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, November 16, 2012

Day 6 11/16/12

Happy Friday all, Well, it seems Bob is a riddle wrapped in a puzzle etc.etc. The cardio.is still not convinced all Bobs fluid retention is from the constrictive pericarditis.And there's concern about his continued difficulty breathing, so he's finally bought a pulmonary consult and had a CT of his chest today. They want to compare it to his last one from August soI had to drive over to our local hospital to pickup a cd and report of the study and will take it down tomorrow. I'm still having a little trouble believing this couldnt be sent electronically.!!! I had just gotten home from Penn and the grocery store when they called! So off I went. I want to thank our great friends,Y and L who took were going down today to visit Bob so I hitched a ride.Thanks you guys for the goodies For Bob too. Also thanks to Santa who came bearing gifts of Kind fruit and nut bars and a yogurt parfait for Bob. We all shared some laughs and it's always great to have company. Now onto Bob. He got a respite from the diuretics today b/c his bp was down and his creatinine was up....only to 1.2,but it was 0.8 And he only got the lasix once yesterday bc of going for the cath, and his weight was up 4 #'s today. His sugar is up from the steroids as is his appetite, and he's getting covered with insulin. He's comfortable at rest but still very DOE.HE finally has an air mattress on his bed and he had a good nap after we left. His room phone is 215-615- 4551 if any close friends or family want to call. He's also up for company if anyones up for Penn. Just give one of us a call to verify he's not scheduled for some test or other. So thats all for now. Thank you for all your support. Please continue with those prayers and love to all. All our thanks and prayers, Bob and Mo


Anonymous Karen Bennie said...

WOw sounds like a full day for both of you! Sending more prayers for both of you and wishing you the best...hang in there kiddos!!!

November 16, 2012 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob and Mo,
Greetings from your neighbor at LMG close to the mens room.Great to hear that your pneumonia is gone and that your cath was good.Our prayers and good wishes are to both of you,
Terry and Fred

November 18, 2012 5:23 PM  

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