Yesterday my sis in law says "I think my iPod Touch is broken, it says that you haven't updated your blog since Thursday." LOL! I thought this very funny! No it's not broken, I just took some time to enjoy the weekend without opening my computer! Friday started off great! On Thursday we found out that Spencer's counts were very good! His ANC went from zero to 3.0 (3000) in just four days! Thank goodness for the Neulasta shot! Because his numbers were so good he decided that he wanted to attend the last hour of school on Friday. It was so great to have him at school. Belle and I stayed in the building and ate lunch but let him have his freedom. It was another moment of normalcy. It felt nice, for both of us. This was most definitely the blessing of the day!
Saunie watched Gavs while we were at the school, so we headed back her way. They were preparing some yummy delicious cajun food (her husband is from Louisiana) and so we stayed for dinner. Crawfish Etouffee, and the best fried shrimp ever! Spencer even attempted to try a shrimp. It didn't end up happening, but he put it on his tongue. His poor taste buds still aren't working correctly. The kids goofed around, I even had to tell Spence to settle down (yay!) and they watched a movie. Us girls watched a chick flick while the boys went out to watch the Jazzgame. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day.
The next morning I got my hair done at Total Betty by Marti (she is fabulous, best ever!) and ran some errands. I then started preparing the tamales for our family Cinco de Mayo party at Nate's parents house the next day. Spencer really wanted to celebrate Cinco de Mayo but he will be in patient that day so we decided to do it on Sunday. Tamales take a couple of days to prepare so I started on Saturday. I made rice and coconut flan as well. We had a great "fiesta" and enjoyed being with our family. Spence tried a bite of a taco, flan and chips and guacamole! The kids love being with their cousins. The weekend was so great. We haven't been able to enjoy it like this yet. I feel like we are starting to settle into our new norm. I know that their will be bumps in the road but this new norm is much better than the anxieties of a new diagnosis! Tomorrow we go in for a three day in patient. He will get Vincristine, Cytoxan, and Doxirubicin. We have done V and C but not D so keep him in your prayers! If you scroll down to the end I have included "Holly's Tamales" recipe!