Robbie and Jim 10/12/18

Robbie received a new sloth in the mail. So sweet! He is doing the best we have seen him in a couple months.

Jim had the bone marrow biopsy done today. They had him well drugged! He will get results later next week.

We are both exhausted tonight. He is from the biopsy and I’m emotionally spent. It becomes more real being at MD Anderson with him.

Robbie is Stable! 10/11/18

Robbie and a couple of his sloths today. We just got back from MD Anderson. Dr Ratan said from the CT scan of his lungs, Robbie appears to be stable. The tumors and fluid in his lungs look about the same. He is waiting on the PET scan to know for sure.

Robbie will start the 3rd round of chemo (Ifosfamide) on Monday in the hospital at MD Anderson. We are thankful he is stable! His cancer has been growing fast the last two months. Even after the first round of Ifosfamide, his tumors continued to grow. Robbie is also coughing less and breathing better.

Thank you for all your prayers and support. ❤

Sloth Tea Party 10/9/18

Robbie loves tea, so Ruth set up a sloth tea party yesterday for him. Ruth flew back to Tulsa last night. Robbie is doing well….just continues to have a cough. He has multiple tests and scans tomorrow with results on Thursday. I’m praying the current chemo is helping otherwise I’m not sure what his doctor will plan next. We are running out of options, which is so scary.

Jim has a bone marrow biopsy on Friday. His doctor wants this done, so she can find out the type of lymphoma, so she can come up with a treatment plan.

I’m off to counseling for the first time tomorrow after work. Everyone says that I should, but I’m not sure what to expect or if it will help.

Another Day at MDA 9/26/18

Lynn spent another day with Robbie. He looks a little pale tonight and is coughing again. He had another blood transfusion in the night. He is done with chemo this round, but they are waiting on his kidneys to be back to normal before he can go home

Jim and I went to see him tonight. The Houston traffic was really heavy and it took us almost 2 hours. I can do it in 40 minutes on a good day. No test results for Jim yet.

Tuesday 9/25/18

Lynn just sent this picture to me. She got pizza for Robbie for supper. He needed a blood transfusion for very low red blood counts today, but is feeling better tonight. Lynn is spending the night with him.

Jim had his biopsy today. We aren’t sure when we will get results.

The nurses made his bed when he was out of his room today. 💜

Hospital Day 5 September 24, 2018

This picture of Robbie and Jim is from May 2015, which was just a couple months before we found out that Robbie has bone cancer. Tomorrow Jim has a biopsy. Praying that he isn’t sick too.

Robbie continues to receive chemo treatments this week in the hospital at MD Anderson. His kidneys are being impacted again, so we don’t know how long he will be in the hospital.

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.