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. ❤
Robbie with his new sloth today. He is having a much better day. His rash has really faded and he was feeling better today. He has been very weak and sleeping almost around the clock, back pain, and just feeling very off. He has also been coughing a lot due to the fluid in his lungs. We have been very worried. The new chemo drug is very harsh and has really made him sick and on top of that, he also had some kind of infection. His body has a hard time fighting any infection, which makes it extra scary when he is sick.
Ruth and Lynn left for Tulsa. They took a picture with Robbie before they left. I am thankful they were able to spend a week with us.
Robbie’s face has cleared up, but he is still covered in a rash and sleeping a lot. Today he will take his chemo drugs again to see if the rash gets worse or the rash is something else. We were at the ER until 7:30 last night and then an hour drive to Katy.
Some of his bloodwork was off yesterday. He had low phosphorus again, so they gave him an IV supplement and high lactic acid. We found out that is the reason for flooding him with IV fluids and doing an EKG. By the time we left, his lactic acid levels had gone down. They told us he would have been hospitalized if his levels had stayed high. More questions for his main Dr next time.
Robbie is home. His Dr said they normally would keep him longer because of his fever, but with it being Christmas week, he decided to send him home. If he isn’t better by Friday, he might have to come back into the hospital. He has multiple meds to take between his chemo meds and antibiotics.
We are thankful he is home. We have family pictures scheduled for tomorrow.