Hey everyone! Robert got admitted to the Bone Marrow Transplant wing at the University of Utah Hospital today. He will be receiving his first round of radiation today around 4:30. He will have 6 days of TBI(total body irradiation), and 2 days of chemotherapy following that. He is a little nervous for the radiation, since he has never had it before. Overall though he is feeling pretty good. I'm sure you're all wondering whats with the popsicles? Well, in the last week we have eaten a couple of big boxes of these babies. There are these slow melt popsicles that are delicious. At first I was skeptical, but then I read the box and found out that a little bit of gelatin is what keeps them from melting fast, and it gives them a smooth texture. We love em'. Robert is also a huge fan of fudgsicles. I prefer the fruity route. Also... anyone who knows some excellent food options in or around the Salt Lake City area, please let us know. We are always looking for new good eats!
It was fun to get to hang out for a while here before Robert got admitted. I got our apartment set up, and we just relaxed. We didn't go much of anywhere, because those dang migraines are still plaguing Robert, since his lumbar puncture. Luckily they are getting better. Hopefully non-existent soon.
Cheers to getting Robert's treatment going! We are excited to be getting closer step-by-step to being done with Robert's treatment. So many miracles have happened over the last couple of months. It is amazing that Robert is getting his transplant in itself, considering how sick he got his last hopsital visit. It is a testament to all the prayers, and fasting that all of you do for him. We are so blessed. Robert wants me to especially thank you for all the comments you left in his "waiting room". He loved hearing from all of you. It is amazing to know we have friends all over, pulling for us. It is so nice for us to read your encouraging words. In the hospital especially, it becomes kind of our own little world, and at times we feel so secluded from the rest of the world. So please keep the encouragment and support coming. It means so much to both of us. Now that Robert has started treatment, me or my wonderful sisters will try to post everyday to let you know how he is doing. Please continue keeping him in your prayers. We are staying positive and know that he will pull through this strong. Thank you again for all that you do, it does more for us than you'll ever know.
All our love.