Sunday, January 22, 2012
Spencer just finished with his first round of chemo. We have another 10-14 days in the hospital while we wait for his blood levels to finish dropping, then rise back up to a safe level. Then we'll be able to take him home for a week, then start it all over again back in the hospital. We're in for a long road over the next several months!
Our family is settling into a new normal. The little ones are clingier than usual, but with the arrival of Grandma and Aunt H into town, it's gotten a little easier for them to stay in a routine. My husband and I are exhausted, but with the help of countless family and friends we are hanging in there okay.
The effects of the chemo are starting to kick in and Spencer is not feeling great. It's hard stuff watching your child in pain.
And about the blog:
The Recipe Shoebox will go on! My blog partner, Jen, with the help of my sisters and cousin are going to keep the recipes coming, while we take care of our son and pray for the day when we can have Spencer back home as my #1 taste tester again. :)
Thanks for all your prayers and words of support. It's hard to adequately describe how strongly we feel that God has been carrying us every step of this journey. In amidst the stress and the worry about the long weeks and months ahead of us, we have felt an inexplicable inner peace that no matter what lies ahead, that a higher plan is at play.
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."