Friday, March 2, 2012

Bleh!

Quick!  Name all the lousy side effects from chemo you've ever heard of before:

Hair loss--
Extreme fatigue--
Nausea/Vomiting--
Weakness--
Low blood counts--
Bleeding (from low platelets)--
Diarrhea--
Irritability--
There's actually a gazillion more possible side effects that could be on this list (but thankfully aren't), but suffice it to say Spence has had better weeks.   Just as he was really starting to feel better after his surprise appendectomy, the irritability and fatigue set in with a vengeance.  Now he has a nasty case of nausea and is throwing up everything he eats.  The powerful anti-nausea medication they give him (Ativan) knocks him out flat, which means that lately he's been too pooped to read, play Words with Friends, or even watch tv, let alone do homework. 

On the bright side, his favorite nurse just got back from vacation!

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"God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way".
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Author Unknown

4 comments:

Dad-Mom said...

Oh my goodness! Poor Spencer. Any one of those would be bad enough, but to have all of them! And how hard for you to watch your son go through all this.

We are praying for him and will fast for him Sunday. We love you.

K said...

Poor poor Spencer! I am so very sorry he has to go through this! What a tough kid! I'm going to say an extra special prayer for him tonight that he can start feeling better soon.

Is he able to get enough nutrition?

K said...

Btw, the picture is so sad. This post made me cry thinking of all Spence has to suffer. I pray he will have a better day tomorrow!

Ashley said...

My heart goes out to Spencer! Hang in there!!

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