Long Overdue Update

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Not much to tell, which in itself is GOOD news, I suppose. Robert has been able to stay out of the hospital, free of urinary tract or other infections.

Christopher Reeve, RIP

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004

The world, especially those affected by paralysis, mourn the death of actor, director and disability advocate, Christopher Reeve, who died on October 10, 2004. He wasn’t just a Superman. He was a super man. In the first photo, Reeve as a young mn. In the second, as he is best remembered. Then, after the fall. […]


Saturday, September 11th, 2004

This is a beautiful song from Gloria Estefan’s Unwrapped album. Lyrics below. En espanol of course! Tengo marcado en el pecho todo los dias y el tiempo no me dejo estar aqui Tengo una fe quemadura que va conmigo y me cura desde que te conoci Tengo un hueya perdida entre tu sobra y la […]

Pixture Time!

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

This is one of my favorite photos of Robert. It was shot about this time in 2002. I hadn’t had the 300ZX very long at that time, and the days were still kind of long. This is near the Houston Ship Channel. Comments Linda Lee This is great! We got back from vacation and hadn’t […]

A Little of This; a Little of That

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

Robert has been showing more independence each day. He doesn’t get up and cook dinner every evening, but he gets up and fixes lunch for himself each day. Sometimes, I come home for lunch and we eat together. This weekend will be our big grocery shopping expedition. That used to be Roberto’s task, one he […]

Fall Down, Go Boom

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

It finally happened. The physical therapists at TIRR warned it would. They always said, it’s not a matter of if, but when. When you fall. I was running late getting off work last night and called the house around 6 p.m. When Robert answered, I asked my customary question, “Is everything okay?” He replied that […]

Getting Out of the House

Sunday, July 4th, 2004

On June 23, my employer sponsored a Family Fun Night at Minutemaid Stadium, where we were special guests and got to watch the Astros not win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Oh well!) We feasted on catered “ballpark” fare, juicy hamburgers with all the trimmings, succulent hot dogs, cookies, ice cream, fruit salad, veggie quesadillas, beer, […]

July Update

Sunday, July 4th, 2004

Robert is doing fairly well. He has managed not to have any UTIs since that really bad one he had in mid-April, right after he got home. So far, so good! His appetite is back to normal (eat everything in site!). He’s keeping his blood sugar under control (which helps with no run-away urine output, […]


Sunday, April 25th, 2004

I just hope Robert doesn’t have to celebrate his birthday in the hospital and that we have good news by that time. That would be a nice present. Comments Memo Hello Bro, Que pasa? Hope that another abscess is not forming and hope you heal from the infection quickly. Si no es una cosa es […]

Home Is Where the Heart(land) Is

Friday, March 19th, 2004

Robert got to Heartland after lunch today. He was kind of disappointed to be sharing a room with someone. A grumpy old man who flirted shamelessly with the nurses but who, wisely, did not attempt to strike up a convo with Robert. As long as Robert has been in the hospital, he has been isolated […]

Hospital Update

Friday, February 6th, 2004

Robert is doing much, much better. I have been staying overnight since he got to St. Luke’s Wednesday morning. All the tests they’ve conducted (ultrasound [kidneys], echocardiogram [heart], MRI [brain, spine], CT scan [head/brain]) have come back negative. And it looks like they are getting his kidney problem under control. He’s got his appetite back […]

Robert’s Grand Day Out

Sunday, January 25th, 2004

I stayed overnight at the hospital last night so we could leave for home as soon as Robert felt like it. He had to wait around for his morning medication, and then get his “take outs” for the day. Curfew was easygoing, the nurse said “Anytime before 9PM.” He had another UTI, though, which they […]

Welcome to Roberto’s Place

Tuesday, January 13th, 2004

If you are seeing this message then you’ve logged in successfully. Here’s where Roberto and I will share updates concerning his health and recovery from a spinal cord injury. Friends and family, if you wish to contact Roberto or me, just send an e-mail (see sidebar). Updates will be posted here when there’s news to […]