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

HUP Day 5

Hi folks, Sorry I haven't written on the blog, but our pc keeps crashing so I'm on my kindle. Anyway, Bob underwent the cardiac cath today and did fine. He was really sleepy after getting versed and fentanyl, but I managed to keep him awake long enough to eat soup, yogurt and pudding, and take all his meds. His ribs were sore from positioning and his butt from the table. He had to lay flat for 6 hours after the cath, so I'm glad he was sleepy otherwise he would have been miserable. And the results are pretty much as expected...the pressures measured in the heart are all high, reflective of constrictive pericarditis. No surgical intervention is planned. The aggressive diuretics and steroids will continue. And they'll evaluate daily. And now off to bed. This wss a much longer day than anticipated, a's the cath was scheduled for 9a and actually started at 2p, probly cuz i was there by 845am. So good night all. Thank you again for your prayers and support. All our love, Bob and Mo


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