Nathan Adams (age 8) started experiencing pain in his right leg in early October. An avid gymnast, we all thought he had pulled a muscle or sprained something. His pain escalated quickly so Brad and Amanda got him to an Orthopedist right away. An initial X-ray confirmed a large mass in his femur. He was immediately scheduled with a Pediatric Oncologist the next morning who suspected the mass to be a tumor consistent with Osteosarcoma.
On Oct. 27th, Nathan had surgery to biopsy the tumor and implant a port into his chest for future chemo treatments. The surgery was successful and confirmed the tumor was malignant. He was a stud and never showed any signs of fear. He picked grape flavored anesthesia.
His initial treatment plan will consist of 12 weeks of aggressive chemo to shrink/contain the tumor followed by surgery to remove the tumor and evaluate the femur. Following the surgery chemotherapy will require Nathan to be in the hospital for 5 days and then he’ll be home recovering for 7 days; then the cycle repeats. Chemo will be for 6-9 months. During this time his immune system will be compromised and he’ll need to be isolated more than normal.
Life is going to be hard for a while. Cancer is hard on families. Cancer is hard on marriages. However, we have the Lord as our front and rear guard. None of this surprised Him.
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
We love you all. Thank you for your continued prayers for our family.
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