21 December, 2010

Tuesday PM

The day was off to a great start but culminated with a rough afternoon and evening.  Day Chemo +1 resulted in a sick little boy.  He handled getting sick fine, but had a few major headaches today that seamed to just torture him.

Robert and I talked a lot today.  I really enjoy having conversations with him, frequently surprised by what he knows. We hit all of the important topics...oh you know...the standard stuff...Camping, Canoeing, Robot Wars, Transformers etc.  However, my son asked me a question tonight that broke my heart.  The hardest question that I could imagine ever hearing formed by his sweet voice. I managed to answer and comfort him, but it challenged me to my core.  I'm supposed to hold him up with my strength, but I am embarrassed to say that it is the other way around.  He truly is Robert The Great.

Tuesday Mid Day-2

Mission update:

Due to severity of terrain, the mission is scrubbed.  We will return to base to regroup, and reorganize. 

Tuesday Mid Day

Status Report from the Field;

Its day 5 here at the outpost.  Sgt. Robert is resting well from yesterday's engagement with the hostiles.  Luckily Headquarters has stocked us well with provisions of waffles, morphine, and chocolate milk. We enjoyed a restful night in the rack.  The new gear in his chest allowed the medics to do their bidding with no pokes.

We have dispatched Mommy on a day mission outside the perimeter, to the Flowery Branch encampment.  She will be visiting with the new recruits (Ben & Allie), and running recon at a few stores on orders from Colonel S. Claus.  We are gearing up to ruck out on patrol to the game room.  There are reports of a new video game which must be immediately investigated....wish us luck.

***Robert and I cooked up these details this morning, right after the planning of our next camping trip.  He did fine with his first Chemo treatment last night.  He got sick once, but has been comfortable since.  Report on the spinal tap was that the fluid was clear.  Which is another small victory.  A small amount of Chemo was shot into the spine as a preventative measure.  We are all grateful to all of you for the love, prayers, help , and encouragement. 

Bob and Robert....OUT