Monday, July 14, 2008

Confessions Of A CF Husband

Confessions Of A CF Husband: Fast Track (Updated 7.4.08)

Hi Girlfriends,  

It's update time on this beautiful love story. A love story about a husband, his wife and their newborn daugher. In June, I wrote about finding this incredible blog, Confessions Of A CF Husband.  I still find it incredible.

Nate 27,  is still giving his 110% support as a devoted husband to his CF  wife, Tricia 27,  who is struggling for her life.  CF eventually affects the lungs and breathing becomes a problem.  They move from Nags Head, NC, to Durham, NC to be near Duke Medical Center Hospital.  Here Tricia waits out her time for two lung donations.  To their happiness, a first, and much wanted new life is beginning to grow in her.  She decides to keep this new life growing inside her.  At 24 weeks of gestation, the doctors decide an emergency C-cut must happen for the health of both. Behold an infant daughter, Gwyneth Rose.  

Next, comes the much awaited news, two lungs are available.  Today, Tricia is living on two borrowed lungs and recovering under the watchful eyes of her doctors and Nate's continued love and support.

By July 4th the family is together in a hotel room they have been calling "home" for close to a year.  Life is getting, somewhat, back to normal.  Gwyneth Rose  weighs in at 7 1/2lbs,  eats baby food and the Mommie has a new set of lungs.  One day, soon, they will all three be moving back to their home on Nags Head, NC.

Please visit this site and, always, keep a box of kleenex near you.
Photo taken from Nate's blogsite

Talk again.

Update on this beautiful family......again-!!
July 17, 2008

Fantastic news from Nate:

The family of 3, have moved back to Nags Head, NC and GwynethRose  weighs 7 1/2 lbs-!!

Way to go Nate, Tricia and precious GwynethRose........keep healthy you three.
Love to you all, Denise


MilePost13 said...

I thought I'd correct a few facts for you...

We live in Nags Head, NC.

We actually moved back home to my parents house over a month more hotel!

Gwyneth is 7 1/2 lbs!

Hope that helps! Thanks for following our story! said...

God Bless the 3 of you. May good health follow you all.........forever.

Know that we are thinking of you,

Denise & Gwen

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Girlfriends, Thanks Pam, grateful knowing there are doctors specializing in this CF field in other areas. I hope you share "Confessions of a CF husband" to your cousin too.

From Pam via our website: July 16, 2008

P.S. I read the blog about the CF husband. My cousin is a doctor in Boston
that has specialized in adult CF patients so it was of great interest to me.
Special family.

Densie & Gwen

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Wow I'm moved and I havent even been to their site!

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Hi G.f.s, We are including the following comments sent through Fast Track to us on this terrific lovestory..........

Mrs.4444 said...

It sounds like you are touching a lot of lives with your story, Nate. I'll keep you in my prayers.......

Joey & Niki said...

I stumbled upon your blog tonight and read your story, incredible!! Nate has endured so much and are so strong, God Bles you and your family. I will keep checking back to see sweet Gwyneth grow and grow. What an amazing family!

Anonymous said...

I visited your blog through a friend. What an inspiring story. Through the toughest times imaginable, one can absolutely feel Nate's love--even through a blog.

Cheryl said...

I'm so thrilled to see that you are ALL back home and recovering and growing!

May God bless each of you as you share in all his goodness and walk this journey Praising God for his goodness.

Many years of great health and happiness


Sarah said...

I just happen to stumble upon your blog, and it brought tears to my eyes. What an amazing story and a beautiful family.

Thank you for sharing and I pray that God continues to bless Nate, Tricia and Gwyneth!

jdm said...

Thank you for sharing this story. It means a lot to other families fighting CF. We are one of the many and it was good to read Nate's positive perspective. I know it can be hard to keep a chin up but we have found it to be invaluable during the hardest moments.

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I just found your blog through another blog on here. Your family is beautiful, especially baby Gwyneth. I was born at 24 weeks as well, weighing a little more than Gwyneth at 1lb 9oz and I just wanted y'all to know that I am 29 years old and am doing so well, and I haven't had any ill effects or major issues because of it. I just wanted to share that. I can't wait until I have the time to really go back and read from the very beginning your story. Y'all have now taken a special place in my heart, and I wish you all the luck, positive vibes, and love in the recovery process for Tricai, and the growing process for Gwyneth.

MissyMoo84 said...

Wow. What an amazing journey you have all been through. I can't wait to keep reading more!

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Hi Girlfriends,

We thank you all who took the time to visit this remarkable site: Confessions Of A CF Husband. Those who did may have noticed the site is up for the BEST BLOG IN '08.

Girlfriends, Denise and Gwen.