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.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Friday +44 (5:30 PM)

Jackie felt reasonably well today. Her back pain was better. She still required a pain pill this morning to get things started. She was able to have a late lunch at the Macaroni Grill

Several of Jackie's counts continue to gradually move downward. It is hard to know if this is due to the Ganicyclovir or if the CMV virus is growing. Another PCR test will be done either over the weekend or on Monday. If the viral load counts continue to grow her medication will have to be changed. If the counts are down then we know it is the anti-viral medication that is suppressing the counts.

Her RBC count declined to 9.4 from 9.6 yesterday. her WBC count declined to 2.5 from 3.1 yesterday. Her platelets declined slightly to 106 from 110 yesterday. Given her lowered RBC count I am surprised at the level of energy she was able to muster today.

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad today was a better one and hope you guys have a good Memorial Day

6:45 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that your back is better. Hope you continue to feel better. I am sure the counts will be up soon. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are always with you. We love you.

11:06 AM

Blogger Tami said...

Glad to hear that your back is doing better. Our prayers our with you always. Keep showing those doctors how strong you are and keep the faith. Hope your Memorial Day weekend goes well. love ya

3:27 PM


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