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.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Sunday +251 (Evening)

Once again, we spent the entire morning at the hospital. They ran more blood tests, took more samples, and concluded she should be healthy. Of course that isn't the case. She is still having bone pain and stomach pain. It is much better than a week ago, but far from OK. She is eating better, but not a lot. Tonight she said she was hungry which is a first in more than a week. Her mental state and balance are back to normal. Her sodium level is at 129; up from 123 (in the hospital at 120). Normal is 135-145.

Of most concern (at least to me) is the fact that she continues to run a fever much of the time. Most of the time it is low-grade (below 101.3), but last night it was at 102. Something must be causing this that hasn't been found. It could be the C-Diff, but I think there must be something else.

Jackie is really upset at the possibility of not being able to come home for XMAS. We will be back in the hospital tomorrow and our last doctor's appointment is at 5:00 PM on Tuesday. A big snow storm is headed for IA and MO on Wednesday. They are talking about blizzard conditions. If Jackie is released, I may end up driving all night on Tuesday in order to miss the snow storm. Of course this assumes the snow doesn't move in early.

With some luck the next two days will bring no new surprises and we will be home soon.

Until Later....

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester,MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm checking your progress everyday and looking forward to steady improvement.

Love Ya

12:28 PM


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