Psalm 28:7 "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."

Through the Years

Thursday, July 9, 2009


We say Amen for Emend! Emend is the new nausea medicine Natalie is taking and thank you Jesus it is working. She also is taking a appetite enhancer and gained 4 pounds last week. We are hoping for another 4 or 5 this week. We are trying to get her back to where she was. Her physical therapist was very pleased with her progress again yesterday. :-) Tomorrow is her last Ara-C shot for awhile and we are glad to be done with those. They really make her feel yucky.
We go in tomorrow to get her blood counts checked and they think she might need a blood transfusion. This Ara-C really knocks her counts down. They will start to climb back up next week but until then she may need blood once or twice. We pray while her counts are down that she can avoid getting an infection.
I think thats it for now. Hope you are all doing great! Love ~ The Erwins


  1. Hi guys-
    So glad to hear that Emend is still working. Hooray for 4 pounds! You go girl!! I have purchased red "Relentless" bracelets (just like the yellow "Livestrong" ones from the Leukemia society and one is for Natalie. Once I get them, I will figure out how to get it to you guys. Maybe through the Doc office- I can leave there for you. They should be arriving by this weekend.
    Jake is still nauseated but weight remains stable and I think overall, he is hanging tough. Count check is Monday and hopefully we can get rolling and just get this phase over with. We have Emend!
    Always thinking of you,


  2. hey nat, its spencer. just thought i would say hi. i hope you are feeling good. you are always smiling and thats awesome. that is awesome that the new medecine is good.
    its even awesomer that you have gained 4 pounds. thats awesome.
    i will have to make you cookies or something and bring them over soon.

    we'll be home in a week,
    see ya soon,

  3. Dear Sharon,

    Just wanted you to know I stopped by to see the latest on how Natalie is doing and that I am thinking of you all and praying for a speedy recovery for Natalie!

    So glad to hear her new anti-nausea medicine is working for her and she is gaining weight! That is definitely half the battle!

    God Bless!
    Chris Bird