Robbie and I received a sweet gift from a former student. Every year I have a few students that I become very attached. She was with a wonderful group. I looked at their pictures today as I took down the website I had for them. I taught regular ed 3rd grade for three years. It was so much fun! The last day we made a paper red carpet and they walked on it to receive their awards. They laughed so hard as they tried to act like they were winning a Grammy. Haha
Robbie relaxed on our back porch most of the day. He is very tired from chemo and sleeps a lot. His red blood count is very low right now. He wants to go to Houston tomorrow to do something, so we will see if he has the energy. I took today off and did very little. It was great to catch up on sleep and relax.
Ruth’s friend Blake made this awesome Illustration for Robbie. It is a picture of Robbie with his leg brace and sloth as an anime character. Blake did a great job and Robbie really likes the picture! Along with his love of sloths, he enjoys watching anime.
Robbie had a biopsy on one of the tumors in his lung today. He did well. He was asleep most of the day. They finally let us leave the hospital at 6:00 tonight. Lynn and Josh spent the day with us, which really helped!
We have to go back tomorrow for tests on his heart. I’m not sure if there was a problem with the first heart test or if they didn’t do the test correctly.
Cards and packages ❤
Thank you to everyone that has been sending cards and packages. You are really helping him through a rough time. We are so thankful for your kindness!
A week ago Robbie had lung surgery. Today he helped finish shopping for Ivan. This evening we met with the JuCan foundation to deliver gifts to Ivan at the Ronald McDonald house near MD Anderson. Thank you to everyone that helped out. We bought clothes, headphones, and a small camera. Robbie had the idea for the camera and a small sloth. We wanted Ivan to have a couple fun gifts. Ivan and his father were very grateful.
Robbie is getting along well. He has pain in his shoulder and upper back, where he has the major incision.
Thank you to everyone that has sent gifts to help Ivan. We have tennis shoes, socks, two shirts, headphones, and a light jacket. He will receive the gifts Monday night at the Ronald McDonald house. We understand that our gifts will be his only Christmas this year due to the expense of his treatment. If you miss our Monday night drop, we will see that he gets your gifts another day.
If you missed my post, scroll back a few days to Ivan. He is 16 and battling cancer.
Thank you ❤
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.
Robbie received an adorable sloth sweater and sloth calendar in the mail this weekend. Thank you to the people that sent him gifts. As you can see, you made his day.
Robbie received a new hat and shirt in the mail from his Aunt Terry. We took a short walk at the zoo this afternoon. The temperature is dropping a bit into the 60’s, which feels good after being so hot this summer.
He is getting along well today, just weaker than normal. He had fun getting out of the apartment for a little while.