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.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Just an update

Good morning,

First I want to apologize for not writing in so long. I did think Bob was going to write yesterday, but apparently he never got around to it. Thursdays' counts were all holding steady, so the last time he had a transfusion was 5/26. There's been no word on the BMB, and Bob will call on Monday to see what's what with that. The only major troubles for Bob are still orthopedic in nature....the neck strain and his knee locking are still a real pain....literally. He is off codeine, but is taking a muscle relaxant, which he than needs to take a very strong laxative for. But I'd have to say at least he's slept the last 2 nights, and that's something. My cold is much better...just a little cough left, but I've been on ABX's for 4 days now, so we do not have to Ricky and Lucy it anymore.

I'd like to write more and shout out to a few of you'all, but himself is waiting on the computer, to get online to a game he plays with Matt and Mandi. So I'll close here, thanking everyone for their tireless support, and asking for your prayers.

All our love,
Bob and Mo


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey bob and mo, im with you, even though you got "bumped" off the computer.. hopefully no news is good news for you regarding the bmb... just got through doing a ton of yard work, need to sit down and have some guacamole,chips,and diet pepsi... i'll talk to you later,,, your still in my prayers..mdf

June 03, 2006 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey to the both of you! Got a real chuckle out of the Ricky and Lucy thing. Hugs to you both. Bob, digging the computer games myself... have you ever played any of the Halflife series. Great story and great graphics. My personal favorite. Check it out. Hours of entertainment. Again, hugs to you both. Jax and Con

June 03, 2006 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i must say you have been on a long vacation from the 'blob' as the original himself calls it. i thought maybe you both slipped off to nambia to stand in as godparents. as far as computer games, i love to play literati. i'm not too good at it but every now and then i get lucky. glad to hear everything is even steven...you both sound like you are taking good care of each other. mo, you never told me if you watch the soprano's...tomorrow is going to be a gorgeous day from the reports - soak it up. xoxooxooxkm

June 04, 2006 12:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey mo and bob, jusy a quick hello. i know i spoke with mo but wanted you to know i'm thinking of you both and hope the bmb results come in tomorrow and are improved. did you get the drugs yet? that last sentence sounded like mike said it. i'm always correcting him for not using a proper sentence or making himself clear. sooooo, did you receive the new medicine to start the new clinical trial this week? i'm laying low as my counts are down and i'm feeilg the effects.down to penn tomorrow to see if i have enough stem cells and maybe blood products. hope all is well with you guys. love to you both and to your parents. love dt

June 04, 2006 1:48 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Hi Mo and Bob,

We're keeping our fingers crossed for encouraging news tomorrow regarding your BMB. Glad to hear you're gaming at the 'puter (as Christian calls it). Stay well and know we're thinking of you always.

June 04, 2006 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday,,, hope the neck and knee are better, quiet day here, until now!!Mark and Tim went up to sacramento for baseball workout,,then, all of a sudden 5 boys showed up to work on their "hot air balloon" project..so much for my quiet afternoon.. i walked into the garage to see how it was going.. i see them with sterno, rubbing alcohol, fire place lighter, and big garbage bags! i haven't been relaxed since..they have to get it to stay up for 5 min, 10 min for extra credit! hope they get it soon.. good luck tomorrow.. mdf

June 04, 2006 10:19 PM  
Blogger KMcLay said...

Greetings Bob and Mo -

Glad to hear that the counts are holding steady and that the cold is getting better.

A little disappointed that you both aren't in Namibia standing in as godparents for little Shiloh Nouvel. (lol mdf)

Although, I can certainly understand your reluctance to travel all that way given Bob's ortho discomfort. Which I hope is feeling better today BTW.

I wonder if the weather is playing a part in your neck strain and knee? I know I find myself with a gimpy shoulder and doing a little bit of an achy-breaky walk with this rain and nastiness. Funny, how that works, huh?

Anyways, I am thinking and praying for you guys. Fingers crossed on the bmb too..

All my best - K

PS: mdf - We're anxiously awaiting the results of the hot air balloon experiment! Do tell.

June 05, 2006 10:03 AM  
Anonymous SantaC said...

Nothing like father and son video game communication,will Matt let Bob win for Father's Day? Glad you are feeling better Mo. Hope it continues. You do need to rest to get rid of the cough and I suspect you are months behind your quota. Take care and hope to see you guys soon.

June 05, 2006 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If i could swear on this, i would.. that damn hot air balloon project not only continued in my garage last night, but at one point when i went out for my 5 min checks(mind you, i have a fear of fire, and they aredoing this in the garage..don't worry about the gas line mom, or the car.. it won't fly over to the lawn mower) one of the boys had decided to try ot make hydrochloric gas.. well, he mixed hydrochloric acid with aluminum foil in a gatorade bottle!! The whole garage filled with smoke..they all ran out (mind you, these are all honor students) and decided it was a good time to go to In and OUt for dinner.. that is when i basically put the kabash on this project!! They had spent about 9 hrs total on, so at school today they have one more option .. its there final grade... so there you have the hot air balloon
Hey, saw on some entertainment show that Nouvelle even has gotten a 17,000 dollar pacifier..crazy..
Dr. Mazz..hope your feeling better everyday.. keeping you in my prayers.. ttyl.. mdf.. ps.. 2 more days of school.. yeah..

June 06, 2006 9:47 AM  
Blogger KMcLay said...

Hey Bob and Mo -

Just checking in to let you guys that I am thinking about you both. Hope today is a good day for you both. Firing up the prayermobile for Debbie's stem cells, is there anything you'd like me to add to the list? I was thinking maybe successful clinical trials with your new med?

mdf - you crack me up! Glad to hear the boys completed their science project without blowing up the garage. Sorry, it took 10 years off your life! I seem to recall that Bill Gates got his start in his parent's garage - maybe your boys (or the genius with the HCL acid) will turn out to be the next Bill Gates??? Should I add that request to my prayer string for ya?

Love you guys - K

June 08, 2006 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad that kris wrote , i was starting to think i scared off the whole east coast with my threat to swear on this blog.. Dr. Mazzola,, hope your feeling better. haven't heard anything about you in a few day(ahem,ahem)..so hoping and praying for the best.. ttyl..mdf

June 08, 2006 9:44 AM  
Blogger Mo and Bob said...

Hey all,

Just waiting on the results of the dang BMB before I write. Hoping to hear today....either way I'll write later. Thanks for keeping in touch. MDF, all I can think when I read about the garage experiments is....be afraid. Be very afraid!!!!

June 08, 2006 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hallloooooooo in there. if you guys don't come out soon, i'm coming in. everytime i pass your neighborhood i wished that i paid more attention the last time i was there so i could stalk you both. now you can be glad for your neighbors. xoxoxokm

June 08, 2006 9:59 PM  

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