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, March 20, 2007


Hi folks,
Just wanted to let you all know that we still have openings available if anybody out there is considering sharing their blood....we don't want a lot...just a pint or so...Ha! Seriously, the drive is shaping up well, but we'd like to be really filled up, even go over our quota since some of the people(on average 20%) are actually turned down on-site when it's time to give, usually due to meds they're taking or low BP or anemia. So why not join in the fun, if you can't give maybe you could wrangle a spouse or friend or relative into it. It means so much to Bob and Deb. And even if you can't give, everyone is welcome to stop by on the 31st, just to say hello and share a bite to eat. I'm not sure if Bob will be able to hang out all day. I know at some point he'll need to rest, but right now we are thinking he'll be there at 11am when it starts and 5pm when the drive is ending up and the socializing beginning. And if anyone has an early appt to give, they're welcome to come back at 5pm also.
I'll post the details of Bons' address closer to the date.
Now, to fill you in on Bob. He's finished his 4th round and did well(did I ever mention I despise computers? I can't get the large print and the red ink to come out together.....aaarrrggghhh!), but was plagued with the head cold- sneezing symptoms again, which I'm beginning to think is an allergic reaction, and also had severe nausea this time around, in fact he even lost a meal or 2 which has never happened before...in fact I have never seen Bob get sick in the entire time I've known him. So he's looking like a skinny merink to me and I'll have to work on fattening him up. Wouldn't it be nice if I could just give him some of my excess??? Sigh! Bob's also due for another BMB on the 28th, and if that's down to the magic mark of 10% blasts he will most likely be hospitalized mid-April for the stem-cell transplant(another reason to try and make it on the 31st since he will be out of commission for many months after that.)

That's all for now, except I'd like to ask for your prayers for my Dad who is in the hospital w/ pneumonia, but expected to be d/c'd Thursday. And thank you for all of your support as always. We thank God every day for all of our family and friends.

All our love,

Mo and Bob


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mo, i thought the blood red was intentional.... sorry about your dad, hope he is out, and taking it slowly.. wish i could be there to help at least,, don't think i would be allowed to donate... busy here . starting the last quarter of school,(last quarter of high school for patrick..gets me kind of weepy at times...) i wrote about mark being hospitalized for cellulitis last week.. doing well now, had his last dose of clindamaciyn yesterday.. his coach said it's too bad the spider that bit him wasn't the kind that turns you into spiderman..ha.. Patrick is coasting now..been accepted to about 9 colleges( we applied at quite a few .. just in case) so, he will start to make that decision soon...
hope dr mazzola feels better soon.. what the hell is a merink? mdf

March 25, 2007 8:14 PM  

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