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, October 03, 2006

Wednesday +177 (Evening)

Things have been going well. Jackie has felt "almost normal" for the last week. Today she reported she could "almost feel things getting better". This probably means her blood counts are improving. Her last counts were good. Of course some of the current good-health may be due to the Prednisone she is taking as a result of her pneumonia. The steroid dosage is being gradually decreased over a 4 week period. At 4 weeks we will return to the Mayo for another CT scan. If the inclusions in her lungs are no longer there then she will probably stop the Prednisone. The problem is that this type of pneumonia is so rare they have no idea what will happen when the steroids are reduced or eliminated. We joked with the doctor and he freely admitted they were only "practicing at medicine" when it comes to these odd and rare cases. Hopefully the pneumonia will not reactivate when the dosage is decreased.

In any case she is doing well. The only side effect is some severe mood swings due to the steroid usage. Hopefully this will improve as the dosage is lowered.

Until later...

Bruce and Jackie
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