julie Keefe said...

it is His. praying.

Sonia said...

We will be keeping Tricia and the rest of you in our prayers.

BeckeyZ said...

Will be waking early to remember Tricia in prayer.

Carol said...

Whew, I'm tired just thinking about what you guys are going through. I hope the procedure tomorrow goes smoothly and easily and that nothing bad is found!

meleea said...

still praying for you guys - for quick answers that are good and for peace in the midst of it all!

Jane said...

lifting you all up in prayer.

Scott said...

Father, I pray for a good report! I ask for Nathan and Trisa to continue to rest in your care. Thank you for their awesome faith journey so far. What a ride they have been on and took us all with them. Thanks for loving all of us Lord!

Sara said...

Praying, praying, praying!

~Sara in MD

Jill said...

Praying Nate and Tricia!

Sending many hugs and much love your way!
Jill and family

Twinkletoes said...

Praying in PA!

ccatk22 said...

Sorry to hear you have to go through all this. I will be praying.

North Carolina Mom said...

Thinking of you.

Baseballs and Tutu's said...

What a long day!!! Praying for Tricia as she undergoes the biopsy,the doctors as they work and for you and Gwyneth as you are along with her!

Angela R. said...

That was a long day indeed. Glad to haer you made it there safely. Will continue to pray and hope that Tricia's surgery goes well and good results!!

-Angela

The Burgess Family said...

Mark 5:25-29, 34

"And a woman who was there who had been ill for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better, she grew worse.

When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak because she thought, 'If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.' Immediately, the illness in her blood was healed, and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.

Jesus said to her--
'Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering'."

Prayers to you all...

Baby Leino said...

Thanks for the update, Nate, especially with how tired you must be. We're continuing to pray for you & Tricia.

Cheryl said...

praying for some good news, and no more pain for Tricia