Thursday, February 9, 2012


I tried to write a meaningful post tonight, but I just have to admit that I simply don't have the brainpower to do it, so I'm going to sleep.  In my own bed.  Next to my husband.  With my kids in neighboring rooms.  There will be no hall lights left on.  No IV pumps will beep at us.  And nurses will not wander in and out of our room.  Life is good. 



We took Spencer in for a blood draw this morning and his counts weren't high enough for the bone marrow biopsy and spinal tap which were scheduled for this afternoon (ANC=230).  That meant we got to spend a bonus day at home instead of waiting, waiting, waiting in the hospital! 

The doctor just called and said she would reschedule his biopsy and tap for Monday or Tuesday and then readmit him to the hospital at the same time, so he can get started on his second round of chemo.  We're grateful for the weekend together, but sad that it already seems like way too short a time at home. 

Spencer is trying to eat up every moment of normalcy he can while he's at home.  He's been able to hang with friends, eat lots of home cooked food (now that his throat is better), and wander aimlessly through the house happy to be unhooked from his IV tower.    He even ventured to an uncrowded store tonight (with a mask of course). 

"A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build.... There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth." 
~Thomas S. Monson

3 comments: said...

Thanks for the reminder of what is really important.

Trisha said...

I've been in your home... and it really is a bit of heaven on earth! We are all watching from afar, feeling the same joy that Spencer can be home for a little while! You're a special mamma, Lara. I love you!

Monica said...

I love reading your updates Lara. Thinking of you often and wishing you peace and hope and the ability to find the joy in the little things amidst all the craziness around you!

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