Robbie and I visited one of Houston’s Art Museums this afternoon. It is a great museum with free admission on Thursday. We only visited one building today. We don’t normally come because of all the walking, but he is feeling good today. We walked from our apartment too, which is a few blocks away.
We visited the Science Museum and the Butterfly Center. It was very peaceful there today.
His bloodwork matches the clinical study, so now his tissue samples have been sent off to be tested to see if they are also a match. We will find out in 3-4 weeks.
Countdown to lung surgery in less than 2 weeks. We are all having problems sleeping. We are buying precious time with the surgery, but it isn’t a cure. From what we hear, it can be a rough recovery. He will have some tests next week before the surgery. Surgery is Monday December 11.
Other Clinical trials: Thank you to the people that have been researching and sending information. If he doesn’t qualify for the first study, we will look at all the alternatives.
Robbie and I spent a few hours at the zoo today. First we stopped at the Natural Encounters building, where we saw our favorite zoo keepers. They let Robbie go back and say hi to Curly the Sloth. They are so good to him! Robbie took several pictures and had a lot of fun. Since it has been a few weeks since chemo, he has a lot more energy.
I might complain about the horrible traffic in Houston, but the weather this time of year is beautiful. Robbie’s shirt says…All I Want for Christmas is More Sloths. 🙂
Jim and I took Robbie back to Brazo’s State Park today. We went hiking and we saw two alligators swimming in the lake. The weather today is almost 80 and beautiful.
It also would have been my mother’s 88th birthday today. I miss her so much. Here is a picture of Robbie with his grandma. She passed away just a few months before we found out that Robbie has cancer.
Robbie received an adorable sloth sweater and sloth calendar in the mail this weekend. Thank you to the people that sent him gifts. As you can see, you made his day.
Jim and I took Robbie to the Houston Thanksgiving parade. We took the METRORail downtown for the first time. I was just thinking that it would be an easy way for Robbie and I when we go into Houston, when someone very high on drugs started running around the train rapping about chainsaws. A great spot to watch crazy people!
The parade was nice and Robbie enjoyed it. We miss being with our family today.
Robbie and I went grocery shopping at HEB with along with the rest of Houston. I forgot about Thanksgiving. There was a huge crowd and a news crew. Total craziness!
We picked up our favorites and brought them back to our apartment. This blue wagon is one of my best Amazon buys this year. It makes bringing groceries to our third floor apartment from our car so much easier.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving this week.