Friday, January 20, 2012
January 14 – January 15
Well this last week has been an interesting week and there is much to catch up on. I am sorry that we have not been consistent in writing, but today is the day.
So, they went to work on the blood clot. The doctors were concerned that the anti-blood thinning agent might cause problems with bleeding and the tumors, so instead I now have a filter at the base of the venous artery to catch blood clots. It was so amazing to watch (Kind of) how they did it. It took longer to prep me than it did to put in the filter. They just guide it down with a Catheter and then out it came and the filter stayed in. They did give me a shot in a preventive dose of anti-cloquent both on Saturday and Sunday evenings which is one of the reasons I had to stay until Monday. I guess I was also dehydrated which I promise they took care off.
The staff was amazing at the hospital and took very good care of me. I was on the 9th floor right above the helicopter which I enjoyed watching taking and landing. I appreciate all of the family and friends who came to visit. You have all been so very kind and thoughtful toward me and Kelly. Mike’s little girls came up and the whole floor was full of joy. Madi couldn’t understand why we wouldn’t let her ride that helicopter down there.