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, January 10, 2007

Hi from Bob

Hello eveyone,

Mo is typing as I dictate. I'm doing my second round of chemotherapy with a positive response on my counts. I'm still having"morning sickness" from the drug, but Mo is keeping me fed.[Mo says Bobs eating 2 good meals a day now, and doesn't appear as distressed from the nausea this time around. He has however lost 7 pounds since he started in Dec.]

At the end of Jan. I'll have another bone marrow biopsy and if I'm back in remission I'll be back in the stem-cell transplant program. Dr. Luger was pleased with the fact of my counts coming up so quickly. Normally they don't do the biopsy til' after the 3rd or 4th round of chemo. Mo says platelet count was up to 50,000, hgb. was over 12 and white count was up to 4.5, so we did get out to break fast twice between treatments. Now though I'm back in isolation as the counts are probably dropping again.

I'm keeping busy reading or playing the computer(still WOW), and usually take a long nap during the afternoon, especially this week when I have to be up early for the chemo.

Thank you to everyone for all your prayers, best-wishes and gifts. Mo and I appreciate all your thoughtfulness. And a belated Happy New Year to you all.Here's hoping for a healthier 2007 for us all.

All our love,
Bob and Mo