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.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Day 4 2nd HUP Stay

Hi everyone,

Sorry not to have posted yesterday, but I got back late and joined the Teklits' for dinner last night. Thank you, thank you for a wonderful dinner, complete w/ a Cosmo of course. Joe, you outdid yourself and Bob(or Bonehead, as he's known in certain circles) was salivating when I described the ribs, chops, and all the trimmings. Aren't I the wicked one to give him the details when he's eating HUP cuisine? But thankfully he will be home tomorrow and we'll have something special. He's doing fine. No more fevers since thursday evening. His wbc's are still low, only 2.8 and yesterday his hgb dropped and he got 2 units of blood, so today that was up to 10.4. Probably fell from the infection and getting rehydrated w/ IV fluids....we'll have to keep a close eye on that since it had been so stable before this admission. He's still on IV antibiotics and will most likely come home on them, so he'll get his PICC line placed tomorrow. They have a "PICC Service" that comes and does it in the room using portable x-ray, so hopefully that will happen early and we can get the heck out of Dodge. He's been started back on the oral abx that he's been on forever, so he's pretty much back to baseline. All the cultures have come back negative, meaning no germs grew from any of them. The docs don't really have a reason for that, but say it happens sometimes, but they still believe the line was infected. Bob thinks maybe because he's been on antibiotics for so long that it kept anything from growing....at any rate he's not having any more signs or symptoms, but he needs to finish the course of IV abx that were started.

So thank you again, one and all, for the blogs, cards, good thoughts and prayers. km, you crack me up as always. I had no visuals until you described them, and anything you want to make is sure to be delish. BTW did Bon share any recipes w/ you? bkh, good for you for blogging, and "Bonehead" sends his love to "Stonehead". Deb, I was remiss in mentioning your wonderful blueberry crisp, and thank you again for a very, very nice evening. Thanks to Joey and Mikey too for making me laugh....you guys are great entertainment. Love to you all.

I'll write tomorrow to keep everyone posted.
All our love,
Bob and Mo


Blogger Bonnie Humphries said...

Hi Bob + Mo. So glad to hear Bob's heading home tomorrow. I was looking through some salsa recps. and found this one which is yummy!!

Fresh Pineapple Salsa Ole
From Cooks.com

1 and a half cups fresh pineapple,chopped
1/4 cup red onion,chopped
2tbsp. granulated sugar
1tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2-1 tsp. jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1 tsp. fresh ginger, finely minced
1 tbsp. fresh mint ,chopped
Mix all ingredients well in a glass bowl.Adjust seasonings to taste. Refrigerate at least 4 hrs before serving. Yield 1/3/4 cups
Great with tortilla chips or as a garnish over grilled salmon..
Sleep tight Mazzola's..
Love, Bonnie

July 09, 2006 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, didn't use the computer in a few days.. and look at all i miss.. was so worried when i read you were readmitted..but then went on and it sounds like you made it around another curve in the road..thank goodness.. not sure you should explore pineapple salsa yet.. maybe stick with good old picante in a jar.. ha..
we've had a busy weekend.. patrick came home on friday night..sat. mark had a bb tournament , came home with 4 kids from the team, then 6 or patrick's friends came over!! I just threw as many hot dogs on a grill as i could and called it dinner for all of them..(with some chips, bagel bites, and other "fillers"...we're talking 14 & 16 yo).. it worked..then mark played 2 more games today in 107 degree heat!!!so a long hot weekend...
Don't try to do too much tomorrow when you get out..and for heavens sakes..stay away from infectious stuff!!take it easy... mdf

July 09, 2006 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, guys!

hopefully you'll be reading this in the comfort of your home (or deck, if it's not too hot). It's been busy around here. Guess summer's like that. Vacation, remodeling and finding place to store Kate's stuff. She was home this weekend and is flying out to CA for an interview next weekend. She's hoping to move out in Aug. and doesn't want to send a lot of stuff to the other coast, so we're trying to make space here.

We're getting a dog end of Aug. - Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. He was born last week and we went down to Maryland see him yesterday. That's gonna be an adjustment!! They grow to 110-130 lbs. or more, but low energy (like me) and great tempreaments, so it'll be good.

You guys have continually been in my prayers, even if I don't get to blog often. Here's to a quick rebound and lotsa' time at home.

Love, Mussie

July 10, 2006 10:26 AM  
Blogger Carolyn and Jim Stuart said...

Hi Bob and Mo:
We were on vacation last week and just had a chance to catch up on e-mail and blogs today.
So sorry you had to be re-admitted and glad to hear you may be coming home, hopefully, today!!!!
We were in Denver, Colorado Springs and Rocky Mountain National Pike--the hiking trails are wonderful and the scenery just breathtaking.
Miss seeing you both and will continue our prayers for you.

July 10, 2006 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Home Roberto!
Ok i picture you on the deck (just for a brief visit, it's too hot) and then enjoying a nice glass of iced tea with Mo in your living room. Isn't life grand when you can be in your own house and Bed with your honey by your side?
All is well here, just getting stuff ready so i can fly the coop where no one will find me. Getting cold feet if you know what i mean. I think i need a pound cake. (Uh Oh it's monday and the bakery is closed!!!!) Well enjoy being home and i will see you guys this week. Lots o love.....Deb

July 10, 2006 3:30 PM  

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