Today is like any other "ordinary" day in the Gooch household (yes Gooch is really our last name). We wake up and get the kids ready to drop Belle and Gavs off at Grandma Suzi's then off to radiation, a quick lunch and an afternoon kickin' it in the oncology clinic at PCMC (Primary Children's Medical Center) for chemo. By the end of the afternoon, and sometimes early evening we head home for dinner, family time and then bed time, to start all over again the next morning. I feel today that we are finally going along following our new routine. I have been letting Spence "eat it up" and order whatever he wants but today will be the last day of that. His eyes are definitely bigger than his stomach and he is not eating even half of what he orders. Today he ordered a grilled cheese sandwich, french fries, mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit, strawberry milk, and a doughnut with sprinkles. I think he actual ate half of his sandwich, maybe two french fries, a few bites of mashed potatoes, and a quarter of his milk. He PROMISED to eat the rest of it for dinner. He didn't even touch his fruit or doughnut. Silly guy. I am going to pay more for his food than his medical bills!
His hair is totally falling out and we have been hoping to hold on until the head shaving party but I don't know if we can. He doesn't, however, want us to shave it now. He is determined to hold on as long as he can but it is so patchy. He wore one of his cool Utes hats today but it started getting itchy. I know I keep talking about his hair but it's the most emotional thing happening at the moment, and for him, what he has been fearing the most. I am going to do a post once he is "bicked" of his hair throughout the years. It is definitely more emotional than I thought it would be. I think, also, it is a constant reminder of what we are battling, and that is hard. I found a bumper sticker online the other day that I really want to get, it says "cancer sucks". I don't think it can get any more honest than that!