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, June 27, 2006

HUP Visit

Hi everybody,

Sorry for the long interval between blogs, but so much has been happening. First I'll start w/ Bob, who is doing really well. He had a BMB at HUP yesterday, and the procedure itself went fine...a small hematoma and a little soreness today, but that's not bad. The complete results are still not back from 3 weeks ago, and Bob is scheduled for a repeat in 2 weeks, so who knows when we'll hear anything about yesterdays'. However, Dr Luger did tell us that Bobs' blood smear from the last BMB showed no blasts, and she said she suspects that there are none in the marrow either. I'm not altogether sure what that means, but we have no percentages of any type of cells yet, so I won't speculate, other than to say I think that's good news. She's also pleased w/ Bobs' counts....his platelets were 47,000 and the hgb was 10.2 yesterday, which are both fabulous, so she thinks the targettrin is working. His wbc's were 2.6 which is a tad higher than the last one, and we don't have an ANC, but he has no fevers and continues the abx's every day. He still has the mouth wound, but it is clean and pink. There hasn't been a repeat triglyceride since the last blog. That will be done this Thursday I think, along w/ a slew of other labs for the study. His appetite remains very healthy, but i'm trying to cook more chicken and fish(speaking of which, Aniko and George, we had the last batch of chicken paprikash on Sunday, and i think it was better the second time around. Thank you again, and your bowls and containers are all set aside for you whenever you need/want them. I'd be happy to take them to you...let us know). Oh, what the aitch? As long as I'm talking about food already, I want to thank Santa and Candy and Aunt Millie for all the fabulous salads, bread, wine, biscotti, braciole(sp?) you brought last Friday. I'm not doing justice to exactly how fabulous it all was. Let me just say that we feasted all weekend and still have food left over, plus Bob froze the braciole( Debbie, eat your heart out....actually you can join us cuz there's 4 of them, and they are BIG), so we still have that to look forward to.

I still have so much to tell you, but I've lost track of time, and need to get dinner on the table, so I'll say bye for now, and try to finish later tonight.

All our love,
Bob and Mo


Blogger Bonnie Humphries said...

Wonderful, Wonderful Bob + Mo!!
Am glad you both are having good days-must be all the great time spent out on the deck.. Let's hope the Sunshine returns soon so you can get back to relaxing outside.
I love the Phils, but even the most loyal fans are getting frustrated with their play. Have a great night.. Love + prayers to you both... Bonnie

June 27, 2006 7:47 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Wow Bob and Mo, so happy to hear some good news for both of you! It must be all that great food you've been eating. Sorry Dr. Bob that you have to endure numerous bone marrow biopsies in such a short time. Both of you stay strong and keep up the great work!

June 27, 2006 9:14 PM  
Blogger Carolyn and Jim Stuart said...

Great news, Bob and Mo!!!! Glad to hear everything is going so well. Sounds like maybe we will have some sunshine soon and you can enjoy being outside. Miss seeing you at "game night". Take care.

June 27, 2006 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jeez bob, i hate to hear that you are being pecked at with those bmb's! i am so glad to hear a whopping good hgb though. keep up the good work, thinking of you always. coddington was asking for you this morning but he has been so darn grumpy that i gave him a dose of his own medicine and didn't answer him! xoxoxoxoxoxox

June 27, 2006 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mo and Bob, SSSOOOO glad to hear the bmb went well although another one in just 2 weeks. your poor aching hinney! i am a firm believer in the power of prayer and food. great combo. so i am gladyou took my advice to "MANGIA". not much else is new here just lots of running around and waiting in offices to get ready for the bmtx. hope to see you guys soon. love you both......deb

June 28, 2006 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Dr. Mazzola,, im no doctor,, but from Mo said on the blog it sounds encouraging and a definite improvement... now.. what is with the weather out there? i saw on the news all these people being rescued off of rooftops.. hope things are drier where you live....Patrick is at UCLA this week and next for a film camp.. Mark has another tournament this weekend..so , so far a fairly busy summer.. I hope you keep your counts and spirits up.. ..mdf

June 28, 2006 10:22 PM  

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