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.

Friday, May 25, 2007


Hi all,

Well, this was a tough day, but Bob came through like a champ. he was given benadryl and tylenol early this am b/c he needed platelets,(his platelet count was actually still good at 44,000 but they like it to be over 50,000 for the transplant) so he was a little sleepy when i arrived. he got the platelets w/o a problem, though he did get a few hives. So we just relaxed in the am. We had a nice visit w/ HUPs chaplain(who I am doing a great injustice to as she actually has many theological and socialwork degrees,and is I believe the head of the Spiritual Ministry here),Kava, whom we knew and loved from Bobs last admission and it was great to see her again. She's also a very calm person, w/ a calming influence, which was much needed today. Bob was given tylenol and benedryl again this afternoon before the infusion of stem cells, which started at about 3:10pm and just finished a short time ago. It really was as anti-climactic as everyone said it would be(which was surely alright w/ me). Bob tolerated it fine, and didn't even get any hives like he did w/ the platelets. In fact he got up about halfway thru and is still sitting in his recliner reading a book.

So, the good Lord surely heard our combined voices today. We thank you for all the love, encouragement and prayers. Thank you too for the e-mails and blogs, and cards(Aunt Millie and Candy). Well be in touch soon....actually this is coming from bobs room, so i hope thats one problem thats licked, and he'll feel good enough to write tomorrow.

All our love,
Bob and Mo


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear D-Day has arrived and all seems to have gone well!!!

Good wishes and lots of prayer for you.

PS How fast were you pedalling on that bike that you broke it? :)

Hatfield Girl and Music Man

May 25, 2007 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phew,,, glad that part is done..sure they will enjoy their "new home".. and Bob already up and reading!! amazing... don't overdo.. relax..let them get adjusted..and i will send more prayers your way..mdf

May 25, 2007 10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you. Although I haven't
written or had much to say, I'm thinking of you every day. Jimmy and I are keeping you in our prayers. We miss you deeply. Keep smiling and don't lose your sense of humor. LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE!
R.J. and Jimmy

May 25, 2007 10:54 PM  

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