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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wednesday +247 (Evening)

Jackie didn't see much improvement today. She continues to have a lot of gastrointestinal distress. She is eating almost nothing (maybe 3-400 calories per day). She did seem a little less nauseated today. However she was dizzy and disoriented at times. We have no idea why. The dizziness might have been due to the fact that she used a Scopolamine patch for nausea. The doctor had her remove it as soon as he found out she had used one. Scopolamine is typically used for motion/sea sickness and she used the transdermal patch without anyone knowing she had done so.

We met with the doctor today. He also feels that much of her current distress stems from the C-Diff flare. For this reason he decided to temporarily discontinue all antibiotics other than the Flagyl that is being used to fight the C-Diff. They will also give her a longer course of Flagyl to try and completely clear the bacteria.

The results of the bone marrow biopsy were not available today. We will meet with the doctor again on Friday to obtain the results. Her CT scans (head and abdomen) were good and she showed improvement in her lungs from the pneumonia of several months ago. Her chest X-ray was also OK.

So...hopefully the Flagyl will kick in and take care of the C-Diff problem. I think by tomorrow we may see some improvement. With some luck we might be home as early as Saturday.

Until Later....

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will pray for the trip home to be Saturday.

6:50 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took Flagyl one time and it made me so sick and so nauseaous I couldn't move. It was terrible! They told me it affects some people that way. So they switched me to something else that worked without that side effect. So don't rule out the Flagyl as a possible part of why she is feeling so bad.
I am so glad you are there in Rochester, where help is close at hand if she needs it. But we hope it won't be for long.

7:45 PM


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