Gunnar Nelson's Journal
End of Treatment!
Written Sep 3, 2013 10:36pmDone...
Wow, done with treatment! I will admit I am having many emotions.
Excited - done having to schedule night time snacks and when Gunnar can take his nightly meds.
Grateful - I look back at when this all started and it makes me sad but also grateful for all that we have learned.
Blessed - I personally have been able to strengthen my faith. I know that no matter how rough the road is ahead that with my family and the power of God... we can do it.
Nervous - yep... nervous for many reasons. It's all the unknown. BUT - I'm going to do my best to not dwell there... I just can't!
We are all incredibly thankful. That is why we would like to join anyone who can attend. To join us in celebrating all of Gunnar's hard work. We want to celebrate and say thank you for taking each step of this journey with our family.
When: September 22, 2013
Time: 3pm - 5pm Open House
Where: Cambridge Lutheran Church
This is our way of coming together to celebrate and say THANK YOU for all your prayers and continued thoughts and words of encouragement the past 2 1/2 years.
I have to share my daily devotional for today.
People were created for community. Jesus commissioned the church to be a body of believers, not a collection of individuals. Being connected to other people in loving relationships is important to a life filled with purpose and hope. When you are connected to a community of believers, you have a place to worship together, to support one another, and to have fellowship that can keep you walking steadily on God's path, even during the most difficult times.
Like I said.... I had to share this!
Love you all!
Kelly and Terry Nelson
PORT IS OUT!!!!
Written Jul 31, 2013 10:54pmMarch 2, 2011 Port Placement Surgery
July 31, 2013 Port Removal Surgery - Yahoo!!!!
Today went wonderful. Gunnar's counts were good. Surgery went perfect! He was not able to keep his port "Lucky" which was sad.... but rules are rules.
We did not have all of us there,, Ryley had not been feeling well and on Tuesday.... sure enough it was strep. Ryley was bummed and so was Gunnar, but they both knew it was best for him to stay home.
As we all crawl into bed tonight... we are carrying one less burden. One more step, one more page turned. We are so very proud of these accomplishments for Gunnar. He has been our BOLD WARRIOR -
Written Jul 30, 2013 10:27amTomorrow we are scheduled for surgery! Gunnar's day starts at clinic for one last port access for blood counts, then over to the hospital at 10:30 and surgery is set for Noon! OMG..... the nerves are kickin in! Good ones :)
I can't believe we are finally to this day! Now to get through today....
Love...Love...Love - ALL OF YOU!
Picture I've posted is Gunnar's 1st home access - wow!