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, June 27, 2006

Tuesday +76 (11:00 PM)

Not a great deal to report today. Jackie felt really well. In fact, it was her best day in several weeks. This is probably due to the stoppage of her Mycophenolate anti-rejection drugs as well as the Neupogen growth factor shots she is receiving. These growth factor shots work quickly and cause the blood counts to increase. The Neupogen primarily targets the WBC count, but it also seems to cause her other counts to increase as well. She will receive a growth factor shot each day through Thursday.

Since we have graduated to "Clinic" we no longer have daily blood tests. Therefore, there is nothing to report. Her next set of blood tests will take place on Thursday. I feel certain she will have very good results. Hopefully this will convince them to allow her to return home. Of course we have to wonder if her counts will continue to hold without the growth factor shots. Only time will tell.

Since Jackie felt so well today she spent a lot of time packing. When they declare her ready to go home she can be out the door in record time. She also felt well enough to spend a little time on the treadmill and stationary bicycle in the gym. The doctors suggested she try to spend a little time in either the gym or walking. They felt it would help her appetite if she could increase her activity level. She was only able to do about 20 minutes of exercise, but this is a great improvement. Something seems to be helping as she had very little nausea today and her appetite was improved.

So, as I said...not much to report, but it was all good!

Until later...

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Blogger Skylark said...

This is the kind of "no news" we like to hear. Glad it was a good day!

11:39 PM

Blogger John Wagner said...

"Only" 20 minutes? I think that is great! So glad she had a good day! She (and you) deserved it!

7:50 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great News. Hope you can spend the fourth at home.

Love Janees

8:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad you had a great day. 20 minutes. I can't even make myself do 15. So today I will make my goal 20 minutes. Thanks for your encouragement. Hope to see you both soon.

9:13 AM


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