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, January 20, 2012


Hi all,

Just thought I'd write with a quick update. Bob is doing fine. He's been off oxygen since New Years' Eve, and all the tanks and concentrator are out of the house. He's having some back discomfort, which he relates to using different muscles to breathe now. It's mostly relieved with a heating pad. He's been d/c'd by PT and is working on his own to increase his stamina and strength. It's amazing how quickly one can become deconditioned. He's gained 4 pounds and his appetite is improving, but he needs reminders to eat throughout the day....I could just slap him for that!! Ha, just kidding...NOT!!! Seriously he's doing very well overall.

We hope you all are having a good start to your New Year. Enjoy the first snow of 2012...if in fact it comes at all. I'm adopting a wait and see policy. We have no weekend plans, short of seeing a movie, so I wouldn't mind being stuck inside for a day. Thanks as always for your continued love and prayers.

All our love,
Bob and Mo