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.