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, September 12, 2006

Tuesday +154 (Back in Rochester) Evening

Today Jackie received a battery of tests to see what might be causing her fevers. She received a chest X-ray and they collected various samples for culture. So far, her blood cultures continue to be negative. Her chest X-ray showed a potential area that could be the beginnings of pneumonia. For this reason they began treating her with twice-a-day IV antibiotics (Cefepime). We are not certain how long these will continue. I suppose until she no longer has any fever and until the X-rays and/or CT scans show no areas of concern.

Tomorrow she will have a CT scan. This will probably confirm or dispel the pneumonia diagnosis. Jackie continues to run a low-grade fever. It was 102.7 this morning when she awoke, but the remainder of the day remained below 100. Due to her low hemoglobin her energy level has been very low. She was in bed or on the sofa most of the day. The trip to the various appointments sapped her energy level for the entire day.

We will be back at our old haunt, Station 94, BMT Center, St. Marys at 8:00 AM tomorrow morning. The nurses still remember us, although they don't immediately remember our names. To them we seem like old friends returning for a visit. To us it seems like our jailers welcoming us back to prison! But it is what we have to do...

Until later....

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know Our prayers are with you, and that we're asking God to fight the battle for you. Get well soon.


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