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.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Saturday +159 (Morning)

I just spoke with the doctor this morning. They feel Jackie's situation is likely GvHD. So far there has been no positive result for a parasitic infection. It seems in certain cases GvHD can elevate the eosinophil level. The treatment is, of course, Prednisone or steroids.

With the current diagnosis in hand they plan on discontinuing all of her IVs probably today. They want to observe her in the hospital over the weekend but are planning for a release on Monday. They may want us to stay within the area for some time so they can more closely monitor her. That has yet to be determined.

I have either allergies or I am coming down with a cold. It is too early to know which one. So I am being VERY careful to not come in contact with jackie. While in the room I wear a surgical mask and use the hospital hand sanitizer dozens of times per day.

Until later....

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Blogger Skylark said...

When it rains it pours. You should probably limit the visits to Jackie. Hope you both feel better soon.

12:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you both feel better soon.
Jackie, Hang in there. Remember we all love you and miss you.

3:23 PM


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