I asked Robbie what he wants for Christmas. He said that all he wants is for MD Anderson to say that he is still cancer free! This is my Christmas wish too!
A week from today we travel back to Houston for Robbie’s 3 month check up at MD Anderson. We are praying for good results. There is always the fear that they will find cancer again, which causes high anxiety leading up to the appointments.
We will also meet with the orthopedic surgeon to see if more surgery will be needed on his leg and to check his foot. Lynn is coming along because Jim can’t take time off work. They were great to allow him to work remotely while we stayed in Houston, so we can’t complain.
Robbie looks great and his part time job is going well.
Robbie has hearing aids that he can keep!! Thank you Hearts for Hearing! Also thanks to DRS Deaf and Hard of Hearing services. We are so thankful! It has taken us since the end of July with many twists, turns, hoops, and paperwork.
A year ago we were at the ER with Robbie. The start of many trips to the hospital. His blood counts kept dropping dangerously low, which was very scary. I still get emotional seeing this picture. He was too weak to walk. He stayed a few days in the hospital getting blood transfusions and platelets.
Today with Jim and getting stronger each week. So thankful that he is in remission.
1993 Lynn, Ruth & Robbie in Westerville, OH
Ruth, Lynn, & Robbie 1995
The kids and Jim in Marion, IA