Sunday, March 13, 2011

A new do

Steven's hair has been falling out fast the last few days. When I tried to comb it to collect the falling hairs he wouldn't let me because he didn't want more to fall out. My sister jokingly suggested he wear a hair net to keep it on his head. He got a good laugh thinking about being a lunchroom server in his state. By bedtime he was very irritated by all the hairs in his face and pillow that he finally agreed to buzz it off. I had big picture and video plans for the ceremonious haircut, but Steven was in no mood to allow that. Our nice nurse brought in the clippers and went to town. When it was all over, he was still really irritated--this time by the short stubble left behind. So our nurse tracked down some duct tape and we tried pulling out what we could. We got quite a bit and he finally went to sleep. It must have been okay because he slept pretty well. They let him sleep without iv fluids. He's in better spirits this morning.

Yesterday, his fever came off and on all day. So far today his temp has been normal. They've run tests and cultures and so far nothing has shown up for either a virus or a bacteria. The doctor said that is not unusual. Often times they never know exactly why the patients have fevers. If his fevers stay away, we should be able to go home tomorrow.

We've had a nice, peaceful Sunday. I was able to go to a short sacrament meeting here at the hospital. I've been really worried about my sister lately. It was nice to feel some comfort that God knows us and loves us.


  1. I'm so glad you had a peaceful day. We are praying that you get to go home tomorrow.

    I'd love to see a picture of Steven with his new do. I bet he looks handsome.

  2. Steven,
    Just think about it, you do not have to worry about waking up to a "bad hair day"!! We are praying your fever goes down so that you can go home tomorrow! We love you!!

  3. There is something about knowing that Heavenly Father is aware of us that brings deep peace. Each day is a treasure but the difficult days seem to draw us closest to the Lord so they are priceless. Some roads we would never choose but when we are compelled to travel them we are not alone. I can't seem to quit thinking about Steven and Alisa. You all fill my thoughts and occupy my prayers.
    Aunt Kathy

  4. That duct tape idea sounds painful. You're a tough guy, Steven!

  5. Hi Steven,
    It's the Lego Loving friends of James, the Whiteheads. Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of/ praying for you. So sorry about your cancer... and so happy that you got to go to your dream destination...LEGO LAND!