Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fretting

About a month ago, my best friend's husband was in a motorcycle accident. He apparently really screwed up his knee. He had his doctor's appointment with the orthopedic surgeon today for his checkup. The doctor, quite concerned over the amount of fluid that was still on his knee, and the amount of pain he was experiencing, immediately sent him for an ultra sound.

They found a large blood clot in an artery in his leg, and another that had travelled up to his groin. They admitted him on the spot. A CT scan revealed he also has multiple clots in his lung.

At this point they are calling him stable, but in serious condition.

I am thankful that they were able to find the clots and ultimately begin treating them, but I can't help kind of freaking out.
This is one of my best friends. I've known her since high school when the dinosaurs roamed.
These people are my family.
I don't like to see my family sick or hurting.
And it kills me that I can't make it better.

Speedy recovery Ted- my love to you both.

3 comments:

Casdok said...

So sorry to hear this. I hope Ted does recover soon.

Bonnie said...

wow, that's so scary. I will say a prayer for Ted!

Marla said...

Sending hugs and prayers. Blood clots are very scary.