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, June 15, 2006

Thursday +62 (10:30 PM)

Jackie had another good day today. She had little or no back pain and very little nausea. She did experience a lower energy level today . This is likely due to a decrease in the RBC (Hbl) level. Her counts have trended down today. This is probably due to the growth factor shots being discontinued. Hopefully they will stabilize before dropping too low.

With regard to levels her RBC (Hgl) level was at 9.9 today compared to yesterday's record 11.3. Her WBC count decreased to 2.7 from yesterday's 5.1. Her platelets also declined to 125 from the prior day's 150. The large drop in the WBC count can be directly attributed to the stoppage of the growth factor shots.

This evening we had a wonderful dinner with the other Tulsa couple living in the building. She will be undergoing an autologous stem cell transplant next week.

Of course the girls will be arriving tonight as a surprise to Jackie. They will arrive in the middle of the night and will be in the apartment next door. Jackie has no idea they are coming and it will be a complete surprise. I plan to have them come in just before we leave for the morning hospital appointment. I'll try to get some video I can post.

Until later....

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Blogger Skylark said...

What a great surprise for Jackie! Congratulatons to you and the girls for thinking of it. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Glad you had a good time with the other couple. It's a coincidence that they are from Tulsa, and in the same building.

10:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The girls will be Jackie's "BEST" medicine:ENJOY!ENJOY!
Can't wait to see the pics.
Have fun

Sandra and Dean

5:18 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the couple that the guy had the Nantucket hat in the elevator?

I know you will have a great weekend!

Happy Father's Day to both of you.


8:08 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad the girls are there. I know that will be a blessing to everyone. I know that all of you will enjoy the visit. (sorry Derrick could not make it) I am sure it won't be long and we will all see the Taylor family. Have a great weekend. LC

8:35 AM


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