Pre Chemo Sloth Party 8/31/18

Ruth and Nick arrived last night. Ruth is hanging out at the hospital with Robbie and is going to spend the first night with him. He loves when his sisters visit. Ruth and Nick will be here all weekend and Lynn plans to come down on Monday. He is waiting on the chemo to start….

We Love the Houston Zoo 8/30/18

We really appreciate the staff at the Natural Encounters building for always being so kind to Robbie. When they found out he was having a rough week, they invited him to feed and spend time with Curly the sloth. ❤️

Thankful for Friends and Family 8/29/18

We are so thankful for friends and family. We are all having a hard time handling the latest news. Tomorrow we will be at MD Anderson all day for tests, chemo, and to see Dr Ratan. We are waiting on approval from insurance for the new chemo. Then Robbie will have chemo everyday for a…

MD Anderson Updates 8/28/18

We got sad news today. The CT scan of Robbie’s lungs last night show his cancer has taken off and is probably the cause of the pneumonia and breathing problems. The clinical trial and lung surgery have been canceled. He will start aggressive chemo treatments on Thursday. This chemo is known to lower blood counts,…

Pneumonia Continues 8/26/18

Robbie continues to be short of breath, coughing, and low grade fever. I sent a message to MD Anderson, so they will see it in the morning and let us know if there is anything else we can do. Jim is running a fever tonight, so I hope he isn’t getting sick.

Butterfly Center 8/25/18

Robbie really wanted to go to the Butterfly Center and the Kolache Shoppe this morning. I promised earlier this week that I would take him. He enjoyed the breakfast, but only lasted a few minutes by the butterflies. He was glad to escape the house. Walking back to the car made him shaky and short…

Still Fighting 8/23/18

Robbie was fever free most of the day and we were hoping he was finally getting better, but tonight his fever is back. We are praying tomorrow he will be fever free all day.

Still Coughing 8/22/18

Robbie continues to cough and has a low grade fever. Jim called MD Anderson and they prescribed more medicine. They said we only need to bring him to the ER if his fever goes back up to 101. He looks a little better today. He doesn’t want his picture taken until he feels better. He…

Another Day of Being Sick 8/21/18

Robbie is not bouncing back like we were hoping. He has started to eat a little, but continues to sleep a lot. He also still has a low grade fever. Jim is going to call MD Anderson in the morning and set up an appointment. He is going to pack an overnight bag incase they…

Robbie has Pneumonia 8/16/18

Jim spent the day at the ER at MD Anderson with Robbie. They thought they would have to admit him, but after spending the day running tests, they decided to sent him home with meds. He has been running a fever, cough, and has been sleeping a lot. It was hard to be at work…