Robbie and his Siblings 1/30/16

Nick (Ruth’s husband), Ruth, Robbie, and Lynn. (Lynn is holding him up for the picture)

Robbie’s siblings came to visit him and their Aunt Anne today. His cute shirt is from a friend in Tulsa. When you lift it up, it has a cute sloth face. 
Later today, some of his friends from TU are coming to see him. He is having a good day except the leg brace is really bothering him. We are working on getting a different brace that fits better. 

First English Lutheran Church 1/31/16

Robbie has received some cards from my mom’s friends at First English Lutheran Church in Platteville, WI. I love this church and all the families. Many great memories growing up! My mother sewed dolls for missions until she became too frail. I miss her greatly. 

Some of the dolls my mother made. 

First English Lutheran Church. It is comforting to know that they are all praying for Robbie. 

No Chemo Today 1/26/16

Robbie’s blood counts continue to be very low and even dropped lower than last week, so no chemo this week. They will recheck next week and if they are still low, MD Anderson will change the next chemo drugs. His body is still trying to recover from the first 4 rounds of chemo and leg surgery. Keep praying for his recovery. 

Good news is that his leg gets another week to heal. Also, once this starts up again, we know he will be in the hospital a lot. We had all our gear packed including a suitcase of sloths. 

Saturday 1/23/16

7:30 pm 

Robbie had a good day.  It continues to be a challenge to get his leg comfortable, but his incision looks a little better each day. He had another friend from TU visiting today, which was nice. It really lifts his spirits to see his friends.

9:30pm

He is having a lot of leg pain tonight. I’m praying that his pain meds kick in soon. I hate to see him in so much pain. 

Navico 1/22/16

He has interned with Navico in Tulsa the last couple years. They wanted a picture in his Navico shirt so they can photoshop him into the group picture. They are ready for him to work for them when he is done with treatment. They have been so good to him!
As more feeling comes back in his leg, he also has more pain, so he spent more time resting in his bed today. 
One of our sweet neighbors brought over some of Robbie’s favorite foods tonight. So thoughtful! We are so lucky to have many wonderful neighbors. 

Latest Leg Incision Picture (no bandage) 1/21/16

He took his first shower since surgery with a garbage bag taped over his leg and brace. We have a shower chair, but it is still tricky, since our walk-in shower is in a bathroom even smaller than the one Jim is fixing. 

 
Here are the latest leg pics for all my crazy medical friends and family. 
The pink rectangle in the middle is the skin graft. The red dots on his lower leg are where they had the very gross drains. 
Clean bandage and it isn’t even 9:00 at night. My reward is chocolate. Robbie gets pain meds. 

I’m back on the phone again today trying to get the correct wheelchair extender to hold his leg up. It would be perfect if he were a foot shorter. 


Tuesday 1/19/16

Robbie had a quiet day today. His leg is really bugging him. I still need to change his bandage today, which is one of my least favorite things to do for him.

He told me today that when I get old, he will take care of me, so I don’t have to go to a nursing home like grandma.

New Bathroom Door 1/17/16

The picture above is the old bathroom door. (24 inches wide)
Jim has been busy knocking out walls and removing the cabinets. Right now he is putting in a new 36 inch bathroom door. I suggested we hire someone, but he hated to do that when he can do it himself. 
Soon Roobie will be able to fit his walker into the bathroom. Yay!