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, April 20, 2006

Thursday +8 (10:00AM)

Engraftment? Don't know, but Jackie's WBC count rose to .4 this morning. This, combined with the fact that her fever is lowered and her appetite is better leads me to believe that perhaps some engraftment is taking place. This would be VERY early in the process as it usually takes 2 weeks or so. The doctors also think it is possible but they will not declare "engraftment" until they get several days of test results.

Jackie is still retaining fluids. She has gained between 15 and 20 pounds during her brief stay. This, in spite of eating almost nothing. Hopefully this will resolve in a few days.

She will be receiving both platelets and red blood cells in a few minutes. Her RBC count is 7.9. Her platelets are at 17.

Bruce

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the doctors feel that the water retention is an expected side effect, and have ways to treat it if needed?

10:53 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there Jackie Sue. Bruce you are Jackies' guardian angel whether you believe it or not.
Praying for you guys.

SO

11:10 AM

 
Blogger Tami said...

Jackie, May God bless you and keep you in his loving care. You are such a strong person and admire your great spirit and postive out look you have. Keep up the good work Bruce. We are not forgetting about you durning this process. Thanks for being strong for Jackie. Great work. Have a blessed day.

11:36 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great news! get well soon!

1:50 PM

 

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