Blog for Jackie Sue while at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. UPDATED. This blog now covers her progress after her mini-allo MUD transplant. Her transplant was the first one to be performed by the Mayo Clinic.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Thursday Morning Rounds - Doctor Update

Ok...the docs made morning rounds and finished with Jackie about 5 minutes ago. Jackie will be released from the hospital this afternoon. Because her platelet count dropped from 17 yesterday to 11 today and her hemoglobin dropped from 10 to 8.7 they felt it best if we stayed nearby so she could be closely monitored as an outpatient. She will get a CBC every morning. If her platelet and hemoglobin drop much further they will probably give her a transfusion of whole blood to help stabilize her until her system takes over. They said that platelets usually begin to rise after 3 or 4 days and hemoglobin is somewhat longer. They feel that she should be able to return to OK early next week.

Actually they offered to let Jackie return to Oklahoma immediately if she promised to have her local doctor monitor her closely. We told them we planned to have all future treatments and follow-up handled here at the Mayo Clinic. we are going to sit around and wait for the paperwork to be completed. It appears we will be able to get out and see the local sites and enjoy some of the local food before heading back to OK.

Till later...


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