Dr. Bobs Adventure

We've created this blog for several reasons. First is to keep family and friends(including Bobs' pts.)informed of Bobs' condition while he undergoes treatment for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia(AML) at HUP. You may also write to Bob by posting a comment, which I'll print for him to read. Please feel free to pass this blog site on to anyone you think may want to join us.Instructions to blog are listed under day 12, and bobs' address etc are under day 14. Click on April Archives to find both.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Day 28 Admission Day 8 HiDAC

Dear friends and family(I always feel like MCI when I write that)

Bob had another good day. He did need platelets again, but his hgb is holding at 8.1. My niece Kate was off today so she accompanied me to HUP. We arrived at 10am and stayed until 3p, so we had a nice visit. When we got there, Dr. Tom Sollecito, an oral surgeon who sends his regards to Lon Butler, Bobs' periodontist, was just finishing up an exam of Bobs' gum wound. He pronounced it clean and looking good, which is always nice to hear. Bob didn't lap since he got the benadryl pre-platelets and was sleepy and thick-tongued from that, but was going to try to walk tonight. His BP is holding in the 140 range, but he lost 5 pounds overnight, so I expect as the fluid comes off, the BP will come down. And in the interest of helping you bloggers maintain your girlish figures, I'll just say that Bob enjoyed some goodies from home and a doggy bag from Chef JT. Oh and Bev, Bob says he doesn't need any candy, but thank you. He has 2 boxes of chocolates in the room and I think I've eaten most of it.(Sorry Anne, don't go and eat chocolate now.)

Now speaking of candy, Bob has a message for Candy. It seems that one of Bobs' nurses, Ethan, shares Bobs' love of high fantasy fiction, and highly recommended the book you gave Bob. However it is the 4th in a series, so we're going to look into getting the first 3 as Ethan says it's better to read them in order. Bob also has really been enjoying the book about C.S.Lewis and Tolkiens' friendship, and wondered if you or Sammy brought that the day you visited.

Also wanted to ask SantaC to please supply some info about the Ohio town that Donata will be in for the summer, as Peg B. was asking about her. Hi Peggy. Bob says congrats on the new house, hope the move went well, and I wanted to say I love that line you use from Cold Mountain, but I can't remember them using it in the film(km).

So that's all for now. A great big thank you to EVERYONE for the blogs, cards, and calls. Please continue to remember us in your prayers.

All our love,
Bob and Mo

P.S. I have to join Kim in dissing MDF....where are you girl???


Anonymous candy said...

Bob and MO,
I also brought Bob the book on the friendship between CS Lewis and Tolkein when I came to see you with Sammy C. We had a discussion about the book in the car on the ride down, that's when I realized that I made the right purchase for Bob.
Keep up the good work - BOTH of you. Hope to see you this weekend or early next week - I'm in the midst of finals, papers, and grades (YUCK!) Love to you both...candy

April 25, 2006 8:40 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Hi Mo and Bob,

Just thinking of you guys and glad to read that things are holding steady for Dr. Bob. Keep it up! Last night we were celebrating Walid's birthday in true Lebanese fashion. Mo, you were right about the Swiss cheese being a substitute for Gruyere. The augratin turned out yummy, and I am so glad you told me to use it. The tenderloin was perfectly done and I paired it with a horseradish sauce. Of course, we had enough food for about fifty people and there were only fifteen. I'm in between feedings with Miss Emma, who is now in the database at CVS pharmacy - she managed to get pink eye already! Christian had to top her with an unexplained fever of 102 - doc cultured for strep but it came back negative - but throat looks really red. We're laying low and eating lots of soft foods and watching Thomas the Tank Engine. Everything seemed fine last night with the kids but they can change very quickly! Good thing we're far far away from the clan at HUP. One good thing about visiting the doc is I get an update on what the kids weigh - Christian is holding steady at 28.5 and Emma weighs a whopping 11.5! I was impressed - Emma is going to take after her brother. Hope you all have a good night and know we're thinking about you here in Virginia.

April 25, 2006 8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Robert,
Your guys are out and so are the window side consults. Now I have to learn to bowl to try and get some business.
Not much new on the medical front....we did get a second echo machine in the hospital, and new 32 slice ct scanner is on line. Is one step down from ct coronary angio...that's next, I hope.
Dad still walking to St.Mary marvelling at all those old people.
NO less than twenty people ask me about you every day and send their best. Including Dora.
Get some sleep...try staying awake for the Phils.

April 25, 2006 9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Bob, Mo, and apparently now, Kim..i have been quite busy being a mom ( baseball tournament),and working full time(special ed kindergarden). so sorry i couldn't get up here to the room where my father in law has been staying since april 2nd.. again.. that's april 2nd!(actually he's pretty nice.. so it's pretty easy having him here) that is where the computer is..but...don't fret.. between breaking up fights with the 5 year olds.. i have been trying to keep up with everything at work's computer and im glad your hanging in there..good appetite.. good gums..hopefully we'll have that good bone marrow soon.. hang in there dr.mazz.... are you really into those fantasy type stories? Are they the weird ones with dragons, and super hero women??
anyway.. mo,, good job on blogging.. are you working also during all of this?? HOpe tomorrow brings a great day for both of you.. mdf

April 25, 2006 9:59 PM  
Anonymous SantaC said...

It is always great to hear how well Bob is doing. I am not being so successful fighting this cold that keeps me off of your floor. Donata will be appearing with Ohio Light Opera Company in Wooster Ohio. They use the grounds and facilities of the College of Wooster. As I understand it the area has a large Amish ppopulation similar to Lancaster Pa. We will see. Right now she is working in the Princeton area doing a children's version of 'Magic Flute' that includes casting some of the children. She is using everything she learned at Waldron. This is for the New Jersey Opera Theatre. She sings the Impressario for them on May 13, then takes finals, graduates on May 18, comes home and drives to Wooster on May 19. I am tired just hearing it. We still are not sure of September. Take care you two. Love you.

April 26, 2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger Meg Noon said...

Uncle Bob,

Wow, what a week huh? I was just on my way to work when a huge truck pulled out in front of me. I had to swerve into the left hand lane to miss the truck and almost went into another truck. Both trucks literally missed me by an inch and the car behind me was not as lucky. Little fender bender, at least I was not hit praise God. I pulled over to the side to help the other car and because I almost peed my pants. Anyways, I hope you are feeling okay right now and I bet Reen is almost down there. Feel better. And if you see Debbie, I hope she's doing okay too. MEG

April 26, 2006 9:45 AM  

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