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, December 09, 2011

December 9, 2011 Post-op Day 2

Dear friends and family,

  Thought I'd try to get into the Christmas spirit w/ a little color. Bob is doing well...all tubes are out!! I just spoke to him and he still sounds a little loopy, but more alert than before. He will not be coming home tomorrow, and truth be told, I'm happy about that. I may be "old school"(old being the operative word there), but in my mind- Chest tube out today, discharge tomorrow- just isn't right. Plus, I wouldn't mind the extra day or 2 to recuperate myself. This creeping crud has worn me down, or more likely I was worn down already and that's why I got it. Anywho, discharge will probly be Sun/Mon. And he may be on O2 at home for awhile. His sats were dropping today on room air, and he has some pleural effusions and a little fluid overload. They didn't give him a diuretic, but he is starting to get rid of a lot of fluid on his own now(naturally, since the foley's out, right?). He had a decent lunch, but the usual Friday fish dinner....ah yes, the famous Penn cuisine we remember so well...so in true Mazzola fashion, he skipped the entree and went right to the lemon meringue pie. He's walking up a storm and will have PT coming in tomorrow.

All in all, Bob's doing great. Thank goodness, cuz he certainly deserves something to go his way for a change!! I'm going down tomorrow and will probably wear a mask to be on the safe side. I have shared all your e-mails, blog and FB prayers and well-wishes and he sends his love and gratitude back to you. Shouting out a hello and thanks to our Tri-Valley family tonight as they celebrate the holidays at their Christmas party. Wish we were there with you.

Please continue to remember us, especially Bob in your prayers.

Love and thanks to all,
Bob and Mo


Anonymous Carolyn and Jim said...

Well wishes continue your way!
Bob...take care and continue this improvement. Mo...rest well tonight. We will miss you both on Sun! Carolyn and Jim

December 09, 2011 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Bonnie H. said...

Hi Bob. It's wonderful to hear you are doing so well. You and Mo are in our thoughts and prayers. Both of you, rest well tonite..
Bonnie Humphries

December 09, 2011 9:30 PM  

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