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, August 08, 2006

Tuesday +120 (Evening) Headed Home

Met with the docs today and we are headed home again. They feel the infection Jackie experienced was localized to the line on the Hickman catheter. She has not had any fevers and feels fine. They will continue to conduct blood draws at home and do a final blood culture at home to make certain all is clear. If nothing else happens we won't return to Rochester for about 4 weeks!

Jackie's counts have done well since once the infection cleared. Her RBC (Hgl) is 9.9. That is down a little, but not too bad. Her WBC count is still good at 2.8 with ANC at about 1250. Her platelets have recovered nicely to 127. These numbers are more than a day old. I would guess current numbers might be a little better.

They are placing Jackie on a high dose of Bacterim to make certain the infection has cleared. This can depress the blood counts. If this happens her dosage may need to be reduced.

Until later...

From Rochester (but not for long)
Bruce and Jackie


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