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.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Saturday +38 (Saturday Night 10:00 PM)

Jackie started off the day with some nausea. During the hospital visit this morning she was vomiting . This was the first time in more than a week that she has had a serious problem with nausea. By the time we returned to the apartment at about 11:30 AM she had very little energy. I'm not certain if the lack of energy is due to the anti-viral treatment she is receiving. I wouldn't think that would be the case, but one never knows! As the day progressed she felt much better. This seems to be a standard pattern. She starts the day feeling bad but improves as the day progresses.

The good news is that her counts continue, for the most part, to improve. Today her RBC (Hgl) was 10.1. Her WBC count was 3.4 (with ANC down to 1.6). These were the only two counts that were down. Her platelets improved to 76.

Tonight is another long night. We arrived at the hospital at 8:00PM (after 2 all-new episodes of Cops, of course!). She required a unit of magnesium. This is a 2 hour treatment. Her anti-viral can run concurrently so we should be out of the hospital by about 10:45.

Jackie has developed a minor rash on her finger and elbow. It is not painful and does not bother her in any way. The doctors are watching to see if it might be drug related or if it is GvHD. Only time will tell.

Until later,

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long day!

Hope you sleep well tonight, and tomorrow is good.


10:44 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope Sunday has you feeling better Jackie.

5:12 AM


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