Wednesday, August 27, 2008

another update

Well, Donnie made it to Houston and back but not with any help from me. I started feeling tired on Sunday and Monday morning woke up with a stomach virus. It wasn't any fun and Donnie ended up going to Houston by himself. I hated that. Anyway, he didn't even get to see the dr. He saw the physicians assistant again! Said some of his levels were down and wanted to give him something in his iv when he got his chemo.
Now Donnie being Donnie, he didn't ask any more questions. I would have had several more. But it made for a very long day at the hospital. He stayed last night and got home around 6 this evening. He was quite tired (rightfully so) and is off to bed. I feel terrible that he had to go by himself. He on the other hand, swears he is fine. Always the tough guy.
I am feeling somewhat better today. Definitely not back to par yet but ever so slowly getting there. Hopefully Donnie won't get what I had. I had the kids disenfecting the house like crazy before he came home.
Well nothing else to report here. Looks to be an early night for all of us as I am off to bed myself. I hope that tommorow is a better day.Hopefully the Hurricane will stay away!!!

Love to all
Robin and Donnie

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Just wanted to update. Donnie is feeling much better. Meds seem to be working and he is eating pretty well. But we leave again for Houston tomorrow afternoon and we will be back Wednesday afternoon. Not much else to report.
Love to all
Keep praying Robin

update 08-22-08

Donnie has still had a rough week. On Wednesday he finally called the dr because he just couldn't swallow and was running a low grade fever. He was able to get in to see the dr here in Baton Rouge yesterday. They checked his blood counts and they were ok. His throat was still yuck. The sores had started to heal. They weren't sure if it was infection in his throat or not. Gave him 4 prescriptions. Antibiotic, and 2 different mouth rinses for the sores and the pain. I'm not even sure what the other was. I think he slept ok last night. He hasn't been able to eat or sleep much at all this week. He said he felt a tiny bit better this morning. I hope he feels better before we go to Houston on Tuesday for chemo. And hopefully he will be able to get some rest this weekend.
But he is such a trooper thru it all. He amazes me every day of my life. His strength is unbelievable.
Keep praying
love to all

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Just wanted to update. Donnie went to MD Anderson yesterday for his chemo treatment. He is home now with his pump still receiving chemo until tomorrow afternoon and then it will come out. Since he didn't see the doctor this time, we will see the dr when we go back in 2 weeks. He is feeling ok so far but tired. It was a long trip back and forth so close together.
Update on Donnie's brother Keith . For those of you who don't know, Donnie's brother Keith was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer a few weeks ago. He had surgery to have his thyroid removed and will start radiation in a couple of weeks. He is feeling better and recouperating from his surgery.
Not a whole lot else to report right now. I will update in a couple of days.
Love to all
keep praying.

Friday, August 8, 2008


Well, we found out this week that Donnie will not be seeing the Dr on Tuesday when he goes to Houston for his chemo. The Dr office called on Tuesday and said that they changed his appointment from Tuesday to this Friday (today) and his chemo would still be Tuesday. Donnie wasn't up to driving to Houston today to come home and go back for Tuesday. So it will be 2 weeks after this chemo treatment before we get to see the dr. I think it is the 26th. That is frustrating. MD Anderson is a great hospital but we have had more problems with scheduling than I can count. So anyway, I will update more later.
Love to all
Keep praying

Monday, August 4, 2008

Donnie Update

Just an update on Donnie. Not a whole lot of news to report. He has fared ok from his chemo last week. He has started experiencing the dreaded ulcers in his throat and his mouth will soon follow. He doesn't complain though. I think he is the toughest person I know. He takes day by day and tackles each hurdle and keeps on going. I am sure that is why he has been as successful as he has battling this dreaded disease. As we approach the 1 year anniversary of his Diagnosis. (Oct 1) I look back at that fateful day and didn't know where we would be today. Reaching the year mark is huge with this kind of cancer. But I still just try to take day by day and not try to look too far into the future. Each day is a gift that I cherish.

We have an appointment next Tuesday with the dr at MD Anderson when we go back for his next chemo. I have lots of questions. Hopefully I will come back with some answers.
As you can see from some of my recent pictures. Donnie is growing his hair back. For whatever reason this chemo has not caused it to fall out. Donnie is quite happy about that as he never did like being bald. Although, I thought he was a handsome bald man!!! He got his first haircut since October!!!

Update on Keith (Donnie's brother) He is recovering from his surgery well and right now, they think that they got everything. He will have to have radiation but he goes to the dr next week so we will know more then. Please keep him and his family in your prayers as well.

Not too much else to report here. just getting back to the real world after having such a wonderful family vacation. it's hard to come back to reality after being able to getting away from the everyday things we face.

I will update next week after we get back.

Keep praying

love to all


Benefit for Lexi Brignac

Benefit for Lexi Ann Brignac

Beautiful little Lexi Ann was born on April 15, 2006 to two very happy parents, Scott and Christena Brignac, and one proud big sister, Kyla Blair. Big sis, Kyla, is as girly a girl as you can get. Lexi is our little tough nut. She is very much a little girl, but fearless. Little did we know how important her stubbornness and determination would be needed. God has a plan and prepares us with the tools we need for our lives. Lexi just has a rougher row to hoe than most. On June 18, 2008, Lexi was diagnosed with pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). She is currently undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Log in to to follow Lexi on her journey.


In honor of this brave little girl, family and friends are hosting a benefit for Lexi Ann:

August 9, 2008
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Hebert Steel Co., Inc.
39179 Hwy 74, Gonzales, LA

Jambalaya Dinners, Raffle, Gift Table, Bake Sale and More!
There will also be a blood drive there. Please come out and donate blood!!!