Robbie and I spent the morning at the zoo. He tried to talk me into the cute penguin in the gift shop. Ha
This afternoon I started taking apart his old laptop. We will see if it comes back to life after I repair the hinge. If it does we will give it to the boy we are helping.
Robbie and I spent time at the zoo watching the adorable jaguar cubs play with their mother today. It was like watching large kittens play. Robbie had fun using his new camera lens taking pictures. It was overcast, so the zoo was pretty quiet. We had one person that stayed by us the entire time. She said she is a cancer survivor and went to MD Anderson. She said she could feel his cancer battle and just wanted to hug him, but decided she shouldn’t since she doesn’t know us. Instead she stayed by us.
Then we met someone else today. When we were getting into our car, (which isn’t by the regular parking lot, since we park in the handicapped area), so you have to go out of your way to walk to us. Anyway, someone knocked on Robbie’s window and wanted to talk to us. She was with two small children and she asked if she could pray for Robbie. She prayed for a long time demanding that the evil cancer would leave his body and he would be healed. I’m all for praying…..I’m not sure what caused her to seek us out. And her prayers were very dramatic. She was still talking to us and waving as she walked away.
Robbie and I spent a few hours at the zoo today. First we stopped at the Natural Encounters building, where we saw our favorite zoo keepers. They let Robbie go back and say hi to Curly the Sloth. They are so good to him! Robbie took several pictures and had a lot of fun. Since it has been a few weeks since chemo, he has a lot more energy.
I might complain about the horrible traffic in Houston, but the weather this time of year is beautiful. Robbie’s shirt says…All I Want for Christmas is More Sloths. 🙂
Last night after having a long day, we took Robbie to see the Houston Zoo lights. They have the zoo decorated with lights and Christmas music playing for the next few weeks in the evenings. There was a huge crowd. We arrived feeling down, but quickly got into the holiday spirit watching all the people happily going through the zoo and listening to cheerful holiday music.
Yesterday was upsetting. We really hoped and prayed that the other lung would respond to chemo. He has a 50% change of getting into the study. We won’t know for a few weeks. We really appreciate everyone’s support, it helps us through the rough days.
Robbie and I need to start making plans for his time off chemo. He loves going to the larger parks with trails, so I’ll have to see what is in driving distance from us.
Robbie spent the morning taking pictures of birds at the Houston Zoo. We are doing what we can to keep our focus off Wednesday testing.
This picture is from our visit to the zoo this morning. They are putting up lights all over the zoo. It is a beautiful day, with temperatures in the low 60’s. Robbie is having a good day. We plan to go out again this afternoon.
The zoo keepers are so kind to Robbie! They saw us today and invited Robbie behind the scenes to see Curly again. He got to feed him cucumbers and grapes.