Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hospital Update

Robert is still in the hospital.  The doctors are pleased with how he is doing but want him to be in the hospital at least through Tuesday and then to hang around Houston for another week!  We have not yet heard the results of the bronchoscopy he had on Wednesday morning trying to determine what type pneumonia he has.  There has been no fever at all since his admittance to the hospital.  He still has no appetite and it is difficult to get him to eat anything but he does try at breakfast and has a Boost milkshake at lunch.    

Wednesday he started physical therapy and Thursday occupational therapy.  A dietician has been in also trying to encourage him to eat.  Robert has been sitting up in the chair for several hours a day and has walked his room (it is big) and the halls with the therapists.   

Robert will have another bone marrow aspiration and biopsy Tuesday morning.  He is scheduled to see his MDS doctor on Friday afternoon.

I can’t say enough good things about the doctors, nurses and staff at MD Anderson.  Everyone is so pleasant and upbeat, always looking for a way to help.  The nurses have been awesome.  

We ask that you continue to pray for a better appetite and strength so that we can head back to Mississippi soon.  

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