Updates, Zoo Pics, & Chemo

Robbie spent the morning at MD Anderson. Although he didn’t have the major scans today, they did xray his lungs. The xray is showing slightly more fluid in his lungs and more cancer activity in a couple areas than the most recent xray done in the hospital. X-rays are not as accurate, so I’m praying the next scans will show improvement.

Today an older couple started talking to him and then they said…..We will add you to our prayer list. Robbie said…you are going to have a long prayer list if you talk with many people here today. Ha

Then we went to the Houston Zoo. He got to go behind the scenes to feed Curly again. They are so good to him.

Now, we are back to MD Anderson and he has been admitted to their hospital for chemo.

New Sloth Blanket 9/16/18

I finished a sloth blanket for Robbie’s bed. He continues to relax after a hectic few weeks. He is still coughing.

My husband Jim has been having some health issues and more tests this week. Praying it is something ordinary. We are all worried. I’m not sure how much more we can take.

This has set off my panic attacks, which haven’t been a problem for years. I tried shopping for clothes for work yesterday and was ready to get in the checkout line, when my heart started racing and I felt faint and sick. I knew I was fine, but I left everything at the store and drove home.

Friday 9/14/18

Robbie has enjoyed being home this week. He has been relaxing and playing on his computer. His bloodwork finally came back okay for his kidneys. He has been following the doctors orders and drinking a lot each day. Next Thursday he will have tests and scans and then go into the hospital for the next round.

Still Stuck in The Hospital 9/9/18

We escaped the room and Robbie just ordered a gyro from uber eats and is happy to have something not prepared in the hospital. It was a bit exhausting by the time the food came and we walked back to his room.

He got a couple more cards which he enjoys. Thank you!

Praying he can come home soon. We aren’t able to spend the night today. We try to be here all the time with him. Lynn is driving back to Tulsa today. We are going to miss the girls helping us.

Hospital Day 8

Robbie got some cute cards in the mail this week. He continues to have effects from the latest chemo treatments. His blood counts and kidneys need to improve before he can go home. He is running a fever today, so that could mean the blood counts are dropping more, which is typical after strong chemo. Current estimate is Monday, but we hope he can come home sooner. He is tired of being in the hospital! Keep praying that he can go home soon.

Jim stayed with him last night and Lynn was there during the day. I’m at the hospital tonight. Robbie’s sloth army is here too.

Pre Chemo Sloth Party 8/31/18

Ruth and Nick arrived last night. Ruth is hanging out at the hospital with Robbie and is going to spend the first night with him. He loves when his sisters visit.

Ruth and Nick will be here all weekend and Lynn plans to come down on Monday.

He is waiting on the chemo to start. It is called Ifosfamide. They have multiple nausea meds ready and will also give him IV nausea medicine.

Praying it kills the cancer.