life is fragile
Jun. 18, 2009 7:47 pm
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009 11:45 am
my wife of 27 years has started making her own blood cells (platets) which clogs the bleeding in the right-side of her brain. great news i agree ! doctors say the problem is her self-immune system is also causing blood clots in other parts of her body. she has blood clots in both lungs, another in an arota between her intestines and liver. they did a "doppler" on her lower body to check for more clots instead of 20 minutes, it takes almost an hour. she is allergic to heparin, kinda rare thing. i find out there is one more powerful blood-thinner like heparin out there. she is on the only other one, but the problem there is there is no anndote if bleeding begins in her brain. ok--good news. her vital signs are great! they re-inserted the brain pressure monitor and her pressure there is good. . she has made it 24 hours, they reduced her blood-thinner twice. i'm so very tired of trying to explain the daily update to her loving friends that come by constantly. this is the best news i;ve received since she survived the operations. we are not out of the woods...but i truly believe that she will gradually come back to me and convince me that she is indeed cooking-challenged. she has begin receiving cards from the kind folks on here--my mother-in-law opened the cards and said she read them to her. it truly irritated me. knows now not to open my wife;s mail. i truly appreciate your cards and thoughts! i wanted to let her open them and ask about the sender. i would give her my impression of the sender from my interactions with said sender. please let me reinterate that this is the best news i've gotten since she survived the operations. my heart-felt thanks go to each and all of you for your kind wishes, prayers and thoughts. i know i have not responded to my prior blogs, but please allow me time. i want to respond to each of you. i;ll never forget the out-pouring of sympathy exhibited here,. again. my heart goes out to everyone that has had a loved one experience such pain and suffering...i certainly know how you feel. thanks again...i love you all.