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, June 01, 2007

Day Plus 7

Dear friends and family,

I'm writing from Bobs' room. Just got him up to date on your latest blogs and e-mails. He's feeling kinda puny today, but not too bad. His hemoglobin is down to 8.3, and he also had platelets this am so the benadryl pre-med is making him tired too. Dr. Pearl was just in and said they'll give Bob some "reds"(blood transfusion) today also. I said too bad he wasn't talking about a shiraz or pinot noir. Normally they wait til the hgb is below 8.0, but Bob doesn't want to exercise b/c it makes his heart race, plus the fatigue, so he will get the rbc's today. The wbc is still holding at 0.9, but Dr. Pearl said that for all intents and purposes we could think of his count as being zero, since what's there isn't going to function normally. Bobs also getting a coating on his tongue, which could be the beginning of mucositis, although he's not having a sore throat or any problems swallowing. So, overall he continues to hold his own.

I was going to ask Bob to comment on your blogs, but he's actually sleeping right now. I know however that he was thrilled to hear your clean bill of health Joanne, and me too. You must be so ecstatic. Congratulations.
We were also both very impressed w/ Marks' "offensive player of the year award", Mare, especially being a freshman. He must be a great ballplayer.....Donna D, hope your Moms move goes smoothly...Bob got a chuckle from your "Mary Elizabeth" comment.

And now I need to move so Bobs' floor can get mopped. We both thank you all for your continued prayers and support. I'll write again tomorrow.

All our love,
Bob and Mo


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bob,
My My, I think all our prayers are working ! You Da Man ! Especially after a unit of blood. Although 2 would be even better. Hope you continue to do so well. Cathy T. from Penn Home infusion was just asking about you as well as Our gal Kathy K. I will see her on Sunday for the Vidaza shot. Once again you are my hero. You didn't complain much about those shots, the one's from yesterday hurt like crazy especially when I walk. Today's were not bad, at least not yet. And it went much quicker today. In and out in an hour. Hope to see you on Monday if we both continue to do ok. Till then lots of hugs. Love Debbie

P>S> May Day Congrats to Mark on off player of the year.. Maybe the Pro's?????

June 01, 2007 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey mazzola's,
thinking of you today as i was slaving away at my personal hell, the grill. i was wondering how you both are faring and luckily came home to a good blog. haven't seen my darling deb lately either and it's good to 'hear' her blog as well. are you guys watching any tv? i saw the funniest commercial last night while watching the cavs game. it was an old spice commercial. bob, i know alot about your labs but i don't know if your an old spice guy. something tells me you might have been prone to the 'spice' and then mo set you on a more tasteful path. inquiring minds want to know. all good thoughts are coming your way, xoxoxoxoxo

June 01, 2007 6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bob and Mo,
A quick hello before running some errands. Hope the "reds" from yesterday are helping Bob feel a bit better. I will give a call later, in the meantime Mom sends her love and prayers, as do I.

June 02, 2007 11:26 AM  

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