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.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Monday +12 (12:30 PM)

I'm a little late in posting today. The blog site was not responding.

Jackie continues to run a bit of fever. Her latest temperature was 101.6. Since this is above the magic threshold they drew blood for cultures. They are also going to send in a doctor who is a specialist in infectious diseases. They don't think anything is abnormal, but the are being cautions.

Jackie's counts continue to improve. Her RBC count is the exception. It dropped to 8.8 today. Therefore she has had a decrease in energy levels. The RBC level is typically the last to recover and tends to fluctuate. Her WBC count is 1.9 and is improved from yesterday. Her platelet count has improved dramatically. It is now at a 35. I believe if her RBC count improves to a 12 or better she will feel much better and recover quickly. It is possible they will transfuse red blood cells today. The low-end cutoff is 8.0.

They have changed one of the antibiotics again. I believe one of them is responsible for her continued rash. She had a visit this morning from 4 dermatologists. The results from the skin biopsy were inconclusive.

Well, that's all the news that's fit to report.

Until later.

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...




3:45 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read, RL

4:11 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everything is still sounding good. Any news on the other lady?

4:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce is doing a GREAT job keeping us posted on your progress!
Hang in there girlfriend!!
Sandra,Dean & Charlie

7:18 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. Hang in there Mom! Love you


8:21 PM

Blogger Tyler Flann Harris said...

I hope this note finds you both well and hopefully enjoying some warmer temperatures in Minnesota. Bruce, thanks for keeping this detailed blog.

Jackie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep up the strength.

28 days of school for me.....I am sure looking forward to the end of the academic year.

8:40 PM


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