Jacki is on the mend. Her fever appears to be breaking and some cell counts have risen. Others are a bit low, but doctors believe they will recover soon. Her recovery is a result of two different antibiotics and a daily shot of a human growth factor indented to grow bone marrow and stimulate growth of blood cells. There is no plan for a bone marrow biopsy at this point. That’s good news.

Jacki’s current symptoms include periodic headaches and aching in her back and legs. The aching is a side effect of the injections.

There’s a possibility that Jacki will be home in a day or so and will be monitored by outpatient visits to an oncology clinic. We’re hoping for the best, yet are prepared for anything.

John Donaldson