Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bad Report

We were back at Duke yesterday, and the report was not good.  If the CAMPATH is working, her Pulmonary Function Tests should be showing improvement and her weight should be stabilized if not increasing.  But, her PFTs and weight have both dropped since our last visit a few weeks ago.  In addition, she has developed a sinus infection, which will be incredibly dangerous if it is not dealt with quickly.

Tricia needs things to turn around very soon and very quickly.

Nate

85 comments:

Vivian said...

pray for you all. she is a beautiful women.

Debbie in Grayson said...

prayers will continue

marcia said...

Praying for God's supernatural power to intervene on Tricia's behalf. Your whole extended family is in my constant prayers, Nate!

Chana Batya K. said...

still praying!

Anonymous said...

We have been following, praying, and loving your family from the beginning of your journey, and we continue to pray for God to give us all another miracle and blessing ---healing for Tricia and strength for you, Nate.

Aspiemom said...

Praying for Tricia!

Lesley said...

Constantly praying for Tricia and for you too, Nate.

Anonymous said...

Doing what I can

MBee

Heidi said...

Praying for you all!

Zookeeper Jess said...

Praying, Nate. <3

Lydia said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Your family is in my thoughts.

Becky Smith said...

From your OBX neighbors and Duke colleagues, sending prayers and hope your way.

Allison said...

Praying for things to turn around quickly!

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray God gives you the desires of your heart, quick healing for Tricia. Praying for all of you during this struggle.

Kim M
Waterford, MI

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. I will continue to pray for Tricia and your family.

mrs. pam

ShEiLa said...

Darn-it-all!

I hope and pray that Tricia's health improves quickly.

ToOdLeS.

MKG said...

Have been following and praying since the day Gwyneth was born. God has done so many miracles, and we are asking Him for more. Love coming your way. Hang in there.

weavermom said...

praying.

Susan said...

I'm sorry the news wasn't better. I hope things turn around.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with Tricia, you and the rest of your family!

Keep us updated as you can Nate.

Kim in Canada

Paula Farah said...

Nathan, Thanks for updating. I can only think of our almighty God - His mercy upon you and Tricia, His peaceful and protective arms around you and your family, His love to guide.
George and I send prayers and love to Tricia, Gwyneth, and you as well as the many hearts that ache over this.

SineTimore said...

Praying that the Lord would perform a miracle here!! PLEASE LORD COME! Praying that you would feel in the midst of all of this the Lord surrounding each of you... upholding you... words can not touch this or answer your pain. I am crying out to the one that can and praying for a miracle!!

Mel Bowman said...

{{{hug}}}

Anonymous said...

I have been following your journey since the beginning & our God has worked so many miracles & i'm praying for another. May God Bless you family.

David Wilson said...

Praying here

Anonymous said...

We are praying and will not stop! From Shawna, Round Rock, Texas

Michelle said...

Asking God for a miracle!

Jadekitty said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

Shan said...

Praying for you all

Jennifer said...

Prayers

Carol said...

Praying, praying, praying for all of you from Denver!

Georgia said...

PRAYING!!!

cookie16 said...

Praying for Tricia and asking God for a miracle in her life right now.

Thank you for updating this site during this crucial time. It encourages us to pray.

Jo-Ann said...

Praying here in Upstate NY!

Caz said...

Thinking of you all, hoping for a good outcome for you.

scaryshari said...

I'm sorry things have taken such a bad turn. :( But I'm still thinking very good thoughts for Tricia! :)
- Shari in California

e_susan94 said...

:-(. Following your updates and praying. Janet put your blog post link on her Wall. I'm sad she is suffering.:-(

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

Praying!

Becky said...

Trusting His heart. Keep us posted when you can.

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Praying for Tricia and your family!

Jean Marie said...

I will be praying for her!!

~ Jean Marie in Florida

Anonymous said...

So sorry to read this -- will continue to pray for you, Tricia & your family.

Anonymous said...

praying for all of you

Anonymous said...

C'mon, prayer warriors! Let's get on this one. Sending prayerful thoughts and well wishes to you and your family. Please keep us informed. Hugs,

nicole said...

Tricia, Gwyneth, you and your family are in our prayers. One of my favorite hymns which reminds me of God's faithfulness and the great comfort only He can bring:

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see—
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Love in Christ,
Nicole and Paul Kent

Amy said...

So sorry to be reading this. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Sherry Boyle said...

Father God, we ask that you hold Tricia very close right now. Touch her with your healing hand. Comfort her, grant her peace of mind, and heal her body of the infection and rejection. In Jesus' name, amen.

Amy said...

Thinking good thoughts for your family!

Anonymous said...

Nothing is impossible with God. Trusting God's sovereignty and for his provision for you and your family during this time. Will be praying!

Kristi said...

Prayers going up for all of you in Oklahoma! Our God is BIGGER!

Michelle Farley said...

Continuing to pray. EXPECTING and BELIEVING for a miracle!!!!!

Rising Son Ministries said...

I pray that You, The Most High God who is above all things and created all things will bring healing to this woman and this family. Thank You God for hearing this prayer. In the Mighty Name of Jesus let this be done by Your power and authority.
amen

Anonymous said...

I don't know you guys but found your link through a friend - showering you with prayers from Annapolis, MD.

faithdownunder said...

