I just got off the phone with my wife a short while ago, and she is being admitted to St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee. she had been having some leg pain and back pain since the weekend that has gotten steadily worse. She went in today because she was just feeling awful, and couldn’t stand it anymore.
After doing a CT Scan the doctors found that she has 2 blood clots in her groin area that are actually very serious. They say if she hadn’t come in, that she might have died.
They’ve admitted her to get her on blood thinning medications/etc right away, and she may be in the hospital for a few days at least.
If you could all pray for her over the next few days, we would really appreciate it.
UPDATE: She’s resting in her room now, and will be undergoing tests tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers.
UPDATE 4/16: Thank you all for your comments. Just a quick update, she’s resting fine today, wednesday, and is on blood thinners. At this point it sounds like there is little chance of the clots moving to her lungs (which is what they were worried about), but all the same she’ll be in the hospital for a couple of days at least.
UPDATE 4/17: Maria had a tough day yesterday, she was in quite a bit of pain, and things weren’t progressing as we had hoped. Her leg was having quite a bit of swelling, and it was pretty painful. They were able to get that pain and swelling mostly under control last night.
We had another CT scan last night as well just to make sure the clots weren’t moving up at all, which can be dangerous. It doesn’t look like they have.
We had a ultrasound this morning that shows that the clot is actually longer/bigger than we originally thought. It sounds like it is from her groin area almost to her ankle. The treatment course remains the same for now as far as I know though – blood thinners. Once the blood thinners begin their work the body should naturally begin breaking down the clot somewhat – although that can take a while. And it sounds like there will probably always be some residue from this clot in her veins.
Please continue praying for Maria, she’s got some tough days ahead of her still.
Last Edited: 28th April 2009