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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tuesday +6 (1:30 PM)

Not a lot has changed. Jackie continues to sleep most of the time. She is still fighting a fever. It ranges from 100 to 103. They continue to infuse antibiotics and platelets. To control the fever and shakes they gave her an IV infusion of Demerol. It put her to sleep immediately.

The doctors were in again and they feel this is still "par for the course" and that nothing unusual is taking place. They don't seem terribly concerned. The nurses are the same. Jackie will undergo a CT scan today. She had another chest X-ray this morning. In comparing it to the one from 2 days ago it appeared the same. They thought there might be a slight shadow on it which would indicate some pneumonia...but they didn't think so. They are going to do a CT to make absolutely certain. As soon as I know something one way or the other I'll post it.

I spent about 45 minutes in the family room talking to another guy and a set of parents. The parent's son had undergone a transplant 11 days ago. The other guy was a little younger than me and his wife was +18. The lady that was +18 had still not engrafted, but the guy that was +11 felt that he began engraftment today. He was up and around and "feeling much better". It just shows how variable the process can be. Both of these people came into the transplant process very sick; far sicker than Jackie.

Until later,

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


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