Thank you or your update. I've been reading your blog from Australia for many years now. I am praying for Trisha.

PK said...

Praying for Tricia(and you, Gwyneth, the doctors, family, and everyone else involved).

Anonymous said...

Praying for you right now.

"He is able...MORE than able!!!"

Sarah, from Indiana

Susanna said...

praying for you all, all the time...thanks for keeping us updated Nathan - wish we could be there in person to support you all - please know we are here on our knees!!

BK said...

Our hearts go out to you guys.

Anonymous said...

Your family came to my mind this morning and I was praying for all of you (and I was not up-to-date on what was happening with Trisha). I am so glad I checked your blog tonight. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you strength and peace. ~ Karen (Greensboro, NC)

Jane said...

Praying for you and your family.

Shana said...

Praying for you all in Jamestown, NC.

A Mother's Love said...

Praying for you all
Kelley in Texas

Mary said...

Praying now.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Continued prayers from here Nate. Asking God for one more miracle at a time for sweet Tricia. I love you guys.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Anonymous said...

we are praying as well as a network of friends global

Anonymous said...

Continued prayers for your family! ~Janis

jenny said...

Praying in Idaho...

Anonymous said...

Prayers being lifted up from Missouri. God's love for each of you is even greater than everyone else's combined -- God is always faithful!! Loving you in Christ!

Anonymous said...

Don't loose hope! Like I've said before, my husband had the same treatment and at first it seemed like it didn't work but believe it or not, a few months later his rejection stopped completely for like 3 years!

Judy said...

Praying for each one of you.

Anonymous said...

All though you don't know me...and I never leave comments. I have been a long time reader of your blog. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have a heavy hart for you and your family. You have a lot of people here in Ohio sending prayers also.

Hugs from Ohio
Jen

Anonymous said...

May the Lord bless you and your family.
Rene Vosloo
SA

JMF0301 said...

I will pray for her, with Love in my heart.

Nurse of 23 Years said...

Maybe if her immune system is as precarious as you're alluding you two should stay home instead of gallavant around exposing her immune system to every pathogen known to man.

Just an idea.

Always the drama king...

Baby Leino said...

Dear "Nurse of 23 Years",

You are not in this family's shoes. You have not traveled their road nor felt the weight of this illness. Please do the Lawrensons and everyone who cares for them a favor - keep your thoughts to yourself.

Jennography said...

Prayers for you, Tricia and Gwyneth. <3

Anonymous said...

Hey Nurse of 23 years.... you should change your name to Asshole of 23 years, ya prick.

Anonymous said...

Hi, nurse of 23 years!

I am also a nurse, even though not quite as long as you have been. But I am also a wife of a cf man. Maybe you need to go back to school and learn some empathy and tact. You have no idea what these patients feel like. I pray for God's conviction on you for such an unneccesary comment and mindfully pray for this couple that God heals and surrounds them with His love.

sandra said...

As always, she's in my thoughts. I hope things have settled for the good... Please keep us updated. <3

Diane Fischer said...

I'm so glad I don't give "advice" or any of my "wisdom" as Nurse of 23 years did.....this nurse gave advice as an opinion, not as any justified or scientifically based suggestion. My love flows to Nate and Tricia for their way of embracing life, receiving support and unconditional love from family and the community of friends that are like family.
They are living life. Sometimes that obviously means being IN the midst of life and those possibly carrying germs that aren't good for immune system (anyone's). But they take precaution, they live, they thrive, they share unconditional love for others and one another.

Snide remarks "disguised" as "advice" have no place in a blog such as this. My prayers are with the "well-intentioned" to stop making it about them, about their comments, about their views. It is about God's presence in the daily lives and the miracles of healing of this precious family.

Diane Fischer said...

I'm so glad I don't give "advice" or any of my "wisdom" as Nurse of 23 years did.....this nurse gave advice as an opinion, not as any justified or scientifically based suggestion. My love flows to Nate and Tricia for their way of embracing life, receiving support and unconditional love from family and the community of friends that are like family.
They are living life. Sometimes that obviously means being IN the midst of life and those possibly carrying germs that aren't good for immune system (anyone's). But they take precaution, they live, they thrive, they share unconditional love for others and one another.

Snide remarks "disguised" as "advice" have no place in a blog such as this. My prayers are with the "well-intentioned" to stop making it about them, about their comments, about their views. It is about God's presence in the daily lives and the miracles of healing of this precious family.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and sending you some love and light.

Virginia S said...

Praying daily for Trisha,Nat and Gwyneth

Anonymous said...

I don't think nurse of 23 years is really who he/she says he/she is!

Missy Roark said...

I think it's time for nurse of 23 years to retire. They have obviously begun to reach the recesses of senility and have lost any "bedside manner" or patient social skills.

What an evil person to post this comment! You have NO idea what activities they are taking on... what precautions they take, and what risk her immune system was placed in. Her highly educated doctors would not venture an opinion like that and they acknowledge medicine is a practice.
If you truly had the medical experience that you state, you would also know that you have to weigh the individual patient benefit. The mental state of mind of the patient is vital to recovery. Isolating Tricia would do nothing to serve her that way. She needs to be "living life." Why in the world would she otherwise be willing to undergo what she had to carry for the past 5 years?
It's all about balance and you know it!