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.

International Sloth Day 10/20/18

Jim and I brought Robbie’s sloths with party hats and gyros from his favorite food truck for International Sloth Day. He also received a new sloth shirt from a friend.

He was hoping to come home today, but his kidneys are still off. He is very tired from the week of chemo. I’m going to stay with him overnight.

CLL a type of Leukemia 10/19/18

Jim had his follow up appointment from his biopsy and he has chronic lymphocytic leukemia. (CLL) It is slow growing. He has to meet with leukemia team next to find out about treatment. We don’t know much else until we meet with the leukemia team. I’m not sure why they didn’t set that up instead, since the lymphoma Dr couldn’t answer any of our questions. So more waiting before we know the next steps.

We are exhausted from our day and only spent a little time with Robbie before heading home. He was disappointed I wasn’t staying the night.

Tomorrow is international sloth day, so we will gather more of his sloths and go visit him.

Taken 1 year ago.

Tuesday Night at MDA 10/16/18

Jim and I are hanging out with Robbie tonight at MD Anderson. He is in good spirits and is breathing a lot better. He was getting out of breath just walking across the room due to the fluid and tumors in his lungs. Now he can walk around the nearby hallway.

He is looking forward to going to the zoo and science museum now that he can breathe easier again.

We are all praying that the chemo continues to help him.

Back in the Hospital 10/15/18

Robbie is back in the hospital at MD Anderson for chemo this week. The girls couldn’t come this time, so he will be alone during the day. If you live in the Houston area and want to visit him, I know he would appreciate it.

Jim and I are taking turns spending the evening and night with him. Jim is with him tonight and I will go after work tomorrow. Robbie has already sent me a list of things to bring. His sloth pillow and blanket along with several other things. I have a feeling the guys went without his bag today.

I managed to make it through the work day without falling apart until I got home. Small goals.

Thank you for your prayers. ❤

Robbie and Jim 10/12/18

Robbie received a new sloth in the mail. So sweet! He is doing the best we have seen him in a couple months.

Jim had the bone marrow biopsy done today. They had him well drugged! He will get results later next week.

We are both exhausted tonight. He is from the biopsy and I’m emotionally spent. It becomes more real being at MD Anderson with him.

Robbie is Stable! 10/11/18

Robbie and a couple of his sloths today. We just got back from MD Anderson. Dr Ratan said from the CT scan of his lungs, Robbie appears to be stable. The tumors and fluid in his lungs look about the same. He is waiting on the PET scan to know for sure.

Robbie will start the 3rd round of chemo (Ifosfamide) on Monday in the hospital at MD Anderson. We are thankful he is stable! His cancer has been growing fast the last two months. Even after the first round of Ifosfamide, his tumors continued to grow. Robbie is also coughing less and breathing better.

Thank you for all your prayers and support. ❤