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.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Monday +104 (Afternoon) Latest Counts

We returned to Oklahoma Saturday evening. Jackie has felt good since the return home. We are scheduled to return to the Mayo Clinic in two weeks for a follow up visit.

As most readers know, Jackie continues to struggle with low blood counts. She received a growth factor shot on Friday afternoon, another on Saturday after our return home, and one on Sunday. She will receive another today. This morning she had a CBC conducted in Tulsa and some of her counts have declined in spite of the growth factor shots. Her total WBC count has improved to 1.9, but her neutrophils (ANC) have dropped to the 300 level. Obviously this is of great concern as she is subject to infections and fevers. Her platelets have also dropped into the 80s range. While not dangerous, any decline is worrisome. The good news is that her RBC count has improved to 10.8.

The doctor's don't seem terribly concerned and feel this is "par for the course". For many people it takes upwards of a year before blood counts improve to normal levels. Jackie will have another CBC later this week. Hopefully her counts will have recovered somewhat.

We were saddened to learn over the weekend of Ruth Lapidus' mother in Israel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family. I believe her mother was 93 at the time of her passing.

Until later....

Bruce and Jackie
From Pryor


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there guys!
Dean and Sandra

5:14 AM


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