Hospital Updates 2/10/19

Robbie continues to be very weak and breathing heavily. They gave him blood last night and plan to give him three more bags today. He is very uncomfortable with only one lung working right now. They plan to put the tube into his lung tomorrow morning when they have their surgery team together. I was…

MD Anderson Updates 8/28/18

We got sad news today. The CT scan of Robbie’s lungs last night show his cancer has taken off and is probably the cause of the pneumonia and breathing problems. The clinical trial and lung surgery have been canceled. He will start aggressive chemo treatments on Thursday. This chemo is known to lower blood counts,…

Matching Scars 8/8/18

Robbie will get a matching scar next month when he has lung surgery again. I always have a hard time when I know he is going to have surgery. I hate to see him suffer and we know this isn’t a cure. The lung doctor is outstanding and I have confidence in his skills. I…

MD Anderson Update 8/7/18

Jim took Robbie to MD Anderson for multiple tests today. He also met with Robbie’s lung doctor. He will have lung surgery on September 6th. He will remove all the tumors in his lung. The tumors will be used by the clinical trial team. It will be a lot to go through and the recovery…

Biopsy is Done 3/21/18

Biopsy Today 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 spent the day with us, which really helped! We have to go back tomorrow for tests on his heart….

More Lung Updates and Afternoon at the Zoo 1/10/18

More lung updates/ Clarifications I only posted part of the lung report yesterday. The rest I wanted to clarify from his oncologist first. I was going to wait until we see him in a few weeks, but after a sleepless night, I decided, I would contact Dr Ratan today. They mentioned in the report that…

Lung Doctor Updates 1/9/18

In this picture the nurse practitioner is pointing to the area of his lung that has fluid. They will watch his lung and said it is not unusual after lung surgery. First the Good news… Robbie is cleared to travel next week to Costa Rica with few limitations. This is something we worried we wouldn’t…

Knights and Shining Armor & Latest Incision Picture 12/21/17

I took Robbie to the special exhibit at the science museum this afternoon. They have a great display of Knights and Shining Armor. Robbie took tons of pictures. Then his back started bothering him, so we left. I had his pain medicine along, but I forgot the water bottle. We took off all his bandages…

Afternoon Update 12/13/17

They just took out the chest tube! They also told him he should be able to get out of the hospital tomorrow morning. So thankful! He is well drugged and very happy to be done with the chest tube.

Surgeon Update Tuesday Afternoon

Met the surgeon. He said that he took a deep wedge out of Robbie’s upper lobe in his lung to get the largest tumor. It was larger around than a silver dollar. He took three out of his lower lobe the size of quarters. He said surgery went better than expected, because he was able…