Sunday, May 24, 2009

Home Sweet Home!

Robdob and Ashpants were heard yelling at the top of their lungs, "LET'S BLOW THIS POPSICLE STAND!" as they drove away from the hospital last night! Just when they were sure they would be in the hospital over the weekend they got the wonderful news--they were free at last!!! Robdob had the 'good health stamp of approval' from all the necessary doctors to head home!


Dad and Steve took the sacrament to Robert and Ashley tonight. Mom and I tagged along and brought Josie to meet her Super Uncle! (If only I'd taken the camera!) Robert was amazed at how small she is--in comparison to her long, chubby sister Taryn (she was 9lbs 4 oz and 21.5"). He said to Steve, "Taryn could have eaten this little one!" I thought that was funny! 
Robert was in good spirits, and so was Ashley. They had the best night of sleep that they'd had in a long time in their own bed last night. Robert even prefers his couch to his hospital bed. Ashley is excited to have Robert home to cook up all his favorite foods to fatten him up, and there is more motivation for him to be up and about. He needs muscle strength as well as good food, and Ashley thinks those two things will happen better at home!
Robert's only complaint tonight is that his feet still hurt. His circulation in the ICU wasn't the best, especially right after his blood pressure dropped. His feet still get a little achy and feel weird sometimes. Karalee was coming over tonight to massage them for him--she is the family massage therapist! Everything else is as good as can be expected! Robert is very bald, thin, and peeling. The rash he got from his antibiotics has made his skin peel. He says he feels like a snake--shedding a whole layer! You could tell that he still tires very easily, even just speaking. He has come a long way since the ICU! So he continues his fight! He definitely won this battle! And that is why we call him . . .
RobDob The Luekemia Slaying Super Hero!


  1. It's good to be the superhero!

  2. I'm so glad they're home! I wonder if anyone else on the planet has ever heard our family's "popsicle stand" saying before this. :)

  3. That great news! Home must feel great right about now.