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.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Late Friday +16 (11:30 PM) In and Out

Well, after the last post to the blog Jackie began to spike a fever. It rose quickly to about 104.3 at 4:00 PM. She took 2 X-strength Tylenol and the fever dropped to a little under 100. The Tylenol held until about 8:00 PM. By 10:00 PM she was 102.8 and I called the Transplant Center. They called her doctor and he returned my call at 10:10 PM. He had us go back to the hospital. They drew blood cultures and infused a bag of antibiotics. As you can see, the total time from calling to returning to the apartment was a little over 1 hour. This included 25 minutes of round trip time in the wheelchair to get to the hospital. Her doctor had called ahead and they were waiting for our arrival. Once again, it just shows how efficient they are!

She received 1 gram of Tylenol and her temperature has already dropped. Hopefully it will hold through most of the night. Again, it is likely just a neutropenic fever and the culture will show nothing, but they want to make absolutely certain. Until we have some sort of result on the culture I think we will be returning to the hospital every 7-8 hours for IV antibiotic.

I'll keep everyone posted as we know more.

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


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