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, September 15, 2006

Friday +158 (Late afternoon)

Just a quick note to let everyone know that all cultures and smears from yesterday's biopsy are still negative for fungal infection. All signs point toward GvHD. They will begin Prednisone today. In checking, it seems it takes a bit of time before the steroids "kick in" and begin to bring GvHD under control. It may be a week before we see much improvement. Of course Prednisone also lowers blood counts, so the cycle can be never-ending. Again, walking the sword.

The good news is that what she has in her lungs is apparently not fungal. This is good news as fungal infections can be very difficult to treat. Of the several potential problems, this is (hopefully) the best problem to have.

I will post more as we know more...

Until later....

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


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