Monday, April 9, 2012

Working Hard and Playing Hard During Spring Break

Here's a little glimpse of our Spring Break: 

Monday:  yardwork with mom, made cinnabunnies with mom, playdates, Ellie overcomes her fear of sliding down the pole at the playground

Tuesday: yardwork with dad, matinee of Mirror, Mirror with dad, free ice cream at Ben and Jerry's

Wednesday:  more yardwork with mom, Frying Pan Farm Park with mom and friends

Thursday:  more yardwork with dad, Antietam battlefield with dad

Friday:  housework with mom, walk on trails at Eakin Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center with mom and lots and lots of tadpoles

Sunday:  Visitors, Easter dinner at the hospital (made by Glen, Emma, and Cami)

Monday:  Cub scout field trip to MeadowLark Gardens, Cami and Emma walk 8 miles with YW to visit Spence in the hospital,  playdates with friends

All in all, it was a great week.  We did loads of hard work, but had something fun to look forward to everyday. 


Unfortunately Spring Break was not so fun for Spencer:

His fever went away.  Now it's back.  His chest pain went away.  Now it's back with a vengeance.  His blood tested positive for a bacteria.  Still trying to figure out which bacteria.  He's on loads and loads of meds.  Spence counted 24 pills in one day and that did not include all the additional intravenous medications he is receiving.  They've got both of the lumens from his central line hooked up to fluids now, to minimize the chance of introducing infection into his line.   Depending on the bacteria they find and how well he responds to the antibiotics, he may not be able to go home before round 4 begins.  :(    Unless something changes medically, we are definitely not doing transplant.   


“Ask yourself, 'How did God bless me today?' If you do that long enough and with faith, you will find yourself remembering blessings. And sometimes, you will have gifts brought to your mind which you failed to notice during the day, but which you will then know were a touch of God’s hand in your life.”                              –Henry B. Eyring


K said...

Glad you had a good spring break.

I Am so sorry spence isn't feel well again. Dang it! I'll be praying hard for a better day tomorrow!

K said...

One more thing, do they still think the chest pain is caused by pleurisy?

Jana said...

Poor Kid. No one should have to deal with anything like that. We are thinking of him and praying for him and for the doctors to make good decisions on his behalf.
Take care of yourself and please let me know if we can help with anything.

Mika said...

Sorry to hear that Spencer is having a tougher time. I hope all his meds kick in REAL soon!!

I'm loving the idea of getting kids involved in yard work. We have a garden that needs A LOT of love and attention right now.


annalisa said...

Looks like you all had a fun spring break :) Meadowlark Gardens is awesome. Just sayin.' Antietam is pretty cool too :)

I hope Spence feels better sooner rather than later. I pray for him everyday.

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