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 16, 2006

Friday +63 (9:30 PM)

Tiffany and Brittany arrived last night at about 2:15 AM. Jackie slept through their move-in next door. This morning as we were preparing to leave for the morning hospital appointment they walked in and surprised her. There were lots of hugs and a few tears. Unfortunately the cameraman-in-residence failed to record the reunion. Later in the day there was a reenactment of the morning reunion but the acting was so bad that a vote was taken and the decision made to let no one see the performance:)

Jackie was completely surprised and had no idea they were coming. Naturally she was thrilled to see them.

We spent our normal 2 hours or so at the hospital with the girls. Later in the day we had lunch at The Olive Garden and drove around the local Rochester area. This evening we watched a little TV and visited with the girls.

Jackie had a good day. She was a little more tired than usual and required a nap after our return from the hospital. Her blood counts were mixed today. her RBC (Hgl) remained the same as yesterday at 9.9. Her WBC count declined to 2.1 from 2.7 yesterday. Her platelets were basically unchanged at 121 from yesterday's 125.

Tomorrow our plan it to drive around the river and lakes area if the weather is nice. Hopefully the cameraman can get a few good photos and some video.

Until Later,

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce, You did a good job on the suprise visit. That will be like medicine for Jackie. I bet dear old dad was kinda glad to see the girls too. Hope Derrick will be able to visit soon. Thanks again for the great job on the blog, It has really helped me cope with this,being able to know daily how she feeling is so good. Patsy

2:47 PM

Blogger Skylark said...

The visit probably did as much for the girls as it did for you and Jackie. I know they had been wanting to see for themselves how their mom is doing, so it is great that they could come.

Your 100 days is slowly dwindling; just a matter of weeks now, instead of months. I know you will be glad to be home for awhile, and not have to do the daily hospital visits. Is the 100 days an absolute, or can it vary?

Hope the patch helps the nausea, and everything checks out good tomorrow.

10:45 AM


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