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, June 13, 2007

Day 19

Hi everyone,

Just a quick one to let you know Bob's okay. He's still tired, but had that confirmed as normal for 6 more weeks, by Jackie the transplant coordinator today. We have to go to HUP on Friday to see her, and than once a week til' we hit the magical 100 day mark. We just got his counts from Monday and his hgb(10.5) and platelets(77,000) both went up, and the white count went down to 2.0 which was expected since Bob is off the neupogen. So we are being extra cautious w/ precautionary measures(cleaning and food, etc.) and Bob hasn't left the house since he came home. But overall he's so happy to be home, and I am ecstatic.

Bob had a nice visit yesterday w/ his sister Santa and cousin Candy, who came bearing a feast......actually 2 feasts......one of meatballs and "gravy", and the other (which we ate last night) was braciolini(sp?) and zucchini, all whipped up by Bobs Aunt Millie, who could run circles around Lidia and Emeril. The braciolini is filet sliced thin and filled w/ seasoned bread crumbs, garlic, cheese, parsley and rolled into little logs........ooohhh, they melted in our mouths. Sad to say for Bob, he is not going to be eating like that every night. But he is eating well, just not in the quantities that he used to eat. Oops, I almost forgot about the Dream cake which is another Millie specialty amd also a bottle of wine, so thank you gals for all your hard work, and the visit.

I also wanted to thank the Teklits clan for the balloons and welcome home sign and welcoming committee, although we surprised them by actually getting home before them. Bob had a great nurse Cathy on Sunday who knew he was chomping at the bit to get the heck outta there, and she coordinated it so well, we were home by 12:30p. So thank you Family Teklits.

My niece Kate graduates tonight from SASH(St.Agnes/Sacred Heart) 8th grade and her Uncle Bob and I wanted to send our love and Congratulations. Ditto that to our nephew, and Bobs' Godson Sammy who graduates from Drexel U. on Saturday. We are so proud of you both. Way to go.

Well, a little longer post than planned, but what else is new????

Thank you for the continued blogs, cards, prayers and calls. We appreciate them all so much.

All our love,

Bob and Mo


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waiting around till Mark's baseball game,,its 99 degrees here now, will be hotter by game time.. your dinner sounded great.. but are you allowed to eat that? I thought there were all sorts of restrictions!
Not too much going on here.. took patrick shopping! when an 17 yo mention he needs new clothes , you jump on it right away...
Kitzi's son ( you know her mo, it was her son who did the senior prank).. anyways.. the charges were dropped from felony to malicious mischeif.. so glad about that..
Im really happy that you are home and doing well, be careful not to do too much too soon! I will continue my good thoughts and prayers your way..mdf

June 13, 2007 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Mazzola, I mailed you a card on June 7, but it didn't get to your room in time and I got it back in my mail today. Sorry about that! It sounds like you are getting to eat yummy food which is great. I can't have meatballs and "gravy" even taking 2 Aciphex a day, but I wish I could. Linda Vince

June 14, 2007 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, guys, hope you're well. Stay cool! I was sweating when I woke up already (and no, I didn't sleep til noon, although that sounds good!) Wonder if it's still 99 where mdf is? Santa Barbara is suppose to have a day or 2 this week with a high of 65. Doesn't seem right for the month of June in a place where palm trees grow. Oh well, what do I know? never lived outside of Pa. We're heading out there next week to see Kate and go to a church conference. Keeping you in my prayers. Love, Mussie

June 18, 2007 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey mo.. day 26 now..is he still doing great? i sure hope so.. think about all of you guys alot...mdf

June 19, 2007 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woops,, i meant day 25,, know mo will correct me on that..mdf

June 19, 2007 11:10 AM  

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