X-Rays 4/15/16

Today they took X-rays of his leg to see how it is doing and check for additional cancer. Everything looks good. The darker white is titanium. He has two more rounds of chemo and if all goes well, we will move back home the end of May or mid June.  You can see his port…

New Fence and Gate 4/11/16

 Kenny Arthur with Fivestar Fencing put up a privacy fence and gate between our house and our neighbors this week. When he came to work, our neighbors told him about Robbie. After hearing about Robbie, Kenny decided to donate his work and materials. We are so grateful to him and look forward to seeing the…

Done with Round 8! 4/10/16

We are heading back to our apartment. He is done with round 8. He will receive medicine every 6 hrs around the clock and have bloodwork everyday until the drug is out of his system. 

Chemo: Round 8. 4/10/16

Robbie has round 8 of chemo and round 4 of Methotrexate today. He was an unhappy camper to have to do chemo again! We all had problems sleeping last night. It didn’t help that the people above us had a major screaming fight at 2AM that lasted for an hour.  Jim and I are hanging out…

Leg Cast 4/8/16

Robbie had a long day of appointments! We were at Anderson from 9-2. He got a cast/leg brace made for his leg today. They want to gradually straighten his leg. His leg continues to be frozen at a 45 degree angle. They can heat the cast and change the angle as needed. The picture shows…

Back to the Zoo 4/7/16

Sleeping Sloth Meerkats We started the day at Anderson, so Robbie could get a shot to help with his low white blood count. Then I took Robbie back to the zoo. He is very weak, so we only stayed for an hour. The sloth was asleep. We watched the fish and then took pictures of…

The University of Tulsa: Officially Done! 4/6/16

Robbie is finally done with his last class. Although he graduated in December, he had a project left for one class. This professor has a reputation for having most of his students being incomplete when they finish his class. He has been nice to continue working with Robbie, but I worried that he would continue…

Houston Zoo 4/5/16

Robbie and I went to the Houston Zoo today. They gave me a teacher discount on the family pass. Luckily the rainforest building is near the entrance.  Robbie had fun taking pictures of the sloth. It was a little challenging to stand on one leg and let go of the walker to take pictures. We…

Anderson Updates 4/4/16

Mondays are always busy with long lines of cars.  Robbie saw Dr Ratan today. He plans 3 more rounds of chemo. He isn’t able to use the combination of chemo drugs that he planned due to Robbie’s continued low blood counts. He is hoping the chemo drug Methotrexate will be strong enough on its own.  Robbie’s…