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.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thursday +156 (Morning)

Well, they admitted Jackie to the hospital this morning. As I have done in the past I will update the blog several times per day.

She was admitted more for the convenience of the staff and doctors than because of her health. They felt it would be best if they could have the various team members see her more frequently. They also want to make certain they stay on top of her situation. Last night her fever was again elevated. It reached 101.7.

The CT scan revealed she has some type of inclusions/infiltrations in her lungs. They feel it could be a pneumonia or a fungal infection. It is likely they will do a bronchoscopy to determine what is going on. The standard course of treatment for this situation is 2 weeks of IV antibiotics. In order to keep from being "stuck" so frequently and so they will have access to her veins they will insert another central line catheter. This will be a PIC catheter. It will be inserted in the crook of her arm but will travel up her arm to a major vein or artery. It is much less invasive than her past catheter.

Naturally Jackie is very disappointed and upset by the prospect of spending the next two weeks back in the hospital. She feels as if she is back in prison. Unlike before, if anyone would like to give her a call to cheer her up it would probably be a good idea. Although she doesn't have a lot of energy I think she would like to hear from her friends.

Until later....

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous emily clinton said...

That 2 weeks will hopefully go by super fast! I know she'll start feeling better soon. I love you guys & I'm praying for you all!
Emily :)

12:14 PM


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