Robbie is having a relaxing Sunday. He has been reading and playing on his computer.
My day has been focused on getting ready for my little students this week. My youngest are in Kindergarten, which is still one of my favorite grades to teach. I’m also trying to calm down from the past year, which will take time.
Good News: Robbie was offered a three month trial position with Navico, where he was an intern all through college. He will be able to work remotely part time. We are thankful for this opportunity for Robbie and he is very excited to start back to work! He will be doing computer programming.
Robbie Updates: Robbie is getting stronger each week. He started with a new physical therapist today. Sadly the person he has been working with moved to a new job. He told Robbie that he was going where sloths are appreciated. Haha
More Sloths: Robbie got a cute sloth puzzle today in the mail. Thank you!
Slow Blog Posts: I’ve returned to work full time and have been at school everyday since we got back from Houston. It is wonderful to see everyone again. My sweet students from last year, have been running up to me with excitement. I only had them for a week last year before I took off for Robbie. Centennial is a wonderful place to teach!
I started back to teaching after being out last year for Robbie. I had a hard time leaving him today. He still needs a lot of help and he will have multiple doctor appointments this year.
I’m teaching K-3 special education this year. I look forward to meeting my students.
I’m so thankful to the staff at Centennial. Many of them donated sick days last year while I was out for Robbie. I can’t thank them enough.
We spent another day at MD Anderson. The staff was happy to see Robbie and he got hugs from his nurses. They are so sweet! Today he went to see his orthopedic surgeon.
Dr Lin said Robbie will probably need the more risky leg surgery to help his leg to straighten out, but he wants to give him more time to heal first and see how much PT helps. There is a lot of scar tissue that is causing his leg to want to bend. The prosthetic knee and tibia look good on the X-rays. He will go back in November.
Robbie and my great nephew Kellen.
New baby Nora. (Kellen’s sister).
My sister Sandy and her grandbaby.
Sandy, her son Brian, and his baby. We all had fun holding her. I missed getting a picture of his wife Sarah.
Robbie eating cake to celebrate his good tests. My nephew and his sweet family live in Houston. My sister and her husband flew down from Wisconsin.
Robbie talked me into a cute shark today.
He tried to talk me into the adorable tiger.
Feeding and petting the stingray.
Robbie and Ruth at the aquarium.
I took Robbie and Ruth to the Houston Aquarium and restaurant today. They had fun looking at the fish and eating at the restaurant.
We didn’t get a desert, but I had to take a picture.
Robbie got tired quickly. He is still recovering from his minor surgery to remove his port yesterday.
Really Good news: Robbie’s three month scans were clear of cancer. He will be checked every three months because Osteosarcoma is such an aggressive cancer.
Bad news: The fracture in his foot hasn’t healed yet. He will see the orthopedic specialist on Monday to check his foot and leg. Also his blood counts are still below normal, which explains why he is still so tired. They were actually slightly lower than when we moved back home.
Today: Robbie will get his port removed this morning. Robbie told the doctor…you mean you are going to deport me? Haha