MDA Updates

Jim and Robbie went on their own to their appointments today. Jim can start his medicine now and his glands should start to have less swelling after a couple weeks. Robbie is still waiting for his medicine and the drugs for his side effects are at Anderson, but the guys forgot to pick them up…

Houston Zoo 12/2/18

We took Robbie to the Houston Zoo this morning. The zookeeper we know was there and she let Robbie fed Curly, which made him smile. He was tired quickly, so we left after visiting the sloth. He laid down in the back of the car and rested on the trip back to Katy.

Sloth Christmas Tree 11/27/18

We put up an extra tree for Robbie’s sloths this year. Robbie and Ruth plan to add to it later this week when she visits. Robbie loved the sloth Christmas tree at the Aquarium, so we decided to make our own. We are still trying to process all the information from yesterday. I have started…

Dallas World Aquarium 11/24/18

Having fun taking pictures We took Robbie to see the sloths at the Dallas World Aquarium today. The sloth is from the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. Robbie loved visiting the sloth. We were first in line, so he got to the sloth ahead of the crowd. I am so glad we took the time…

Robbie is Home!

Robbie is home from the hospital! He is wearing a new hat from a friend at work. It is chilly in Houston today. In the 50’s.

Weekend at MDA 11/10/18

Robbie is contently playing on his computer, while I am working on learning materials for my students. He is very tired and has low red blood counts, so they are going to give him a blood transfusion tonight. The nurses ask him about his sloths when they stop by and give him a lot of…

Friday at the Hospital 11/9/18

I asked Robbie for a blog picture. Jim is going there tonight. Lynn just took off for Oklahoma. It really helped having her stay with Robbie this week.

At MDA 11/6/18

We visited Robbie at the hospital tonight. Lynn has been with him for 24 hours. No one is able to spend the night. The nurses are busy taking good care of Robbie. They like his sloth collection. Jim has his big appointment tomorrow with the Leukemia team. Lynn is going with him. We are nervous…

One week at MDA 10/22/18

Robbie sent this picture to me today. He is getting bored at MDA and tired of being stuck in the hospital for his kidneys. The staff are all great to him. Jim went tonight to visit him. Jim is trying to get as much work done as possible due to missed days and I am…

Still Stuck in the Hospital 10/21/18

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…