Nate Reitsma

First post: Nov 28, 2017 Latest post: Apr 2, 2018
A few weeks ago, Nate was beginning to have symptoms similar to bronchitis: cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, and chest discomfort. He went to his doctor and was told that it appeared to be a possible bronchial infection and to call if it didn’t get better in a week. During that week, Nate’s symptoms got worse and he was finding it difficult to do normal tasks like walking up one flight of stairs and holding his son. He also began to spit up blood. He called his doctor on Friday, November 24th and was told to go to urgent care. While there, they took a CT scan believing it to be possible blood clots in his lungs. However, they discovered a growth in his chest the size of a small football. He was taken by ambulance to Abbott Northwestern hospital and admitted overnight until the Oncologist could advise in the morning. On Saturday, November 25th Nate was informed by the Oncologist that the tumor was malignant and that he would need to start chemotherapy as soon as possible.

Thank you for visiting Nate’s Caring Bridge site. We are so grateful to have all you in our life and appreciate all of your gracious words of encouragement and support. We’re staying positive and strong and looking forward to choking this cancer out with a rear naked choke!! I will post daily updates through the weekend and again in a few weeks during his second 5 day session of chemo.

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