Tears 2/8/19

So many tears and prayers. It doesn’t seem possible that our sweet boy is so full of cancer. His Dr advises that he no longer travel out of state. Robbie is asking to visit Curly the Sloth at the zoo, so I will take him as soon as he recovers from his lung procedure. He…

Sad Update 2/7/19

Robbie has been having trouble breathing, so they did scans and found that his left lung was full of fluid. A lung specialist did a procedure today and removed 600ml of fluid from his lung. His color is already much better. He was looking very gray. The latest scans show that his cancer is spreading…

Miserable 2/5/19

Robbie is feeling miserable today. Back pain, head ache, fever, and breathing heavy. He had a chest scan this afternoon and we will get results on Thursday. I am worried about him and I wish there was something I could do to help him to be more comfortable.

MD Anderson Updates: Terminal Cancer 1/7/19

Waiting for his appointment The current chemo drug is slowing the cancer down, but also causes multiple side effects. It is all the Dr has left to try, so as long as it helps and doesn’t make him too sick, he will continue. Robbie continues to have cancer in his lungs, along with a new…

Tests and Butterflies 1/6/19

We left our house at 5:30AM for Robbie’s tests at Anderson. When we arrived, the line was out into the hallway and the person checking people in was painfully slow. After 45 minutes, Robbie finally got to check in. She was like the sloth in Zootopia. After his tests, he was exhausted, but since he…

Pictures with Sloths 1/5/19

Robbie texted me today while I was out running errands. Mom…Here is a picture for the blog. Robbie with his 3 largest sloths. Love him so much. He continues to be very weak, but is awake more and is complaining less of his back. He is breathing heavily when he walks, which frustrates him because…

The Girls left for Tulsa 12/29/18

Ruth and Lynn left for Tulsa. They took a picture with Robbie before they left. I am thankful they were able to spend a week with us. Robbie’s face has cleared up, but he is still covered in a rash and sleeping a lot. Today he will take his chemo drugs again to see if…

Back in the Hospital 12/24/18

We brought Robbie to the ER at MD Anderson this morning and they have admitted him. He has a fever and low phosphorus. He is being treated with IV antibiotics. They ran blood tests and took a lung X-ray. They will decide tomorrow if he needs to stay longer or can continue with treatment at…

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…

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…