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04 December 2006 @ 10:30 am
Parent Medical Worries  
Those of you who read ladyat's journal already know that my father went to the hospital last night with a blood clot that had passed through his heart and lodged in his lung. He spent the night in the ICU.

Right now the main symptom is that it hurts him a lot to breathe. The situation could become much worse than that, of course, should the clot break free and move to someplace nastier.

I called this morning and there's no change, the results of the enzyme test to make sure nothing blocked the blood feed to the heart haven't come in yet. They are putting him on Heparin to keep the clot from growing while they allow the body to absorb it.

Right now I'm still in Atlanta, though I will probably head up to Danville early tomorrow morning.

Any thoughts/prayers/candles to keep the clot from moving around or breaking up while it gets re-absorbed would be much appreciated.
 
 
 
Debbie's Blatherings: sunriseohiblather on December 4th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear this!!! :-(

Positive healing thoughts for you and your family...
Shannachieshannachie on December 4th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
You all have my thoughts.
BlueEyedTigress (a.k.a. Blade): portrait by Jim blueeyedtigress on December 4th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
Thoughts, prayers and candle (beeswax, right here on my desk). Hugs!
Highstonehighstone on December 4th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thoughts duly applied.
FilkerDavefilkerdave on December 4th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
Good thoughs on the way.
Gwenthe_gwenzilliad on December 4th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Rika, the bardling: Desertwolfbardling on December 4th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts sent...
Betsey: Spooky Nightjerusha on December 4th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts for your father, and for you and ladyat
Persispersis on December 4th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, Bill. *hugsyoutight* to you all... I just went thru something similar with my mother in September, but with mutiple clots in lungs and left leg. My heart goes out to you, as do lots and lots of positive wishes for a quick dissolve/reabsorb and a quick release from hospital/rehab. Coumadin and Heparin are wonderful drugs.
Cat Sitting Stillcatsittingstill on December 4th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
You and your father are in my thoughts.
Jimpoltr1 on December 4th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
You got it, Bill. Good thoughts comin' from my direction.

*hug*
JodiMusejodimuse on December 4th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
Healing thoughts from this direction too, Bill. I hope it's absorbed quickly! *HUGS!*
Elizabeth McCoy: Eye in the Pyrawingsarchangelbeth on December 4th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
Good luck. That's so scary.
אליזהkestrels_nest on December 4th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
First things first: HUGS. Candles lit, with intent. (I keep 5 day candles around) Let us know how he does, and how you and ladyat are doing.
The Cajun Gypsythatcrazycajun on December 4th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
My heart goes out to both of you...and assuming that God hears the prayers of a wayward, rebellious, agnostic child of His Son's first Church, I will be happy to offer mine for your dad's full and swift recovery.
micktimmicktim on December 4th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
You're all in our thoughts and prayers too.
Love and hugs.
Lesliehuskiebear on December 5th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
Many hugs and good thoughts headed south.
Steve Simmonsscs_11 on December 5th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
You've got 'em, Bill.
Paul Kwinn: Debbie Twinsit_aint_easy on December 5th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
Prayers from here for your dad and family, Bill.
birder2 on December 5th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
Add my thoughts/wishes,& hugs to the collection.
mbumbymbumby on December 6th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
All my best. (Belated though it may be... I'm still trying to get caught up.)