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Spencer's Story

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February 14th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

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Hi all!  I have been meaning to post for 2 weeks now; but just haven’t been in much of a computer kind of mood.  Sorry!!

Spencer is still holding strong.  We went 2.5 weeks ago for his 2nd treatment with the new chemo.  I had a chance to talk with his oncologist then and to see his x-rays.  The vet said that he still can’t even hear what he is seeing on the x-rays.  So if Spencer hadn’t hurt his leg, prompting me to ask them to just peek at his lungs while doing x-rays, then we wouldn’t even know the cancer was back.  Or maybe we would I guess, since we wouldn’t have started chemo back up.  He seems to handle this one fine just like he did his last chemo.  I am noticing that he throws up the day of the treatment, so starting this week they are going to give him a shot with some anti-nausea medicine in it at the time they start the chemo.

A few days ago he started coughing and it worried me; but the vet doesn’t think it is related to the cancer.  He thinks instead it is just some good old allergies.  We are having CRAZY weather here in the Atlanta area, things are already starting to bloom!

For the last 2 days Spencer hasn’t had his normal appetite.  I’m not sure what is up with that.  I think he is sleeping a little more than he used to; but anytime there is something to do he is eager to go and doesn’t seem to tire.  So on a rainy day like today, I think he is going to be content to sleep most of the day; but if it was nice outside (he hates going out in the rain… for ANYTHING) I’m pretty sure he would perk up and be happy to go for a nice walk.  His favorite time of the day is still school bus stop time.  He loves walking down with me to get the kids off of the bus.  🙂

Just over a week ago we did get our family pictures done by Melissa Palomo.  I just love how they turned out and can’t wait to see the full gallery!!  I am so glad that she was able to come out to do our pictures and I know that these are going to be treasured by our family.  The kids can’t wait to have the pictures on the walls.  Melissa did an amazing job – my kids were being pills at times, and Spencer wasn’t always the best at following directions; but you’d never know it by looking at the pictures!

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • etgayle

    what amazing portraits of a beautiful family!!!! one of the best things i ever did, was having professional photos taken of my gayle. so glad you guys will have these forever memories, melissa does beautiful work.

    glad spencer is doing pretty well with the new chemo regiment – stay strong and keep enjoying each and every moment with that beautiful boy.

    charon & spirit gayle

  • Dakota Dawg

    These are great photos! You’re lucky to have such a great photographer near you! I couldn’t pick a favorite of the family, but I love the one of Spencer looking at the lake. The first one with the children is very sweet.

    I am so happy that Spencer doesn’t know he’s supposed to be sick. If he did, he might act that way. And for what it’s worth, I also do not like to go outside to pee in the rain. So he seems pretty normal to me. I hope the chemo continues to benefit him the way it seems to be and that Spencer continues to tolerate it so well.

    P.S. How old are your children? They’re awfully cute!

  • Cadence's Mom

    Those pictures are so beautiful. What an amazing family you have. You will treasure these pictures and memories forever. You have inspired me to look for a pet photographer for my girl. Hope Spencer continues to do well. He looks great in the pictures.

    Cadence’s Mom

  • justjac

    Shari – the twins are 7.5 (girl in pink/coral and the little boy) and my other daughter is 5, almost 6. Thanks. 🙂 we think they are pretty adorable; but I know we are a little biased. haha

    And, Melissa doesn’t actually live near us. We are in GA and she is in CA! But she travels some, and we were fortunate enough to have her come out and do these. She is amazing!

  • Titoni

    bellona happy nine month ampuversary!!!! wow, you sure are kikcing cancer’s butt to the curb girl!! we’ll celebrate this major accomplishment by having extra cheese here in ET. keep up the good work!!!charon & gayle

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