The road less traveled…

My partner and I were attempting to become pregnant. For many reasons – including my sanity – we have put that on the back burner for now and are just working on walking down the road less traveled. We've been through Katrina – moved to Colorado – and our next adventure is headed to California.

This has been a hell of a week… January 21, 2011

Filed under: Doctor,Family,TTC — 2Lesbians&Baby @ 11:49 am

Wow, where do I even begin.

We were off on Monday, so we went out to the National Western Stock Show, which was a ton of fun.  We watched the Super Dogs show and ate way too much carnival food.  Lori wasn’t feeling well – she gets dehydrated easily so we assumed that she was just dehydrated again.  After the stock show, she headed up to the ER to get some fluids (this is a regular occurrence with her health issues).

I don’t think I’ve gotten into her health issues before, but this last year has been pretty rough.  She had blood clots last year (2 in one leg, 3 in the other, one in her lungs, one in her kidney, and one in her thoracic aorta).  She had surgery and there was a point there when she was on a ventilator and we didn’t think she was actually going to make it out alive, much less with her leg. She’s had so much pain in the last year from the surgery to remove the clots, and it was just getting better.

Anyway, when she got to the ER, they did an MRI and found a blood clot in her leg.  They put her immediately in ICU on blood thinners.  She had a procedure done where the put a catheter down her leg to take pictures of the clot.  They put in a drip of clot busting medicine to remove the clot and we had to wait till the next day to see if it worked.  In the meantime, they keep throwing around the “A” word (amputation).  The next day we go in, and its working – but very slowly – so we just had to repeat the process.  Yesterday the clot was almost completely dissolved and they moved her from ICU to a regular room.  The circulation is coming back and she’s doing much better….thank God for miracles!!

On the TTC front, today is CD 8 and my first non-smiley.

 

 

3 Responses to “This has been a hell of a week…”

  1. Nikki (N Scissors) Says:

    OMG, I am so sorry to hear all this! Poor Lori! I hope she is back home soon. ((hugs))

  2. isa Says:

    oh god. I am just reading this now–so, so sorry to hear about all of these health problems. that is a lot to have to deal with, and I’m sure it’s terrifying. I’m glad you were able to get to the hospital and it looks like things are improving. I hope that she feels better soon, and that the miracles come thick and fast for you two.

  3. Wow. That’s a lot of scary stuff. I’m happy to hear the word “miracle” – I trust they will continue.

    ~CLM


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