Pat has to go to California in Aug, for his GIA course. We will be super tight financially this month and next month and could use any extra help possible. Every bit would be a huge blessing. We feel so thankful he was able to receive a scholarship for cover this course. Nathan is doing well and has his CF Annual next week and a ENT follow up from his surgery. We are hoping this round of all the antibiotic's has really helped, and that his cultures will be better this time. Thank you for all your continued prayers.
Bella's bath this weekend...
Hi~wanted to thank everyone for their continued help in sharing this page. I'm trying hard to help move us closer to our goal. Bella's vet results were really good on her x-rays. Her titer came up though, so this Thursday we are going over to Dr. Mark to see what he wants us to do. Maybe a medication increase or something. It's funny because it's kind of like her titer doesn't match the improvements in her physical bones so it's weird. Nathan is still on all his antibiotic's so it's been hard on his tummy this week. Continue praying and sharing this gofundme page please!! God bless you~
Nathan is so thankful to be home with his daddy and Bella!! We love you all and are so thankful for how many prayers and love people share with us and on Nathan's behalf. He is positive for MRSA so far, and we were able to get him started on Bactrim. It will take a week or so before we know any other results on his bronchoscope & sinus cultures. Right now he is just physically exhausted, laying down a lot (still happy/sweet as ever) just 'mellow' wanting lots of cuddles which we are happy to oblige! His temp is still thankfully low. 101~ Please continue to pray and share this page & link w/ everyone you can. Thank you.
I just updated our main page. I hope this will be more helpful to share information and help other's know what some of our biggest needs are. God bless you and thank you for continuing to pass this page and info around. Don't forget, May is CF Awareness month. We pray someday CF will stand for Cure Found.
So goodness sakes. We are now in a bigger pickle than before. Someone threw/whacked a golf ball into Nathan's bedroom window & broke the first pane. Second pane is cracked. I called the insurance company this morning and he said it will be cheaper/easier to replace the window ourselves than file a claim because of our deductible. We are already still trying to raise some help for the repairs & things that the guy from Home Depot is helping with! I sent him a text but haven't heard back yet. Please help me get this fixed this week if you can pitch in at all. There's 0 in this account right now since last month. Any help would be a big blessing, and if you know anyone that can install a window donate it or maybe one on sale/clearance or at least safe but super cheap let me know!!!
We are very thankful that Nathan is not having to go back to the hospital this week. So far he is feeling much better, we wanted to thank everyone for their prayers and love! Please keep sharing this page~God bless you!
We are getting some help with the mold & problems in our bathroom and different issues in our home. If you can pitch in, they are doing a lot for us. The GM from the Pantano & Broadway location really appreciates any help funding that we are able to help them with since we are a private family and not a organization. They are trying to help w/2 bathrooms, front door frame/possibly replacing door, removing popcorn off ceiling, pavers for a area aprox 30x50 and maybe a window in our kitchen. Also needed help w/ roof & AC. He needs to reach out to other places for this. Any help you can do is incredible. Thank you truly!!
Please pitch in to help us w/ a couch if you can! Thanks!
Nathan is feeling MUCH better today! Thank you for all your support and help! xoxox Much love and many hugs from Bella & Nathan (((hug)))
Nathan is doing much better right now! Thank you so much for all the prayers and support! Please continue to help me get this gofundme page out there so more people know about it. Thank you so much!
Nathan's cough has settled down again for the most part thankfully! We are thankful and excited that the GM from Home Depot's coming by this week hopefully to check the bathrooms for the mold and see what they might be able to do to help! What a blessing. We are getting closer to our goal, hoping to get half way there this week. Please keep sharing this page with others! God bless you!
St.Patrick's Day Parade w/MAW kids Phx.
We're almost there! Keep this going please~we could really use the help, every little bit is such a blessing. Same for sharing this page with others!! Nathan's finally on his Cipro besides his TOBI, so hopefully he'll get over this pseudomonas infection soon!! Thanks for your love and prayers~
Thank you for your continued love & support! Please pray for Nathan's tummy. He's feeling much better this morning, but he's been having a really rough time.
Thank you so much for your continued support and compassion to share this around, and even if you are unable to donate just to keep sharing this page, helping us get closer to our goal and to continue praying for our family!
spread awareness please!!!
