Sunday, January 22, 2012

Spencer Wants it to Be Known...

...that mucositis totally sucks.

...that morphine is lame, anticlimatic, and completely overrated. 

...that he happily accepts all donations of delicious soft foods, including muffins. (Thanks to  Bro. Dahlquist for bringing the only food Spencer's been able to eat all day)

...he is not sad about missing midterms this week.

Despite his extreme throat pain (because of the mucositis), Spencer is actually quite a bit happier and more talkative today.   I'm guessing the transfusion from yesterday finally kicked into gear. 

He's lost about 10 lbs. since his admission into the hospital (25-lbs. down from June) and the mucositis is not going to help that.   He is now 5'9" and 120 lbs. 

My mom and sisters stayed at the hospital with him, so Glen and I could go to church together.  The priest quorum came and brought him the sacrament again today.

His first round of chemo is done!  Now it's just a matter of waiting until his blood levels drop and then come back up (about 10-14 days) and hopefully he can go back home for a week or so before starting his next round.   Apparently this next week, as his blood levels continue to drop, has the potential to be  quite miserable.  :(

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."  Proverbs 3:5-6


Deon said...

I'm so happy that you have such a great support system. You are a brave momma, Lara. Spencer, you are an example to us all. Prayers continue for you every day here in the Tait household. XXOO

K said...

Poor Spencer! Mucositis doesn't sound like any fun. How long is he expected to have it for? So, what can he actually eat now? I know I say this every day but I hope he feels better tomorrow!

Andrea said...

Brother Dahlquist? As in, Scott Dahlquist. We know him and Lance from law school at Chicago. He moved into your ward a little before we left the area.

Sorry about what's going on with your family. I've been reading through all your updates. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Tara said...

Remember when you told me you just really felt you should move into your house, even though it made more sense to move to a different school district b/c of the ward boundaries? It is pretty awesome his friends are all so close to him now. The Lord's tender mercies.

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