Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Popsicles, and one step closer.

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.


  1. Seriously cute post gorgeous! I have no idea how Robert is tanner than you, I saw the HAT! How does one tan under such a hat??? You guys are too cute, and two of my favorite people in the whole wide world! I love you both bunches! We miss you!
    Janelle & Family

  2. We're still here praying for you every step of the way! Remember, we're only a phone call (and 30 minutes or so away), and would love to help in any way we can! If you need us and DON'T call us, we'll be mad!
    Love, Annette and Mark

  3. Hey you two lovebirds. We miss you terribly already, and I am so excited that treatment is underway. We will be up to beautiful SLC soon to visit. All our love, and prayers.

  4. Praying that this treatment brings you that much closer to being cured for good! The two of you are an inspiration to many. I'll also be praying for a fast and easy recovery this time around free of complications. Enjoy those popsicles they do look good. :)

  5. I had some treatments (radiation) on my ear (squamous cell carcinoma) and it was scary. I don't know if I told you this before, but the worst part was the cost. Big, scary machinery in a small, dark room, lead templates for the rest of my ear and face, red lasers for alignment and plenty of Vasaline for dispersal. 30 seconds a day for two straight weeks. Killed it after the third treatment. Nothing like what you're going through. Love these updates! It's hard to find a decent Fudgesicle these days...

  6. Robert looks GREAT! You guys are amazing.
    I love you, you are in my thoughts always!

  7. Good luck in the next few days!! Oh, and those popcicles are on my shopping list now- I've got to try one that doesn't melt fast!!