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 25, 2006

Thursday +43 (10:30 PM)

We just returned from the evening IV infusion. This evening she received her typical anti-viral plus a unit of magnesium. She is still having difficulty keeping a high enough level. This, in spite of the fact, that she is taking 5 magnesium pill supplements per day.

Jackie started off the morning feeling really bad. She was having extreme back pain and was barely able to make it on her own to the morning hospital appointment. Prior to leaving for the hospital she took one of the Oxycodone pills. This only dulled the pain. Once at the hospital they gave her a small amount of muscle relaxer. By the end of the hospital stay she was feeling much better. She continued to feel better the rest of the day. In fact, she felt better than she had been in several days.

I didn't post this morning because I did not have her blood counts before leaving. Her RBC (Hgl) count was 9.6 down from 9.9 yesterday. Her WBC count was 3.1 down from 3.7 yesterday. Her platelet count was 110 up from 109 yesterday.

This afternoon we received a box of "goodies" and a beautiful handmade ornament from Ing-Jen Shih. I'm including a photo of it along with a panoramic photo I put together of our skyline. Someone asked what we could see out our apartment window. So I put together a high resolution image that was stitched together in Photoshop. If you click on either photo they will load at a larger size. The buildings in the center are the Mayo Clinic. Also the old building. I actually labeled some of the buildings, but the blog software will not allow me to upload a higher resolution version. I've also included a couple of night photos. The photos don't really do justice to our skyline. It really is very pretty!

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day.

Until later,

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice pictures! Especially the night ones; and the city montage is good.

Jackie, I'm glad you are feeling better today. Here's hoping the the medicine keeps working on the backache.

10:58 PM

Blogger Tami said...

Hey Jackie and Bruce,
Just wishing you both were here for the holiday. We will be thinking of you both. Hope today brings you so much more comfort. Praying for you both and thinking of you always. I wish I could send you a magic pill to make all your pain go away.. love ya....

6:02 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy to get that report of you having a better day.We will continue to send happy, healing thoughts to you.
Have a nice weekend. The Figawi is happening this weekend and true to tradition it is sooo foggy here.

5:43 AM


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