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.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thursday +290 (Morning)

It has been a few weeks since I last updated the blog. I suppose that is a good thing. That means there has been no significant news to report!

Jackie has been doing better. She continues to have issues with morning pain and requires a daily pain pill to get started. She has had some minor rashes so we feel she is having some minor GvHD issues. She continues to struggle with her diet. Her weight seems to have stabilized but she isn't gaining any weight. Once she takes her pain pill she does reasonably well for the remainder of the day. Her energy level is still low, but she is able to perform light housework.

Her most recent blood counts continue to improve. Her WBC count has risen to 9.2 with a neutrophil level of 3.1. The neutrophil level is still a little low given the higher white blood cell count. Her lymphocytes are normal at 5.1. Her RBC count is a little low at only 3.89 (normal 4.2-5.4). Her hemoglobin is still a little low at 11.8 (normal 12-16). Platlets are once again normal at 137.

So as we continue to approach the 1 year anniversary of the transplant Jackie continues to slowly improve. We return to the Mayo Clinic at the end of this month for follow up. Assuming the weather is good I will be flying and the trip will be about 2.5 hours versus the drive of about 11!

Until Later...

Bruce and Jackie
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