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 06, 2007

Day Plus 12

Hi everyone,

A quick note to let you all know that Bob is doing great. His wbc is up to 6.7 and there has even been talk referring to the "H" word (home). But Bob and I both agree on the chicken-counting-hatching thing, and practically say in the same breath.....let's just pray it continues. His cyclosporin drip has been changed to the oral form though...also a good sign that they believe his counts are up to stay. What we don't know and won't know for several weeks however is whether or not the new stem cells/transplant have taken hold or if it's Bobs own innate marrow coming back. That's going to take a DNA test and they don't do that for at least another week or more.

So, that's it for me. I pulled a neck muscle playing tennis yesterday, which is why I didn't blog, and I can feel it tightening up as I write this. I'll try to blog w/ Bob tomorrow from his room and get some comments on your "stuffy"tales. MDF, that was Kathi M., your old e-mail pal writing. Thank you for all the prayers and support.....you are keeping us going.

All our love,
Bob and Mo


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wahooooo this is good, but we won't count chickens, no we won't. sorry about the neck mo, you know i sympathize. maybe you have computer neck! xoxoxox

June 06, 2007 8:29 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

No chickens being counted here, either!

Does doing the chicken dance count?

Hope you feel better, Mo! That is a big BUMMER. Hope you have a good heating pad and some ICY HOT.

Love to you both - K

June 06, 2007 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bob and Mo,
Forget the chickens...HOLY COW what good news. Now is the time to turn up the prayers and good vibes.
Mo I sympathize with your neck pain, as my broken little toe is turning out to be a real pain in the neck.
I know Bill spoke with Bob last nite, so it will be me calling today to hear all the good news.
In the meatime, lots of love,

June 07, 2007 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's to visualizing stem cells gone wild! (but not too wild) Prayers still comin'. Hope you continue to get good news. Mussie

June 07, 2007 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! We have all our fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed.
Charlie and Dawn

June 10, 2007 4:10 PM  
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