Dad Is home. Safe and sound. Antibiotic's in hand and on the way to a speedy recovery. Doesn't care for the Greek yogurt Maverick. I'm getting him some regular strawberry or blueberry tomorrow. Probotic type I think I'll go with. They say that helps when you are taking medication especially antibiotics.
All is good, garden is weeded, lawn looks good still Mike & Mavericks professional mow job. Tempted to remove the ladder from the apartment building but will trust him. I'm actually waiting till I can ground him. Thinking of a good punishment. :).
Love you all
After running some errands, hair cut, banking and lunch mom and dad came home, and dad laid down for a nap in the recliner. When he woke up he noticed his leg was swollen, had redness, and it was a bit stiff. He told mom he thought he had a blood clot. Mom called me and I met her at Wilson Hospital.
Long night short story; the clot is believed to be a result of removing a vein from his left leg for the bypass. The medium clot is between the top of the thigh area and his left Knee. There is seepage on the bandage from the incision, but no bleeding and it is NOT infected.
Options for treatment:
Blood thinners - Normally lasts about 6 weeks; Cumidin or possible injection to the stomach daily.
Filter- inserting a filter just below his lung area to filter clots from entering the lungs. (surgically inserted)
Treatment has not been decided as of yet; Dr. Wong will be seeing Dad tomorrow and make that decision.
Since Dad had excessive (more then usual) bleeding and seepage during and after surgery, blood thinners may not be an option, and the filter would be inserted. This is only because of the time span between his release and this clot formation.
My friend also a Doctor at Wilson and BGH came to the emergency room and another one of her co-workers looked at Dad's leg and talked to Mom and I about different treatments. Since Mom has met her before, I think she was more at ease with the situation.
Initial treatment that Dad received tonight was 5 mg of Cumidin, an injection of a blood thinner in the stomach, he is on a heart monitor which transmitts to the nurse desk and when I left the hospital he was not hooked up to an IV. Dr. Wong will be in tomorrow morning and I will update everyone.
For the time being, I am writing the journal, but will forward all questions, comments etc to Dad so he sees your communication.