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.
Last Year at the Zoo
The picture is from a year ago at the zoo as one punch man. This year he is relaxing and recovering from the last round of chemo.
Robbie is enjoying a yummy supper thanks to a friend at work that stopped by to see us this afternoon. Such a kind family. Food and prayers…just what we needed to start our week.
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.
Robbie is enjoying the nice weather out on our porch this evening along with his computer and sloths.
Thank you for all your prayers and support.
Jim and the kids 1996
Robbie is happy to be home. He is sleeping a lot after being at the hospital so long. His next big appointment is November 5th and for Jim it is November 7th.
Robbie came home from the hospital this afternoon! Jim picked him up. We are so thankful!
I finally went to see a counselor. She said she would talk with me to see if I need counseling. She just found out she is moving, so now I need to find someone else.
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. ❤
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.
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.