Friday, February 5, 2010

Visitors, Sleep, Breakfast and a Nice Little Walk

Spencer is so blessed to have such beautiful, wonderful aunts (and uncle :)) come and visit him last night. He was still waking up from his anesthesia but he told me that he loved having visitors. They made his night. Aunt Melissa brought him a cool book that is full of awesome facts, she must know my Spencer and how much he loves to learn about new things!
Betsy (Spencer's future wife), Melanie and Josh came to visit. Betsy has diabetes and has been in the hospital plenty of times before and has been such a strength and example to Spencer. She loves Spencer so much and had a hard time seeing him like this, especially since he was still groggy from the anesthesia. We love you guys so much and are so thankful for you!

The rooms have freaking playstation 2! That made Spence very happy, although he was too tired to really play it. Maybe tomorrow!

Finally asleep. You can see by the way his lips are that his throat and tongue are swollen. He figured out a way to position them so he can breath and sleep comfortably.

This is my view of Spence through his bedrail while on my "comfy" chairbed

He was so excited that he has a "room service" menu. Poor little guy could barely swallow his Sprite but he still ordered sausage!
Yummy! Strawberry Carnation Instant Breakfast, blueberry muffin, and sausage! The tray came with a cool little bendy guy that had a joke in it's hands, "Where did the spaghetti go to dance?" "The meatball"!!!

He decided after he tried to eat his breakfast that he needed to work up an appetite first so we took a little walk. His poor little face. He is afraid to move it too much because it hurts but the Horner's Syndrome, which is produced when sympathetic innervation to the eye is interrupted (like by a tumor), is why his eyelid is droopy and his pupil smaller than normal. He has a drain attached to his incision, draining all fluids, and that is what he is holding in his hand. We were supposed to be able to come home tonight but because his drain is still draining we may have to wait until tomorrow. Poor guy can't stand it sticking out of his neck.


  1. Holly! My love and prayers go to Spencer and your family. You're so good to blog during this all. Keep us updated. Keep the faith!!

  2. what a super stud!
    i am so glad you made this blog! it will be so great to read updates and follow you in this big adventure!
    all our love,
    the smiths

    p.s. do you mind if i link you up on "brightsides"?

  3. Holly!!! I am so amazed at you and your family's strength. I will keep you all in my prayers. You are such a inspired Mom- I would never have thought to take a picture! I'm so glad you don't have to worry about work right now. Keep posting and good luck Spencer!!

  4. Thanks for the information, Holly. I've been wanting know more, but knowing you did not need one more person asking for all the details. Spencer is a tough little guy. We love him! Let him know his cousins have been praying for him every day.

    Love, Kim, Nick, Court, Jocelyn and Lauren

  5. We miss him and are Praying for him. Moab is super concerned and is Praying like crazy for Spencer.

  6. Oh Holly!!! We love you guys, and are praying like crazy for you! If you need absolutely anything I can help! Seriously!

  7. Thanks for keeping us updated. What a tough little guy. We for sure will keep him and your family in our prayers. Nate you are a terrific dad with great strength.

  8. Love that Betsy Ausborne. With her as Spencer's friend, life has to be GREAT!