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.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Day "Lucky Number" 13

Well, now there really is talk of discharge, possibly by the middle of next week. There are things to take care of yet, like removing one of Bobs lines, and if Bob has his druthers it would be the Hickman. He feels that the PICC line in his arm is easier b/c he can wear a plastic sleeve over it to shower. I worry that since it is almost a year old already that it will not last as long as the Hickman. I guess we'll get some advice on that. If it is the Hickman, than that must be d/c'd in radiology which won't happen over the weekend. Plus the attending, Dr. Hoxie has to speak w/ Dr. Luger, as she is the one who has the final say in OK'ing the discharge orders. At any rate there is still much to be done. I feel rather disconcerted as the timeline we were always given was at least a 30 day stay, and engraftment never happening til after day 14.....not that I'm not thrilled about getting Bob out of here and home, trust me, I am. But once there's a plan, I'd prefer not to deviate from it, or at least have the deviation explained fully..........I suppose that Bob has finally rubbed off on me after all these years.

Anyhoo, its all good news, and I'm thanking God for that. Also thank everyone out there for all the prayers and good vibes you continue to send our way. Thank you too for all the cards, which have brightened up Bobs room. He is sleeping right now........a little pre-prandial nap today for a change..........that wild guy, he really likes to live life on the edge. Actually he already rode the bike so I guess he's tired. I still have to catch him up on the blog and e-mails, so maybe well be back later......if not than manana.

All our love,
Bob and Mo

PS......to KM, I just read an article about "wiiitis"..............aches and pains from playing Nintendos video game player "Wii".......have you been over"wiiing" it lately???

PPS............Bobs' nurse was just in and we began the "recontamination" process.....which means that we got to hug and kiss w/o gloves, gown, mask.........ooh la la! Cheek to cheek hugs.......too bad Bob didn't shave today! Also, Bob will get to walk in the hall in a few hours wearing a gown, gloves and mask!!!! YAHOO! We are on our way!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yays! That's great news. We know its not over yet, but wow! Dad finally gets out of the bubble. We will try to give you guys a call tonight.

Love and best wishes from the South!

Matt and Mandi

June 07, 2007 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome news!!!! John & I both enjoyed talking with Dr.Bob on Tuesday. Maybe that fly fishing lesson will be sooner than we anticipated. Real kisses.. they're the best! Positive thoughts coming from the Poconos this weekend!
Love ya, Big John & Chris

June 07, 2007 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bob and Mo:
I can't believe that the word "Home" is in your vocabulary at this point!!! That is just terrific! Jim and Carolyn

June 07, 2007 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zippity Do Dah Zippity Day My oh M
y What a Wonderful Day !!!! Holy Moly!!!!Coming Home. Thats the best news i've heard in a long time. Thank you God and to all the people praying for you. Keep up with the bike and food and soduko and now the kisses. Next it will be snuggleing in your own bed. I do believe Robert that you have made medical history down there at Penn. Your picture will be plastered all over the halls as to"How to do a Transplant". Well i will keep the prayers coming and will lookforward to seeing you at home.. All our love, Joe and deb

June 08, 2007 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exciting news!! I hope to visit on Tuesday, if you are still there. Maybe I should get in there sooner!! We are all pulling for you. Love, Santa

June 08, 2007 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,
Once again.....Holy Cow !! I am amazed, delighted and thankful that all is proceeding so beautifully. Couldn't happen to two nicer people.
Okay now Bob, when you get to the hall ways no jogging please, the HUP people already know you are Superman. As far as hugging and kissing in the hallways go for it and "give them somethin to talk about".
Talk to you soon,

June 08, 2007 2:42 PM  

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