MD Anderson Updates: Terminal Cancer 1/7/19

Waiting for his appointment

The current chemo drug is slowing the cancer down, but also causes multiple side effects. It is all the Dr has left to try, so as long as it helps and doesn’t make him too sick, he will continue.

Robbie continues to have cancer in his lungs, along with a new tiny tumor on his heart and liver. It all looks about the same as two weeks ago when he was in the ER, so his Dr thinks the new drug is helping.

Dr Ratan told him today that his cancer is terminal. He has mentioned this possibly to Jim and I, but this is the first time Robbie has heard this. It is devastating news. We are so sad. It is so frightening for him and all of us.

Robbie has beat the odds so many times. Keep praying for all of us. ❤

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Debby says:

    So sorry, Cindy. 😥
    As always, keeping you and yours close to my heart.


    1. Thanks Debbie❤️


  2. Debbie says:

    Continuing to pray for you all daily. Much love


  3. Shirley Francis says:

    My heart is heavy for you guys. Praying for peace and strength. And healing.


  4. Kim Klinger says:

    Gods plan sometimes is hard to accept. My heart goes out to you all. You and your whole family have been tested beyond boundaries. Sending you prayers for Grace.


    1. Thank you Kim❤️


  5. John Rice says:

    As always, your entire family is in our prayers. That is not the news that we had been hoping to hear, That is not the direction that I might have chosen were I God. But I am certainly not God…I am not divine…I am not all knowing…I am not the very essence of love…only God is! That leads me back to the Scripture that I have claimed over and over in life when life events seemed unfair. . .”Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge HIM and He will direct thy path.” May all of your family know the assurance of that promise. Do you know the song, “Trust His Heart”? If not, let me know and I will find it and send it to you. It is a very good text. Your family have become some of my “life heroes”. We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers.


    1. Thank you John. I really appreciate your kindness. Much love to you and Mary. ❤️


  6. Melissa Cannistraro says:

    Each day you all are a part of my thoughts and prayers. I’m sad that conversation had to happen. It must have been difficult for all of you. We are rooting for you Robbie, all the way up here in Massachusetts! I work in a hospital as a Nurse Case Manager and have shared Robbies pictures and his story with my colleagues. Robbie was in my thoughts as well today as I wore my new sloth dress! Love the video, thank you for sharing. Your smiles make us smile so far away! ❤


    1. I appreciate your support and prayers. Your sloth dress sounds cute.


  7. Frank says:

    Robbie and your family have been and continue to be in our prayers every day and night from all the folks here in Edmond, as well as in his many former and current colleagues spread throughout the country. i agree completely with what John said. Please know that we will not stop praying. Let Robbie know that from all of us that we love him.


    1. Thank you Frank. We appreciate all your support. ❤


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