Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What Would You Do?

....if your IV tubing cracked and resulted in blood dripping down your arm and splattering all over the floor? 

Freak out?  Faint? 

Well, if you're like me that's what you would do. 

But if you happen to be the uber medically desensitized Spencer, you would calmly let the nurse pull out the needle, sop up some of the blood dripping down your arm and without skipping a beat  snap a picture with your iPad and post the pic to twitter with the hashtag "yaaaaaaay #excitement"  all before the nurse could even get back with a bandage for it. 

All the while I was trying to figure out how quickly I could leave for home... 



  • Thank goodness Spencer had just received a platelet transfusion right before the IV incident or it could have been a lot messier of a problem.  As it was, he did have a massive headache the rest of the day. 
  • His counts are still low and he'll likely get a red blood transfusion tomorrow.  He is still hopeful that discharge may be this weekend.
  • Ellie had to get a routine blood test today, which historically has been a very stressful experience for her.  But today she surprised me and the tech when she burst out laughing right at the moment we expected her to cry and proclaimed that "it tickled".   :)
  • The kids all randomly seem to be outgrowing their clothes and shoes at the same time, so we've been making a few stops at the local thrift store lately.  We've found shorts for the summer, shoes to tide them over until school starts, a couple of summer wardrobe updates for me, and these cute new Sunday outfits for Ellie and Emma....all for a small fraction of what they'd cost new! 


"Life will never be easy. When those difficult times come, it is up to us whether we curse God, as Job’s wife would have had him do, or trust in the Lord and seek to learn what He would have us learn. "

                                                                                                                              ~Kevin Jeffs

2 comments: said...

Go Spencer! I am sure he is one tough cookie.... it will serve him well in life. Great finds for the girls - let me know when you want a thrift store shopping companion.

annalisa said...

Well I don't know if I would faint, but I would probably freak out. Did you faint?!

That would be awesome if his counts went up and he could go home this weekend :)

Those are some cute clothes that Emma and Ellie got!

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