Lot in Katy, TX

We visited the lot where our house is going to be built in Katy, TX. This wasn’t our original plan, but finding a home that is handicap accessible is almost impossible, so someone suggested building. They plan to be done by February or March. 

There is a MD Anderson center in Katy where Robbie will be able to go for treatment when we move. 

MD Anderson Check Up 10/19/17

Robbie had a check up at MD Anderson today. All his blood counts are okay for chemo on Monday. It will be the 6th round of Doxorubicin “the red devil” and then he will have follow up testing in a few weeks to see if it is safe to continue this drug and if it is still working. All the nurses love Robbe and were giving him hugs. They are all so kind to him. ❤

I put Ruth in charge of planning Robbie’s trip on his bucket list. If Robbie is able, we plan to take him to the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica in January. Thanks again to everyone that helped to make this trip possible. It is giving him something to look forward to as he continues treatment.

I’m still trying to recover from getting the house ready to sell and selling our home. The stress of it all is causing many sleepless nights and headaches.  Buying and selling a home always comes with challenges.

Quiet Day 10/12/17

Robbie had a quiet day. His platelets are still dropping, but his white blood count is a little better. He looks much better than yesterday when he was very pale. 

We gave away his twin bed on Craigslist today and Jim is putting together our daybed for him to use. We made a family very happy that got it today and we are happy it is gone. 

Typical After Chemo Low Blood Counts 10/11/17

Robbie has low white blood count and low platelets, so he is under the normal precautions to avoid getting sick. You’d think we’d be used to it by now, but it still makes me nervous. 

We picked up my car from the airport today and it really hit me that the traffic and highways are part of our new adventure. Robbie said…you can do this mom and when we finally got back to the apartment, he said a quote from an old tv show….Happy no Tears… we did it.