After Robert's numbers came up, and he was no longer neutropenic, he and Ashley could hang out in closer proximity. One of the first nights he said to Ashley "Come snuggle me!" She happily complied and they both fell asleep in his hospital bed. About an hour later Ashley woke up and moved to her own bed, so she could get better sleep.
Right after she moved a nurse came in to check on Robert. While she was in there Robert started to mumble in his sleep. His nurse asked if he was alright, and Ashley explained that he talks in his sleep. Finally after the nurse had left and Ash was settling back in Robert turned towards her and said "snuggle, snuggle, snuggle." After checking to make sure he wasn't actually awake Ashley had a good laugh and went to bed. I have been laughing about it ever since I heard. Robert certainly still loves to have Ashley near.
Robert got a kick out of this story the next morning when Ashley shared it with him, and he has been requesting her affection by simply saying, "snuggle, snuggle snuggle" ever since!
* Robert was discharged from the hospital today because his numbers have so greatly improved. He and Ashley are delighted to be home, and most excited to sleep in their own bed. They have an appointment with Dr. Gollard on Thursday and will discuss Robert's treatment plan. They should also get the biopsy results on that day. It is so nice to have them home. Thank you for all of your prayers.