MDA Updates

Jim and Robbie went on their own to their appointments today. Jim can start his medicine now and his glands should start to have less swelling after a couple weeks.

Robbie is still waiting for his medicine and the drugs for his side effects are at Anderson, but the guys forgot to pick them up again. His scans show his tumors continue to grow in his lungs. I hope his new medicine comes soon! Nothing new on his leg. He saw his surgeon today for a follow up appointment. One of the nurses gave him a new adorable sloth. They are so good to him.

I have a new great niece. She was born over the weekend to my nephew’s family that live near us. I can’t wait to hold her. I have a cold, so I have to wait.

Chemo Drug is Finally Approved! 12/6/18

After a couple weeks of waiting, the chemo drug is finally approved for Robbie. I am grateful to his Dr for calling them, then writing an appeal letter, and when that didn’t work, he sent another appeal letter along with additional information to finally get his medicine approved! Now we have to wait for our insurance to fill the prescription at one of their pharmacies and ship it to us.

Robbie is sleeping and resting often. Praying the new drugs come quickly and can kill the cancer.

Houston Zoo 12/2/18

Ruth and Robbie

Curly the Sloth

Robbie feeding Curly

We took Robbie to the Houston Zoo this morning.

The zookeeper we know was there and she let Robbie fed Curly, which made him smile.

He was tired quickly, so we left after visiting the sloth. He laid down in the back of the car and rested on the trip back to Katy.

December 1st

Robbie and his Sisters 1998

Robbie rests most of the time. He is still run down from all the chemo. He made pulled pork in the crockpot today, which is one of his favorite foods to make.

Keep praying the insurance will change their decision and allow his new chemo treatment.