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, May 04, 2006

Thursday +22 (11:00 PM)

We just returned from the hospital for Jackie's 3rd antibiotic treatment. Today she is much improved over yesterday. She was able to walk to each of our doctor's visits and hospital visits on her own. The final trip this evening was made without the use of the wheelchair to steady her. She still needed to hold onto my arm, but she made the trip reasonably well.

Although it was cool outside (in the low 50s) she is cold much of the time. I suppose it is because of her low blood counts. She needed a light jacket as well as a ski jacket with hood to remain warm enough for the trip.

She still some problems with nausea. It comes on quickly and without warning. Tonight she vomited with almost no warning. We have learned to keep a receptacle nearby at all times. I also carry Compazine with me at all times. She really hasn't made it past the point where she requires constant care. She is still unable to understand and account for the myriad drugs that are required on an up to 3 time a day basis. She is keeping her own food log but it isn't always accurate. The various drugs often make her feel as if she is in a fog. She cannot read for this reason. The words just don't register. She also has difficulty in writing. Partially due to the tremulous but also because she cannot think clearly enough. For the very few of you who have spoken to her on the phone I'm sure you've noticed the change. Of course this is all temporary and will resolve as time goes by and dosages are reduced.

All-in-all it was a much better day. I think as her counts improve and as days go by things will get gradually better.

Until later,

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


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