Day of Appointments and Updates 12/7/17

Robbie had a day of appointments at MD Anderson. Most appointments were check ups for his lung surgery.

Updates from Robbie’s Dr.

His Dr will wait until Robbie heals from lung surgery and goes to Costa Rica in January before Robbie will have additional tests and treatment. He wants Robbie to be healthy enough to travel.

Study: Still waiting to hear back on the study.

Surgery. The doctors decided to have the lung surgeon only remove the main tumor and leave the smaller ones that haven’t grown and are not as active. We also learned that the surgeon is the head of his department and well known.

Help for Ivan, A Child with Cancer 12/4/17

We volunteered to help a child this Christmas that has Ewing Sarcoma, which is very similar to Osteosarcoma. Ivan is 16 and from the Ukraine. He is currently living with his father at the Ronald McDonald House, while the rest of his family stayed in the Ukraine. He is receiving treatment at MD Anderson and has limited mobility. I’m not sure if he is always in a wheelchair or part of the time.

He only has a couple shirts, so we plan to gather some clothes for him. He wears men’s medium shirt and pants. I don’t know his waist/inseam yet. His shoe size is 9.

If you are interested in helping this child, you can email me for more information. Thank you ❤

Watching Jaguar Cubs Play and Meeting Interesting People 12/4/17

Robbie and I spent time at the zoo watching the adorable jaguar cubs play with their mother today. It was like watching large kittens play. Robbie had fun using his new camera lens taking pictures. It was overcast, so the zoo was pretty quiet. We had one person that stayed by us the entire time. She said she is a cancer survivor and went to MD Anderson. She said she could feel his cancer battle and just wanted to hug him, but decided she shouldn’t since she doesn’t know us. Instead she stayed by us.

Then we met someone else today. When we were getting into our car, (which isn’t by the regular parking lot, since we park in the handicapped area), so you have to go out of your way to walk to us. Anyway, someone knocked on Robbie’s window and wanted to talk to us. She was with two small children and she asked if she could pray for Robbie. She prayed for a long time demanding that the evil cancer would leave his body and he would be healed. I’m all for praying…..I’m not sure what caused her to seek us out. And her prayers were very dramatic. She was still talking to us and waving as she walked away.