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.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Monday +189 (Evening)

Just a quick post to let everyone know Jackie is doing better. Her counts have improved since her last tests. Her current RBC (Hgl) level is 11.6. A normal level would be above 12.0. Her platelets have risen to 111. Normal would be 130 or higher. Her platelets have been as high as 170. The primary news is that her WBC count has improved from 1.2 to 7.6. Yes...7.6. This is in the high normal range. Her neutrophil level has improved from 100 (.1) to 6100 (6.1). Of course this is the result of 6 growth factor shots. It remains to be seen if the levels will hold. Hopefully they will!

Her energy level has been very good. This is likely due to her high Hgl level. She continues to taper the oral steroids so her sleep patterns have improved.

The 6 growth factor shots led to several bouts of extreme bone pain that required pain meds. This is the result of the marrow forcing new cells to be created and excreted. Fortunately the pain is now gone.

So for now things are going well. This seems to be the start of a "good" week.

Until later....

Bruce and Jackie
From Pryor


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pleased to read about the progress. Let's hope this is the first of many, many "good weeks" to come.

Love, Stan and Ruth

6:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy for you
Glad to hear good reports Jackie.
Dean and Sandra

6:09 AM


Post a Comment

<< Home