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.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Tuesday +20 (11:45 PM) What a difference 24 hours makes!

What a difference 24 hours makes. Jackie is feeling much better. We completed our journey to the hospital for her final antibiotic treatment at about 10:45 PM this evening. She was able to keep us with my walking pace without much difficulty. Yesterday she could hardly crawl to the wheelchair. My guess is that her blood counts will show a significant rise tomorrow.

Her back is still bothering her and she still has the rash, but the fevers have almost totally subsided. She has had no Tylenol today. Diarrhea is gone, although she still has occasional bouts with nausea. Tonight she vomited once. It was probably due to the large number of pills she took at one time. We try to split them up throughout the day but with in excess of 40 pills you can only do so much.

I've had a few people send emails and ask questions about the woman that I mentioned about a week ago that had not engrafted. I haven't been able to provide an answer until tonight. It seemed she (and her husband) disappeared from the transplant floor. To be honest, I was afraid the worst had happened. That wasn't the case, however. I ran into her husband as he was leaving the hospital and he told me they performed another transplant today. Of course, they are hoping for the best. This lady has been as sick as Jackie was at her very worst for something like 35 days. So, in spite of all the problems Jackie has faced she has actually been very fortunate. Of course that's easy for me to say!

The post to the blog below has nothing to do with Jackie's situation. It covers some observations I've had about the drug and coffee industries. You may wish to skip it.

Until Later,

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad you're feeling better. Hope you can enjoy the package that is coming to you today. Don't tell you mom, but that one box is alot lighter than it used to be.
Would love to hear your voice so call when you can and feel up to it.
Love to you both,
Smoke Shop

7:02 AM


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