Sunday 11/29/15

Robbie had a good day. He is eating again and hung out with a friend from his school today.  I started putting up our Christmas decorations and the sloth got a sweater. 

Ice Storm 11/28/15

Ice storm last night in Oklahoma. Our gas line was broke and was leaking gas, so we had to get out of our house in the freezing cold with Robbie while they shut off the gas. Several large branches down in our yard and all over town.  We are back in our house now using…

Robbie can come home today 11/27/15

Robbie’s blood counts have started to go up, so he can go home today! He just has to eat first, so it might be awhile.  Lynn and Robbie taking pictures with my iPad. 

Thursday updates 11/26/15

The good news is that he hasn’t had a fever today. Blood counts are slightly better, but still very low. He got another unit of platelets and another shot.  My daughter Ruth and Karen Merckx visiting Robbie. Karen has been here all week. She is Ruth’s godmother. 

Tuesday Evening Updates 11/24/15

Robbie’s day is better than yesterday. He is still running a low grade fever on tylenol. He received a unit of platelets and a unit of blood today. His white blood count is still low and he has terrible sores in his mouth due to the chemo. This is making it difficult to eat, so…

11:30 update 11/24/15

Robbie is receiving a couple units of blood this morning. One unit is almost done, then he will receive a bag of antibiotics, followed by another unit of blood. His blood pressure is better and his pulse is down to 105, which is better than yesterday, which was 130. Blood counts are slightly better. Temp…

Monday Night 11/23/15

Robbie had a rough day. This evening his fever is better with Tylenol, but starting to go back up. He is weak, cold, and doesn’t feel very good.  His blood pressure is really low tonight. 88/56. He had a great nurse today!  He had IV antibiotics and fluids all day.  Lynn is taking over for…

Noon update 11/23/15

He continues to run a fever which has gone up now to 102.6 and he has been freezing cold and shivering. They gave him a warm blanket and I finally got into his bed and held him to stop his shivering. The nurse is going to call the dr again.  They also gave him a Neupogen…

Monday AM 11/23/15

He is still running a fever. His doctor just stopped in and Robbie’s white blood count is still very low. They are continuing to give him IV antibiotics and fluids. He is sleeping. I hate seeing him so sick.  Karen Merckx is with me at the hospital and Jim is going to work. 

Admitted to Hospital 11/22/15

Robbie is being admitted to the hospital. His blood counts are very low, fever, and very sore throat. They want to hook him up to IV antibiotics and fluids. Also a shot to help white blood count. He feels very sick and freezing cold.  His doctor just called and they are also going to give…