I know I have been unusually quiet and the rest reason is I was taken to the hospital by ambulance on last Friday because apparently I got a HUGE blood clot.
Now I didn’t have just any blood clot I had a saddle pulmonary embolism and apparently it was big. The trauma doctor looked at me and my family and said that I should be dead. I was lucky that when it broke passing through the heart it became small enough that blood could just barely squeeze by.
So I spent 4 days in ICU and now I am on the heart ward. There is a possibility of permanent damage to my heart from all this, but we won’t know for sure until I get an echiocardiogram in 6 months. The hope is that once the clots are dissolved the heart can repair itself.
So I get a continuous heparin iv and I have started taking oral blood thinners which I will continue to take at home. But this also means LOTS of blood draws. My poor little veins, for the most part they have not had trouble getting blood from me which is good.
So I am still in the hospital. I have no idea when I may get out. Prayers are welcomed.