Stormy Weather 10/31/18

Jim and the kids

We have strong storms tonight and a tornado warning earlier, so no trick or treaters tonight.

Robbie continues to rest from chemo. With the one lung doing better, he is breathing better and coughing less. I wish both lungs were being impacted by the chemo. He goes to a pulmonary specialist tomorrow. He also has a follow up ear appointment.

I’m already dreading his appointment on Monday with Dr Ratan. It is hard to know if he will be want to continue chemo or what will be the next plan.

Sweet Gifts 10/27/18

Robbie and I received a sweet gift from a former student. Every year I have a few students that I become very attached. She was with a wonderful group. I looked at their pictures today as I took down the website I had for them. I taught regular ed 3rd grade for three years. It was so much fun! The last day we made a paper red carpet and they walked on it to receive their awards. They laughed so hard as they tried to act like they were winning a Grammy. Haha

Robbie relaxed on our back porch most of the day. He is very tired from chemo and sleeps a lot. His red blood count is very low right now. He wants to go to Houston tomorrow to do something, so we will see if he has the energy. I took today off and did very little. It was great to catch up on sleep and relax.

Kidney Numbers Keep Going Up 10/23/18

Robbie’s numbers are going up for his kidneys instead of down, so he continues to be in the hospital. It is unfortunate that it is also such a busy week for me, so I couldn’t visit him again tonight. He sent me a picture for the blog with his nurse. Jim went up tonight to visit. I was able to FaceTime with him earlier.

Thank you for all your support and prayers. ❤

One week at MDA 10/22/18

Robbie sent this picture to me today. He is getting bored at MDA and tired of being stuck in the hospital for his kidneys. The staff are all great to him. Jim went tonight to visit him.

Jim is trying to get as much work done as possible due to missed days and I am buried at work. I have even managed to double book myself twice this week. I am sure people are getting tired of my inability to keep an updated calendar. I am really trying to keep it together. It is so difficult. I feel like everyone needs something from me and they don’t understand the amount of strength it takes just get up in the morning to face another day. I received a very kind anonymous card at work today. It was the only bright light in a very long day.

Still Stuck in the Hospital 10/21/18

Walking last night

Robbie has to continue to stay in the hospital due to his kidneys. He was told there are several other people in the hospital for the same reason because the chemo is so strong.

They are giving him tons of fluids and mega doses of sodium bicarbonate. The syringes are the size my dad used with the cows. Luckily they go into the IV line.