Heading back to Houston

Well it has been a roller coaster since the day after the golf tournament. For those of you who have seen Robert and noticed some swelling around the incision, that was drained out unwillingly at home on Friday. Robert was laying down and when he got up noticed a LARGE amount of fluid on the pillow. We decided to go to the emergency room and have it checked out. They ended up sending us home and telling us it was not a big deal at all.

On Tuesday Robert started experiencing major problems with his right leg below the knee. It was going numb and he had little control over it. After discussion we decided to load up and head to the hospital to get it checked out. I am sorry to report, Robert has not been home since the time of me writing this and I honestly do not know how long it will be until he gets too. While at the hospital, Robert then began to have focal seizures (also called partial seizures which affect only a small part of the brain). These seizures are evidentially affecting the nerves in the brain that control the right arm and hand. He had a very rough night and the seizures remained a constant annoyance to him all day long. He can feel them coming on and he deals with it for about 30-60 seconds, then he comes right back to the Robert we all know. He is the fighter and always shows us the strong side.

The Dr’s here in Midland said they think they have found a blood clot or an abscess on the brain that is causing all the fluid to build up. They are now leaning towards the abscess based on all the fluid and drainage. We basically looked around at all the facts or lack of and said we need to let MD Anderson handle this. We had our Dr here call their Dr there and get on the same page. MD Anderson said they wanted us down there ASAP. A social worker (Denise McKinley) got involved and handled all the transportation logistics for getting air-lifted to Houston. So here we are in Houston and you know what we know. We will meet with the DR later this morning.  Please keep praying and we love you.

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