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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Wednesday +42 (6:00 PM)

It was another warm day in Rochester. Unfortunately it was cloudy and windy much of the day. A chance of thunderstorms exists. It feels a lot like Spring in Oklahoma today.

Jackie didn't feel well at all today. She continues to have a lot of back and neck pain. She spent much of the time today in bed. In fact, she just took one of the extra strength pain pills. Hopefully this will help her feel better.

We will be returning to the hospital in a couple of hours for the 2nd IV treatment. We spoke with another doctor about the CMV virus today. She, too, felt that an increase in viral load counts wasn't too unusual. We will know more when the next test is conducted next week.

If you recall, I mentioned in the last post that Jackie was given a prescription yesterday for high blood pressure. I questioned if it was necessary. Today they asked that we cut the dosage in half. They discussed whether she should be taking any meds for this at all??? It seems her blood pressure was back to normal this morning.

Jackie's counts continue to remain stable. Her RBC (Hgl) was 9.9 up from 9.8 yesterday. Her WBC count was 3.7 down from 3.8 yesterday. Her ANC count was 2.41. Her platelets were 109 up from 106 yesterday. As I've mentioned several times the Ganicyclovir will suppress blood counts a great deal. Once she is off the anti-viral treatments her counts should improve.

Until later,

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry it was a bad day. Hope tomorrow is much better.

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7:52 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray that you have a better day today. I am sure this is old. I can't even imagine. You have been so tough and your about half way there. If you are able to take the pain meds. do it. don't try to tough this kind of pain and being sick on top of that. I love you and wish this was easier for the both of you. I love you.

8:13 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wishing both of you better days ahead!
We are there with you in our daily thoughts and prayers.
Hang in there-we love you

5:33 PM


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