Monday, May 7, 2012

yup yup

Spencer has been released from KU Med and is now at a rehab center that does not allow visitors. Thank you all for your support.
Staples came out of his head, only twinged when his hair was pulled. Facial sutures removed-slight rt side movement improvement. Probably still months until back to normal. Spencer is definately had to change his diet. Soft foods and added carbs/sugars for calories. Labs are stable, hemoglobin (blood count) remains low at 9.3, but higher then 7.2 he was. Walking halls more though he gets tired easily. Will not be running a marathon soon!! Looking for discharge from KU soon, but still pending. Will have lots to do for recovery. Please contact his dad still for visits re:keeping things calm and paced. Though he thinks things will jump right back to norm we think he may be in for a surprise. As you probably have figured out he will not be returning to school this year, so enjoy it for him.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Blogging. Blogging. I was told to blog, I got my ACT score today and was really  disappointed but it';'s what ever. On my writing portion i got a 9 out of twelve, I think it was out of tweleve haha. Apparently i can't spell either. My jaw is crooked and i still  can only feel part of the right side of my face.... EVERY ONE COME VISIT!!!!! it's ok now you don't need to check and confirm just show up and knock, i'll be here. be sure to knock though because sometimes i takes a spongebath and tt
hat could be awkward

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Looking good

Spencer has been walking a few times a day. Still sleeps alot. All of his labs are looking better. Still in some pain. Overall seems chipper.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Neuro to do EMG today since right side facial paralysis remains. Spencer is REALLY upset about this happening since it was such a minimal % to happen. Hopefully he will get movement back-doctor has talked about more surgery to help it-YUK!!! He just returned from his first walk off the floor. It might take a little to get back in shape, but his dad says he did awesome. The hair... He seems ok with the one sided mohawk look... interesting.  He is making progress:)


Thursday, May 3, 2012

So on the positive side feeding tube and head drain gone. Right side facial paralysis remains, but he is able to eat some soft foods fairly well. Not all is as easy as others. Shakes of coarse have gone over well. His blood count has dropped a bit more so he gets exhausted even faster. Receiving medicines to help bring it up. Has slept lots past two days, which is better then before when discomfort got better of him. Still getting multiple blood draws daily to monitor things.
Not well enough to wonder the hospital quit yet.
With all that has happened and things facing us still, we are lucly and blessed with what we have been given. Make sure everyone in your life knows how much you care because you never know what tomorrow brings.


damn -Spencers first writings

Damn feeding tube is in the way of eating real food so now I have to sit here with this friggin tube down my throat for another day, still being unable to eat. BUT on the upside i get all the free ice cream and chocolate smoothies That i can endure, which is drastically increasing every day. Don't forget to stay in shape! I have walked a whole mile and a half since being here =-) which for a guy who got out of two surgeries has over 15 stitches/staples protruding rather exotically. Did i mention that I can only effectively control half my face? It sounds totally worse than it really is haha at the beginning of this blog i was determined to craft a grammatical master piece with exquisite word choice and an unparalleled level of intelligence other people didn't think were possible from me =) I got bored though  and am not going to even attempt anything like that. now that this blog is at least a decent pargraphish thing long it will be posted, dear world, I am alive. This  The human resistance.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

ENT doctor in and says CT of jaw looks good. Concerned with severe paralysis of left side of face. Not drooling to much. Hopefully temporary nerve irritation. Left ear better, but will remain an UGLY EAR.
Got to have a chocolate shake, which he thought was delicious. Moving better and working on walking a mile. Remains on heparin, tube feedings, and fluids. Oh yah, he is proud he got to pee on his own today:) Foley gone which he says was not a pleasant removal. It made me laugh a bit.

mom Kim

Wednesday Morning

Spencer woke up grouchy this morning, good sign, he gets to eat clear liquids, he is so excited, its been a week since he has eaten anything. Will update again when docs come around. He did get his catheter out this morning, which made him a lot happier.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Finally done with surgery. Now to get extubated without taking out the staff. Two plates at frontal lower jaw, one upper rt, all internal. Doctor says left ear looking better with packing the best he could do-really if it is attached it looks good to a wrestler.
2nd plate is in, working on the ear, should be done in 30 minutes or so.

Just updated from OR staff, Midlower jaw plated and done-working on rt upper jaw (which is tricky re:nerves)-left ear beautification next (not sure Spence cares about that). Looking at completion around 7pm tonite. Praying he does not wake up again like the Hulk on crack. We did warn them though!
Leaving to go to the operating room, will update in a few hours.


Jaw Day

Docs visited early this morning, surgery will start between 1 and 2pm, and should last 2 to 3 hours. The long wait begins.