My sister’s blood clot keeps coming back. The other day they thought they had succesfully removed the clot. We were all elated. Life was sweet. Fast forward to this morning when we get a call saying her blod clot is back and she’s being shipped over to St. Louis Barnes-Jewish Hospital for a risky surgery. It will be performed on Tuesday. Until then, the doctors will be working closely with a hematologist to figure out a safe level of blood thinners for her blood to be at during surgery. Too much and she’ll be at a risk for bleed out. Too little and she’ll be at a risk for clotting. They will be treating the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (her veins being pinched by her ribs and her clavicle) by removing two small ribs, some muscle, and bypassing some veins.
It’s risky in her condition. More tomorrow as I’m exhausted. It’s 3 am and I’m going to bed.