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.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Day 36 Admission----Day 16 HiDAC

Dear friends and family,

Bob finally had a fever-free day, which may be due to the fact that his white count was all the way up to 1.0!!! He needed 2 units of blood though, as well as platelets, so he once again was in a benadryl-induced slumber. Dr. Luger was in this afternoon, and told Bob the results of the bone marrow should be back by tomorrow, so we are scheduled to speak with her at 10:30am.
Other than that, there's really nothing new to report. I left the info on the blood donation at HUP, but it's actually somewhat involved to designate your donated blood specifically for Bob. And at this point there doesn't seem to be much reason to do that...he's had so many transfusions that he could've gotten Hannibal Lecters' by now, and who would know? Although if he asks for liver and fava beans with a nice chianti, I guess that would be a clue. Seriously though, if you know of any blood drives in your area, please give. I shudder to think where we would be w/o all the generous people whose blood and platelets Bob has received.

And as per my usual request, please keep us in your prayers tonight, and direct all your good thoughts and vibes to HUP tomorrow. We are so grateful for everyones' generosity of spirit as we try to make the best of this "adventure".

All our love,
Bob and Mo


Blogger Patty Gianfelice said...

Dr. Bob and Mo,

I hope you get some good news tomorrow when you meet with your doctor at 10:30. Sending all the good vibes, prayers and good thoughts your way tomorrow for encouraging news.

Your positive attitude is very inspiring.


Have a good night!

May 03, 2006 8:17 PM  
Anonymous SantaC said...

You bet, the good thoughts are coming to you. Here is to a good night's sleep for all and good news tomorrow.Am I right in thinking they will be checking the make up of the white blood cells? Here is hoping they are all little hard working, legitimate ones. Bless you both,Love too.

May 03, 2006 8:23 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Dear Dr. Bob and Mo,

We'll be sending extra strong vibes and prayers your way tomorrow morning. So glad to hear your counts are beginning to rise - you're going to be on your way out of there soon! Lots of love and kisses to you both.

May 03, 2006 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Robert, just a quick note to let you know we are thinking of you tonite as always and hoping for the best possible news tomorrow. thank God the fevers are gone for now. that along with the blood and platelets should give you a little extra energy tomorrow. sleep tight. love joe and deb

May 03, 2006 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you betcha i will be thinking of you...good thoughts and lots of love to you both. kathi

May 03, 2006 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As per my usual, prayers drifting to the southeast. Blessings to you both. Here's to a second fever free day tomorrow. And, of course, good news! Love, Mussie

May 04, 2006 1:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Morning Bob and Mo,
Woo-Hoo, wbc's @ 1.0 and climbing! Fever-free too. Sounds like you are turning the corner. Have a good day today.
Praying for some good news this am.
Will be looking forward to your entry tonight Mo.

May 04, 2006 7:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you got some rest last night.. glad the wbc's are inching up. and i especially hope and pray that the results of the bone marrow are great so you can finally get home soon!
Not too much is going on out here..mark has another baseball tournament this weekend in Davis, and Patrick is taking his SAT 2's on saturday, so that will be a busy day...
Keeping my fingers crossed.. i'll ttyl..mdf

May 04, 2006 9:21 AM  
Blogger KMcLay said...

Way to go on those WBC's, Dr. Bob. Praying for the best possible outcome of your bone marrow tx...

Mo - you are just too dang funny! 'Fava beans and a nice Chianti'. You are out of control, girl. Off to get the Windex to clean the diet pepsi off my screen now...

My love and prayers are with you -

May 04, 2006 10:47 AM  
Blogger Meg Noon said...

Hola Uncle Bob, at home on my lunch break and thought I would check in to see if there was any news yet. Guess I'll give you guys a call soon. Hope you're feeling okay today. Good luck! MEG

May 04, 2006 1:52 PM  
Blogger Carolyn and Jim Stuart said...

Hi Bob and Mo:

We also hope that by now you have received good news on the biopsy!
The waiting must be very difficult.

We missed you both last night at "game night"--played a variety of poker and Mexican train! Always lively discussion about the rules.

Celebrated Lee's birthday with trick candles on a cake Barbara Streisand baked!

May 04, 2006 9:19 PM  

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