We feel so blessed to be 44% of the way to our goal! Thank you to everyone for continuing to help us get the word out about our crazy family & Nathan and Bella's sweet story! Please help us gain a little more ground today! We have 23 people visit it yesterday! Whoo-hoo! Leave a comment and let me know you were here! xoxo
Nathan's Make A Wish Trip 2011
It's almost Valentines Day~ please continue to share the love and blessing of Nathan and Bella's story and about our family. We are needing a little extra help right now getting ready to take Nathan to his doctor appointments next week w/ extra gas /food money etc. plus regular bills. We're hoping to be able to get Nathan a bunk bed too at some point soon as kind of a belated birthday present so he can have a friend sleep over sometime!
Happy Birthday Nathan~ I love you so much...your daddy does too and big brother does. You have changed our whole lives more than words could ever say!
Praise God!! Guess what? Pat said we got a message about Bella's titer results and they HAVE IMPROVED!! Previously they have been in the 60's and now it was 18! Isn't that amazing! They said they'll do the x-rays and titer's again in 6 months and for us to keep doing what we're doing! What a huge blessing!
Count down to Nathan's 9th birthday on Monday!! Please keep sharing this page & helping us get closer to our goal of people seeing their story! We should be getting Bella's valley fever titer test results today! xoxo I'll let you know how they are once I get the call! :)
I think that the FOX story might be on his birthday~the 27th? She said they might do it sooner, but may use that as a lead in.
I am having a really hard time w/ my twitter acct. It's temp suspended because I was reaching out to so many people today so desperately trying to get this out there since it's almost Nathan's b-day!!! ~Just pray people will still see it. I don't know if they'll be able to RT/ share things I sent or not or be able to find this page. Ugh. xoxo Pray please!
Wow...this is unbelievable! I still haven't seen the FOX story~ if anyone else has can you please send me the link?
Good morning! Well, I guess the story wasn't on last night, so I am hoping it will be today. At least we didn't see it~ Nathan had a much better night last night so that is a huge blessing!!
I am really thankful that Bella's vet appointment went so well. We will need to do her x-rays next time this summer. The reporter from FOX was just stunningly beautiful~and so nice. She was really sweet to Nathan and we are hoping she got some really good fottage of Bella and Nathan. Can't wait to see how the story turns out. I'll post it as soon as I get it. Thank you so much for the help!!
Bella is having her valley fever titer test checked in the morning and the journalist from FOX11 is meeting us at Acacia so she can get a picture of Nathan & Bella!
Hi! Please share this story and information about our precious son Nathan & his amazing pit bull Bella.
We have been so blessed to have our dog Bella. She is incredibly gentle towards Nathan. He has cystic fibrosis, asthma, eosinaphilic esphagitis, gastro pareisis, Ehler's-Danlos Syndrome 3, & POTS & DIOS. He has a g-tube that he's had since he was 6 months old, and is now 9. He is a very sweet & funny boy. Having Bella in his life has been a blessing beyond words. She is very sensitive to his moods & emotions when he is not feeling well, and stays close to him for him to hug and snuggle.
This year has been a little harder health wise for Nathan, he's had 3 MRSA infections in 10 months, and at the end of Oct got very sick and was in Phoenix Children's Hosptail over Halloween into early Nov.
He's wanting a new XBox One for Christmas, his xBox 360 doesn't hasn't worked for about the last 3 months. There is no way I can manage that. My husband and I are seperated, he got an apartment in Nov. He is going to cover the house payment but I have to do utilities etc.
Things that would be a blessing are gift cards to Target, Walmart, Fry's, Safeway, gas cards to QT (Quick Trip). Nathan is a size 10-12, and does need (the ones that go to the thigh like haines etc.) underware, socks, and pajama's. Anything is a tremendous blesssing. Espeically your prayers. Please also if anyone knows someone who doesn't use a vehichle in Tucson, AZ~ we only have the one, and right now Pat is using it most of the time and I hate being here with out one. Plus we can't take it out of town, the engine hasn't been as reliable anymore and this weekend we had a tire blow out. So we have to get tires etc. It would just be a blessing beyond words if anyone has a reliable vehichle that would be good enough to go not only around town but to his cf and doctor appointments in Phoenix, and to see my mom and foster dad in Prescott. Needs to have decent A/C not so concerned about appearances as long as it is in good working condition. If you would rather donate directly to Bella's vet to help specificially only with her needs,she has a account on their books where people can pitch in for that:It's Dr. Mark at Acacia Animal Hospital in Tucson, AZ. & be sure to say it needs to go to Bella Contreras's account.
Thank you! Please keep sharing this story, Bella is a precious part of our family!!! http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1065091
Cystic Fibrosis awareness is a must...so is special needs pet adoption. Please help us share this story. Thank you truly!