Friday, November 18, 2011

Another Bump in the Road

Mom's edema is back; not as bad as before, but it's getting worse in her chest, under her arms, and in her face. She's also been having some sharp pains in her chest. She called Dr. Goswami this morning. He told her to go to the Emergency Department ASAP for a CT Scan. As most people do, Mom loathes the ER. So, I called Dr. Houston and asked him to order the CT. He agreed, and Mom and I drove over to the hospital. After lots of waiting, RMH did her scan, and Dr. Houston called with the results. It appears that the clots in Mom's vena cava are worse. Dr. Houston and Dr. Goswami REALLY wanted Mom to go to Springfield by ambulance. But, as most people do, Mom loathes ambulances. So, she and Pat left for Springfield shortly thereafter in Mom's car.

On the drive up, Dr. Goswami's office called Mom's cell phone to alert her to their plan. Mom will have surgery to remove the clots tomorrow morning. Please pray for a safe and productive surgery and a fast recovery. I will post more in the morning.

Written/Posted by Jenn.

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