Saturday, April 10, 2010

"it's not as fun the second time"

(My mom & Elijah visiting the fire station last March)

Hi Friends, some of you may have seen on my facebook yesterday that my mom is back in the hospital with another blood clot. "It's not as fun the second time", she said on the phone today. This time the blood clot is in her other leg. This one is causing her a lot more pain than the last one did.

So far all the blood work has come back clear, meaning no cause has been found yet.

The Drs are finding it trickier than they probably expected because Mom is so healthy. They could tell she eats well 'cause it took them awhile to thin her blood. One Dr said “you must eat a lot of greens “ when he saw the dosage of blood thinner she was taking!

Please keep praying for her. They have put her on a new blood thinner. But, they also told her that they want to put in a "filter" or "screen" that will catch any clot that tries to move. To do this, which is considered minor surgery, they have to thicken her blood so they'll take her off the thinner. Doesn't this sound crazy?

Anyway, please pray that this does not cause more clots or problems with the ones she has. They told her to let them know if she gets short of breath because this could mean her clot is moving, pray that my dear mama will be in tune with her body so that she'll know if she gets short of breath. Poor thing, she also has a cold and cough with a slight fever, so this causes some shortness of breath, but it's not what the doctor is talking about as far as the clot so it's all rather confusing.
She had an MRI yesterday and tomorrow the doctor who ordered her MRI for her is suppose to meet with her and dad along with the leg doctor at the hospital to discuss results.

She is blessed to know that we are all praying for her....


Brittany Ann said...

I was talking to Sherri about this. We are just lifting her up in prayer tonight here in Gainesville, Liss. My hearts and prayers and thoughts are with you, too, Liss. Call me if you need me.

Becky K. said...

Thinking and praying for all of you. This will be mentioned in church for our corporate prayer, as well.

Becky K.

Karen Lana said...

I'm so sorry to hear this - Evan and I are praying!!

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Randi Troxell said...

she is in my prayers.. so are all of you.. keep us posted..

Ruth said...

Hey Melissa, how is your mum keeping today? Praying for you all.