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Husband is in hospital

Postby SquirmingSusan » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:39 pm

Hi all,
I had to call an ambulance for my husband this morning. He passed out twice and hit the floor. Of course so many things go crash in our house that I didn't think much about it until my daughter came and asked me what was wrong with dad. He was blaming it all on his vagas nerve problem, which has sent him to the ER before. But he really looked bad and I called an ambulance.

Long story short, he's in the ICU with large blood clots in both lungs, and will be there for 5 days or so. He's had issues before, but for some reason they took him off coumadin. Well, he's back on it now.

Just to let you know that I may not be hanging around here much for the next few days.
Susan

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Postby Polar Bear » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:50 am

Susan, I am so sorry that your husband is ill and wish you and your family well, and your husband a speedy recovery.

Take care.
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Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:28 am

Susan - Oh My! That must have been terrifying. I am glad they found the problem and that it sounds like there is a solution, though I imagine it's not quite that easy and they have to be very careful.

We'll miss you, hold you in our thoughts, and know you'll be back soon.
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Postby SquirmingSusan » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:48 am

He was out of ICU and into a regular room yesterday, and is home today. The doctor said that it will take 2-3 months for him to fully recover, and that the drugs don't dissolve the clots; the body itself dissolves the clots. He's rather out of breath, but feeling relatively well compared to the other day. Now if he'll just behave himself and quit coming down with deadly conditions. First the leukemia and now this...

OK, things should be back to the normal chaos around here. Thanks for thinking of me.
Susan

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Postby ViewsAskew » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:03 am

My aunt had the same thing happen last winter. It did indeed take several months before she was better.

I am glad he's home and that normal chaos has resumed instead. That must feel a bit better.
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Postby kickyknees » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:21 pm

Susan, so sorry for what must have been terrifying for you both. I once mentioned that my daughter has Lupus, and at age 36, just a few months ago had difficulty breathing. Long story short--to the dr. office where he told her she was going straight into the hospital where she spent the next 5 days with 2 blood clots, one each lung and one in her leg. She's on coumadin for what is expected to be at least 9 months, possibly longer. I had not heard that about the clots dissolving on their own but I will check into it because nobody should have to take, essentially, rat poison. My best wishes for his quick recovery and your holding up through it.


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