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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Tuesday night update

Jackie was able to complete her treatment today. It lasted about 5 hours. I spent the afternoon trying to get the insurance company to OK a new, somewhat exotic (and expensive) drug; Neulasta. This stuff retails for $6000 per shot. She had one shot while in the hospital and the doctor wanted her to take a shot upon return to OK. The doctor in OK wanted to wait until Friday because they needed 48 hours to get a clearance from the insurance company. Everyone at the insurance agency goes home at 5:00 (it seems) so it was a real battle. In the end the Mayo let me take the syringe after making me sign a promissory note for the cost. At this point I have no idea if this will be covered????

Tonight Jackie is feeling pretty bad. It will be a long trip home tomorrow given the way she feels tonight.

Until later...



Anonymous Jean said...

Jackie, hope you get some rest tonight, and feel better tomorrow.

7:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there Jackie! You're getting there! David and I are thinking about you tonight and are sending lots of love!

Michelle and David

8:34 PM


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