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.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Monday +19 (11:30 AM)

Jackie spent a restless night. She is still running fever. Her temperature ranges from 100-103. She has very little energy and is unable to walk any of the distance to the hospital. She is very shaky on her feet and has a bit of a palsy much of the time.

She continues to have difficulty with rashes. We don't know if this is due to drugs or GvHD. Today she is having problems with blisters on her eyes. These are not near her eyes, but actually on her eyes. As you might guess it is painful and causes a great deal of watering. They drew more blood for cultures to see if they can find anything. So far nothing is growing in the Petri dishes. They are using several broad-spectrum IV and oral antibiotics. They are treating for all Gram positive and Gram negative organisms.

Tomorrow on top of the 3-a-day antibiotic treatments we have an appointment with the audiology department for a hearing test. We also have an appointment with the eye-ear-nose-and-throat department. We also have an appointment with the infectious disease department.

On Wednesday we have an appointment with the ophthalmology department.

I spoke with the doctor today and he feels the chimerism results are good. He also feels that a 60% donor cell count is good for this early in the process.

I should be able to post today's counts later today and after our 2:00 appointment.

Until Later,

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie,

We are continuing to pray for you.

God bless,

Brent and Janees

1:25 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackie and Bruce, keep up the good work.

God Bless and take care.


2:56 PM


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