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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

HUP visit

yesterday dr. l arano my friend and former partner took me to hup; because mo was in scranton taking care of her mother and father. the trip went very smoothly we were in and out in 1 hour. the news was good; the engraftment analysis was 96 % graft. this is very good. the doctors are pleased. their next goal is to wean me off the steroids which will take another 2 mos., then the can reduce the cyclosporin which is the cause of the shakes. mo's mother is in the hospital with symptomatic atrial fibrillation, so mo is taking care of her father and watching her mother. hopefully her mother will be discharged soon and mo can set them up at home. mo will be back for lite the night on saturday. she wanted me to remind every one to read the previous blogs and make their contributions as outlined in the blog. see you saturday. bob

Monday, October 08, 2007


the main problem is the shakes, although they are not as intense as 2 wks ago they still occur when you try and do something and can be very frustrating. we have not heard on the engraftment analysis, maybe by next monday.mo is working today so i can get into trouble. the light the night program appears tob going great; i will be there with a wheel chair. i hope to see a lot of old friends and taste some medicine. thank you for your prayers. bob

Monday, October 01, 2007

HUP visit

Good visit; they did not have to do another bone marrow. they are going to do a peropheral blood graft analysis. the skin rash is improving so they are reducing the steroids. the viral infection[CMV] is gone,and i will be stopping the antiviral drug this thursday. my only complaint is the shakes; hopefully these will lessen since they are drug related. we did receive a letter from the donor. interestingly, to stay annonymous the letter has to be sent through a third party. the letter shows that he is computer literate, resides in Germany, is european, and his first name is Mikael. mo and i will send him a letter thanking him for his great gift. thank you for your prayers. bob