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 (Sunday 10:15 PM)

Jackie received a unit of blood this afternoon. This helped her to feel better. After returning to our apartment I decided to take a short nap. Upon awakening I found that Jackie had moped the floor and was doing a load of laundry. When I mentioned she should take it easy and rest she assured me she felt like getting up and being active.

She continues to run a fever. It does seem that it is moderating. She is still taking Tylenol, but the fevers don't seem to be almost uncontrollable. They also don't seem to come as often. Her temperature is still ranging from 100-102 so it is far from normal, but she is feeling a little better. Her energy level still remains low. She was not able to complete any of the trips to the hospital today without the wheelchair. She was able to walk about 150 yards this evening on the return trip. At that point she rode the chair back to the apartment.

She continues to have a problem with a rash. Some of the rashes have been related to the antibiotics. The current rash may be the beginnings of GvHD. It appears on her hands. Typically the GvHD starts on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The current rash is on the top of her hand so it is hard to say what is causing it.

I had the nurses check her cultures this evening. Still nothing is culturing. It has been 2 days for most of the cultures and most serious bugs culture out within 2 days. Sometimes some of the slower growing things take several days but they are usually more controllable. With the level of antibiotics she is receiving it would be tough for anything to grow and thrive!

Until later.

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there,


12:20 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doing laundry and moping sounds just like Jackie!
Take it easy.
Sandra and Dean

4:45 AM


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