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, December 16, 2006

Saturday +250 (Saturday Afternoon)

We've been at the hospital since 9:30 AM. It is now about 1:45 PM. They've done an abdominal X-ray as well as blood work. We are awaiting the results of both. Jackie has had some major pain today. Her back and stomach are really giving her lots of problems. Because they don't wish to slow down her digestive system they will not give her any of the usual pain medications. She can only have Tylenol.

Last night her stomach was so upset that her stomach rumblings actually woke me up. I would not have believed it possible for the digestive process to be so loud. This morning she had a severely distended stomach. In spite of all this she was literally able to choke down about 3/4 cup of oatmeal. At about 11:00 AM she was able to drink about 2 cups of soup broth. She is feeling a little better, but not much.

The good news is that her C-Diff tests are now registering as negative. HOPEFULLY this will allow her stomach and gut to heal from the toxins produced by the C-Diff and begin to heal and her general health will improve. The other good news is that her mental state has returned to normal. She is still a little unsteady on her feet, but it isn't too bad. She is also mentally much more aware. It seems these problems stemmed from the fact that she had an electrolyte imbalance.

Hopefully she is on the mend once again.

Until Later...

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


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