Monday, May 10, 2010

A Full Weekend!

This last weekend was enjoyable for us. Spence was kind of sick, aftermath from treacherous chemo, but his spirits were high. On Saturday Belle got to go golfing with Papa. She has been wanting to take up the sport and so now is the time. She had a fun time. When she got back we had plans to go to our church "carnival". Nate was at Iron Man 2 with the boys so I asked my sister to come and stay with Spence while Belle and I had some time, with Gavs in tow of course. She had a fun time playing beanbag toss and golf, getting her face painted and some various other games. Gavin got to hang out with his BFF Brockster! We went home and made BLT's for dinner. It was what Spence wanted to make me for Mother's Day. He was too sick to help make it but I thought that his idea of planning dinner for me was so cute. Sunday was busy with church and making dinner for my stepmom. I already posted what happened shortly after with Spence and taking him to the Emergency Department. After he had fluids his temp dropped and he started to feel better. His ANC was 2.4, which is good, and they decided to let him go home. My dad and stepmom just felt like the other two kids should stay the night over at their place, which was good inspiration on their part because at 6 this morning we got a phone call saying that his blood cultures had come back positive for a bacterial infection. Blah. They asked us to be in ICS around 7:30-8:00 a.m. I jumped out of bed and began getting ready. We rushed off to the hospital and here we are now. He has been throwing up, spiked a fever of 39.0 c (102.2 f) and had a small allergic reaction to the Gentamicin antibiotic. It has been a crappy day to say the least and it is not even noon. His heart rate and his blood pressure are high so he has a fluid bolus running at gravity. He just received his Ben/Phen and even Ativan. We only do Ativan if he if feeling really bad. Luckily the Ativan conks him out and makes him forget everything so I will count that as a blessing. Please pray for a fast recovery, and for them to find a cause and a fitting antibiotic for this infection!Not too excited about being here, AGAIN.

Gavs tried his first corn on the cob. He pretty much chucked it across the room, but that is what he does with everything nowadays.
Just a good natured kid!
Face painting, golf, bean bag toss! Day of fun!

Gavs and Brockster BFF's!


  1. We will be praying for Spencer and that he will be feeling better soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family

  2. Holly, I am so sorry your mother's day was bad. It is usually the worst day of the year for me too. Even worse than my son's birthday sometimes. But I will keep praying that by your next mother's day you will still have your son and for every mother's day in your life he will be with you.
    God bless you and your family,
    "Your children are not your children... They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you." -
    -- Khalil Gibran