Robbie’s surgery started at 2:00 and lasted a little over 2 hours. We got to see him at 6:00 tonight in the recovery room. They moved him to his hospital room (finally) at 9:30. Lynn is spending the night. Jim, Ruth, and I came home.
Robbie has a chest tube hooked up to his lung to drain fluids (yuk) and he is on oxygen. He has a 4 day pain med that is helping to block the chest pain. When we first saw him, he said that he had been asking for us. He looks pitiful.
Curly, his favorite sloth, went to surgery with him.
The doctor is a man of few words, so we don’t know much beyond the fact that he is confident he found all the tumors and removed them. He did an X-ray during and after surgery to double check. There was one larger tumor and three smaller ones.
Thank you for all your prayers and support. ❤
We got back from Galveston this evening. It was a relaxing weekend.
Ruth and Lynn are on their way from Tulsa. Everyone is nervous about his lung surgery tomorrow.
We had a quiet weekend. Lynn called today and played Christmas music for us.
We gave Robbie his Christmas present early. We bought him a new lens for his camera. With surgery only a week away, we thought he would have fun with it this week.
I took Robbie for a little Christmas shopping. We found a cute sloth sweater at Target. I just need to look online for his size. They only had a small and XL…no medium. Robbie lasted for a couple stores. We are having an early Christmas when the girls come the week of his lung surgery. His only wish is to be cancer free, so I’m not sure what I’m buying him yet.
Jim and I took Robbie back to Brazo’s State Park today. We went hiking and we saw two alligators swimming in the lake. The weather today is almost 80 and beautiful.
It also would have been my mother’s 88th birthday today. I miss her so much. Here is a picture of Robbie with his grandma. She passed away just a few months before we found out that Robbie has cancer.
Jim and I took Robbie to the Houston Thanksgiving parade. We took the METRORail downtown for the first time. I was just thinking that it would be an easy way for Robbie and I when we go into Houston, when someone very high on drugs started running around the train rapping about chainsaws. A great spot to watch crazy people!
The parade was nice and Robbie enjoyed it. We miss being with our family today.
Thank you again to everyone that donated to Robbie’s caring site to help him with his bucket list to go to the Sloth Sanctuary and towards his medical bills. I put thank you cards in the mail today. I apologize that it has taken me so long and also for those that I don’t know your address. Even if you don’t receive a card, know that we are very thankful for you.
The trip is being planned for January 16-26. We will change if needed due to Robbie’s health. His sister Ruth has been making all the plans and setting everything up. It is giving him something to look forward too.
We are very grateful to everyone that has helped to make this possible. We are also grateful for all the prayers, Cards, messages, and encouragement as Robbie continues to battle bone cancer.
The Mudroch Family ❤