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, March 16, 2006

Thursday in Rochester

We left Pryor about 6:00 AM on Wednesday morning for Rochester. We arrived in Rochester about 4:00 PM. We were moved into the apartment by 5:30.

Jackie didn't feel well during most of the trip. The cold she has been fighting for over a month "came back" after the last chemo treatment. Last night she actually had a fever.

Today we began the testing process at 8:00. She started the day off with a bone marrow test. Unlike her first test in Tulsa, she was sedated and the process went very well. The entire process only lasted about 30 minutes. The sedation they used only lasted minutes, but was quite effective. She had no major pain. The nurse said they were able to get good samples. Her first test in Tulsa was a dry aspiration because the marrow was heavily infiltrated by CLL cells. I assume that her marrow has improved with the chemo treatments.

After the marrow test she was required to provide about 15 tubes of blood.

Next came a chest X-Ray.

She is now undergoing a full body CAT scan.

Next we visit with a social worker about the transplant.

We also have a full day of tests on Friday. We have the weekend off and resume tests and appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday of next week.

Until later,

Bruce and Jackie from Rochester, MN


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