Day of Appointments 2/29/16

Robbie and I will be at MD Anderson all day today. Two appointments down, three to go. We won’t be done until 5:00pm.  Dr Ratan wants to start chemo again on Wed. He isn’t sure how many more rounds of chemo, but his team is thinking 4 or more.  Robbie and I are trying to…

Church Visit 2/28/16

Robbie and I visited a traditional Lutheran church today near Rice University. They have an outstanding choir and a very friendly congregation.   Robbie is having a good weekend. Some leg and foot pain off and on. 

Jim is on his way to OKC 2/27/16

I dropped Jim off at 7:00AM at the Houston Hobby Airport. He has a direct flight with Southwest back to OKC. I’m jealous he is going home and my anxiety level just went up a few points.  Robbie has a lot of appointments this coming week and if he numbers go up a little more,…

Numbers Went Up 2/24/16

Robbie’s blood count went up today, so he doesn’t have to have blood taken again until next Monday. Yay!  His platelets and white blood count are still low, but slowly inching up.  He is having a great day. He got a gyro from a food truck and ice cream from  Baskin-Robbins. He wanted to try something…

Tuesday Morning Updated 2/23/16

Done with bloodwork and waiting for Jim to pick us up. They will call this afternoon with the results.  Updated 3:00 They just called with his results and his counts went down slightly from yesterday, which was a disappointment. Praying for better results tomorrow. He has slept most of the day today.  Robbie showing off…

Early Morning 2/21/16

Robbie is very tired hanging out at MD Anderson this morning. Getting there by 7:30 AM, made for an early morning.  His platelets stayed the same today at 39,000. Normal is between 150,000 and 450,000. White blood counts dropped again. We are hoping since the platelets stayed the same that they will start going back…

Saturday Blood Tests 2/20/16

It is quiet at MD Anderson on Saturday morning.  Robbie humor: The nurse said… I’m here to “draw” your blood. Robbie said…You are going to “draw” pictures of my blood? 🙂 The nurses love him. His blood counts took another jump down. I’m praying they start to swing back up. More blood tests tomorrow.  This…

OT and PT 2/19/16

Robbie met with OT and PT today. They are very sweet and the one lady told him to take his pain meds before coming because she is going to work hard with his leg to get it working again. He will start going three times a week two hours per visit.  During his bloodwork this…

Fainting 2/16/16

Robbie had appointments at MD Anderson today. It is nice to be only 2 miles away now! He started with bloodwork, which he has had done dozens of times without problems, but today after they were done, he kept fainting. They got so excited they rushed him to the ER to get checked out. Nothing…

Chemo at MD Anderson 2/10/16

We just arrived at MD Anderson for Robbie to start round 5 of chemo. We are praying he doesn’t get as sick as he has in the past. They are going to try a drug that isn’t as harsh on his bone marrow since his numbers are still low.  We have some leads for housing…