Sunday, November 30, 2008


I hope that everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Ours was nice. We left Wednesday afternoon and drove to Mississippi to Donnie's brothers house. We first stopped to see his Mom. She was in the hospital with pneumonia. Also her potassium levels keep dropping and they are sure why.
We had a nice visit with her but we hated that it had to be in the hospital. But on a good note, I think that they are releasing her tomorrow.
We went to the church on Thanksgiving to have lunch. We got to see alot of Donnie's extended family. It was a nice visit. Then we went back to the hospital to bring Mom lunch and visit some more. We had a nice visit with his brother and his family as well and came home friday morning. Saturday, I was in bed all day. Think I got a stomach bug again. I swear if one is going around, I am going to get it.
Felt a little better today.
Donnie is complaining with his arm hurting again but this time it is his other arm and that red line is showing up again. I think he will have to make another dr's appointment for tomorrow.
Not much else to report.
love to all
keep praying.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello All and a early Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
Donnie's arm is doing better. He said it's still a little sore but almost all better. He was sick this weekend. He was supposed to leave for Houston Sunday night but didn't feel well enough to go. He went yesterday and had chemo this morning and home tonight. He is quite tired. that is a short trip and a long ride. He will have his pump until Thursday. we are leaving tomorrow afternoon to go to his family's in Mississippi. I hate that he can't have the pump removed before we leave so we are looking for someone to remove it while we are there. We should be home by Friday at the latest. So worst case, we turn the pump off thursday when he is done and he just doesn't have it until we return home.
This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my family and for every day that God blesses us to spend together. Each day is a blessing. I am thankful for my friends and family that stand beside us in Donnie's fight. I am thankful for the many people that don't even know us who are praying for Donnie.
Sometimes it is really hard for me to find things to be thankful for. I get on my self pity and want to know why Donnie is fighting this. But the most that I can do is take each day as it comes. If I try to take on more than that it is too much. So one day at a time. It's all any of us can do. I enjoy and relish in each moment. Good or bad and thank God for that moment that I get to spend with the love of my life. He is my soulmate and I am so lucky to be his wife. He amazes me every single day.
I would like all of you to say a special prayer today for my friends Pam and Trevor Vampran. Trevor is fighting a cold and they will be unable to come home from St. Judes for Thanksgiving. It is hard for them being so far from home. Pray that they find comfort in each other and enjoy their holiday the best that they can wherever they are. feel free to visit Trevor's page and leave them holiday wishes.
Happy Thanksgiving
Keep praying
Love to all Robin

Friday, November 21, 2008

Donnie update

Good Morning,
Donnie went back to the doctor yesterday and the infection in his arm is looking better. He is trying to schedule his chemo for next week now. We were worried about when he would have it since it is the holiday and if we would have someone availible to remove the pump when it was time. I told him I thought I should learn how to do it so we wouldn't have that problem. He said it was a good thing that I could learn so if I ever needed to do it to someone else I would know how. He just doesn't want me doing it for him. He laughed and told me since i wasn't a professional, I wasn't doing anything with needles . He thought it was funny. Anyway:)
His arms is feeling a little better and not hurting as badly as before. Thank God! I was worried for a while that it wouldn't get better.

Anyway, not much else to report.
Keep praying
love to all

Monday, November 17, 2008

Donnie update

Well, Donnie’s arm wasn’t any better today so he called and made an appointment with his oncologist here. He was supposed to leave for Houston this afternoon for chemo tomorrow. Dr Castine told him to call and reschedule. He said if he drives over there that they won’t do his chemo with this infection that he has. He had an ultrasound done on his arm to see if there was blood clots. (this type of infection causes the blood to clot) there was some clotting but not in the main artery. He gave him another antibiotic to take with the bactrim he is taking now and gave him a shot and sent him home with the shots to take for 4 days. (he doesn’t think he will be able to give him self a shot in the stomach so we will have someone come and do it for him.)
He will then have to take 325mg of aspirin every day for the next 3 weeks once he is done with his shots.
I am hoping and praying he will be able to get his chemo next week. Last time it got delayed his tumor grew.
That is all I know for now. I will update later when I know more. love to all
Keep praying.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Donnie update

Hi All,
Sorry for not posting sooner. Things have been busy and I still haven’t been feeling all to well. I haven’t felt much like writing.
Donnie went for chemo last week and seemed to be doing ok from it. Tired but still feeling decent.
He went to Houston Wednesday for work for a manager’s meeting and called me yesterday to tell me to make him a dr’s appointment. He was having some pain in his arm and it was red and swollen and very tender to the touch.
He had a dental procedure done on Monday and they had to give him an iv to put him to sleep. When he got home last night from the airport he pointed out that he had a red line down his arm. I knew that wasn’t good.
So he went to the dr this am. His oncologist here doesn’t see patients on Friday so I made him an appointment with the family dr. Seems that he has an infection in his veins in his arm. The dr told him that people with cancer and taking chemo tend to get infections in their veins. He put him on an antibiotic and told him to use warm compresses and if it doesn’t get any better in a couple of days to go back.
Hopefully the antibiotic will clear it up quickly. I know that it has been causing him a good bit of pain. Nothing else to report now.
Love to all
Keep praying

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Things have been quite crazy here.
Donnie had his chemo Tuesday and the pump removed today. He is feeling ok, he is just tired.
I on the other hand have been sick in bed with that dreaded stomach virus. I was supposed to leave Monday afternoon for Atlanta for a work convention. I couldn't go. I don't think I have ever been that sick. I lost almost 6 pounds this week. And that is not the way I wanted to lose it either. Feeling better a little bit each day. I was home in bed Monday and Tuesday but back to work on Wednesday. Hopefully by tomorrow I will feel more like myself. We found out that Donnie's next scan isn't until Dec 1 with results on the 2nd. Not on the 18th like we originally thought. I hate waiting . I want some good news and I want it soon!!!
Anyway, I am off to bed.
Keep praying
love to all Robin