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.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Friday +57 (10:30 PM)

I am happy to report that Jackie felt better today. She still isn't running races or doing 2 hours in the gym, but she felt markedly better.

The Neupogen shot she received yesterday increased her WBC counts today. Her WBC count increased from 1.1 to 1.4 today. While this is nothing to write home about, it is an improvement. I didn't get the ANC count; I forgot. It is based upon a mathematical formula and is likely to be about .75-.90. Her RBC (Hgl) count increased from 9.0 to 9.1 today. Her platelets, however, took a hit and decreased to 118 from 142 yesterday. She received another Neupogen shot today and with luck her counts will continue to increase.

She continues to have some minor electrolyte imbalances. Her magnesium levels continue to lag behind. She is currently taking 7 slow-release magnesium tablets per day. At some point this will level out and normalize.

Not a lot happened to day. It was cool and cloudy in Rochester. Tonight we are receiving some moderate rain showers. The big event in town is the state Democratic Party meeting. We have died-in-the-wool Democrats in every hotel and on every street corner.

One last item...some of you may remember the lady that required two transplants. I asked the nurse this evening about her progress. I have not seen her or her husband in about 10 days. After I got the idiotic "we can't discuss other patients due to HIPA laws" speech she told me the lady was doing fine. She now has "days off" where she isn't required to come into the hospital and things are going well.

I've included a couple of new photos. One is a night shot that were taken our our apartment window. The other photo was taken from the hospital window looking out toward the power plant and Silver Lake.

Until later...

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


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