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.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Dear friends and family, I apologize once again for not blogging. I got called out twice today by 2 different people,so mea culpa! So, Bob came home yesterday and is doing very well.Really ate a good dinner,loved sleeping in his own bed and is now clean shaven. He's been napping gor a while now, in fact I need to wake him up so he'll be able to sleep tonight.He went on the computer earlier but it crashed, so I was able to download books for his kindle on my kindle. Anyway, we are b9th thrilled that he's home. We had a stair lift put in this week, which really enabled him to come home, otherwise we would've needed a hospital bed downstairs. I just wanted to say some thank yous and then I have to go...to all Bobs partners at LMG and their wives, for all the visits and gifts ...you guys and gals are the greatest!! To my pals Bev and Jean for visiting and cooking! To my family and Bob's family who have supported us for, lo these 9 years now, we never would've made it w/o you ...literally! And we will never be able to repay all you've done for us.And to all our friends in cyberspace, mostly on FB, we can never show how grateful we are for your caring enough to send your words of encouragement and your prayers.We wish each and every one of you and yours a Blessed and Happy Christmas! All our love, Bob and Mo P.S. To Cliff, thanks for giving me the title of this post!! :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Still doing well...

Hi everybody, OH my gosh!! I can't believe it's been so long since I've written. The truth is it's just been crazy. I just got home at 8:45p after working til 5p and then spending a few hours with Bob, and truth be told I should be throwing some clothes in the wash right now instead of writing, but I'm off tomorrow and the "Cable guy" is coming so I'll be here for a few hours and can get some stuff done then. So back to Bob...I gave him a much needed haircut...(read buzzed all over with electric razor) and a good back rub. Also bought him an electric razor for his face last night...something he has been refusing, but I can't shave him every day and he's not steady enuf to do it himself, so I bought the electric. Too bad dear, you look too scruffy in between shaves! Ha! Now, Bob is doing really well. The physical therapists are very impressed with how much progress he has made in one week. He can go up and down 2 stairs and then turn around and repeat, and he can walk about 25' with the walker before he gets pooped and his knees ache. Considering 2 weeks ago he couldn't even get out of bed by himself, I'm thrilled! The only trouble right now is nausea which isn't an uncommon occurrence for Bob even at home d/t all his meds. He got zofran ordered last night and that seems to be helping. He's not as keen on the food this week, but is loving milk shakes and smoothies that friends are bringing...thank you L.A. Thank you also to Fred and Charlie for visiting and of course to Bobs' fab family. And thanks also to JW and BAT for the cards...kept forgetting to mention that your kindness was much appreciated. Okay, gotta go. Thanks for writing Joycie and I will pass your hello along to Bob. And I'll try to be better about writing! All our love and thanks, Bob and Mo

Monday, December 03, 2012

Stronger every day!

Hi everybody, Very quickly, cuz I am bushed, Bob is doing great! His appetite is much, much better and he's eating well and thinks the food is not bad at all. Still doing ensure too. His weight is down to 126#!!1!And there is not a drop of edema anywhere in sight. His breathing is comfortable and best of all, after one PT session he is walking to the BR And back w/ the walker! I'm so thrilled and proud! He is one determined individual! God, I love him! I've actually seen some big smiles and those shit-eating grins (sorry to be crude, but there's no better wsy to dedcribe them) that tell me he's getting his sense of humor back! Thank you visitors...Charlie, Bev and Joe, and Y&L. Also thank you for the beautiful poinsettia Mrs. A.! It's so nice to be posting good news! Thanks for sticking with us. You all are in our prayers of thanks forever! All our love, Bob and Mo

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Settling in...still!

Good morning everyone,

Just going to write to say Bob's adjusting well. There have been glitches and a great deal more patience is required here as call lights and inquiries are not attended to like in the hospital...something neither Bob or I are accustomed to. We will deal with that. So far, medically everything is fine. And Bob seems stronger each new time I see him. Like he told Dr. Sag yesterday, " I want to get stronger and get home, and this is one step closer". So take that leukemia and lung cancer and gvhd!!!! I have to repeat...this man is amazing! I think I would've given in long ago.
Things are steady on the homefront. Megan came over yesterday with Matthew and Maggie....I couldn't stop hugging and kissing them cuz I've been going thru withdrawal....and we made a gingerbread house with Nana Noon. Megan generously offered to let it stay here despite Maggies vociferous protests, since as she put it,"it will probably be Reenie's only Xmas decoration". Ha, that's probly gonna turn out to be true, unless the elves and fairies come put up our tree!! Thanks to the 3 M's and Charlie M for visiting Bob yesterday too. If anyone wants to visit, please feel free. I'm going back to work tomorrow and company would me much appreciated for Bob. His phone number is 267-663-5654.
St. Mary Manor
Rm 413A St. Catherine's Wing
701 Lansdale Ave.
Lansdale, Pa. 19446

Thank you again for all the positive support, love and prayers you continue to share with us. You are all amazing!

All our love,
Bob and Mo