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.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Sunday +18 (1:45 PM)

We are still at the hospital. We began at 8:30 AM. So far Jackie has had one infusion of antibiotics (15 min), one unit of fluids (2 hours), one new type of antibiotic (15 minutes), one unit of whole blood (2 hours), and we are now waiting on the final bag of antibiotics (15 minutes). In almost all cases these cannot run concurrently; they must run consecutively.

They are trying a new type of antibiotic to see if it will moderate her fever. So far all cultures are coming back negative; including the CMV culture.

Her temperature has also been down this morning . They just took it and it is at 99.4. She is still taking Tylenol every 3 hours so it is unknown what it would be without it.

Probably as a result of her fever her counts have suffered. Her RBC count was 8.4. That is why they gave her a unit of blood. Her WBC count was 1.9. A few days ago it was at 3.0. Her platelet count continues to hold fairly well at 106; but down from 163 a few days ago. Fever burns up platelets, however.

We will return tonight at about 10:30 PM to get her last infusion of IV antibiotics. We will begin the process again in the morning at 8:30.

Until later,

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce & Jackie
Please know that we arte all praying for you. This is a rough patch but we're with you.

Love you guys
Janees

2:49 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for BOTH of you.

Mouse

3:44 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackie, keep up the fight. Bruce have the docs given you guys a neutrophil(ANC) count lately?kb

4:32 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both of you are in our thoughts- wish we were closer to help in some tiny way.
Love
Dean and Sandra

4:52 PM

 
Anonymous kevin said...

Bruce:

I am sorry to hear that Jackie is not feeling so well. I want you to know that both of you are in my prayers and I hope to hear she is feeling better soon.
Kevin

8:24 PM

 
Anonymous kevin said...

Bruce:

I am sorry to hear that Jackie is not feeling so well. I want you to know that both of you are in my prayers and I hope to hear she is feeling better soon.
Kevin

8:24 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce & Jackie
You both are amazing! Stay strong
You are in our thoughts and prayers
continually.
Linda & Charlie

9:29 PM

 

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