Posted by on May 7, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on clotting_20171020_125725

Speaker 1: Clotting versus not clotting.
Part of the reasons for my wife’s complications is that she had difficulty clotting. They had to do general anesthesia during the emergency c-section because her blood was not clotting. After receiving several units of blood, three units of blood, additionally she also received a unit of her own blood during the procedure. They needed that to get her clotting settings back. A few days later at the hospital they did notice, after insisting that we have an ultrasound to talk about the swelling in her legs, to discover that, they saw a clot. They couldn’t tell whether it was an acute clot, or whether it existed previously.
They started, a different team also insisted on delivering her new Lovenox to reduce the clot. I said she’s already had trouble clotting. Then we had a long debate with the hematologist about her blood levels. Then they ran some more tests, and also were very cautious, but they wouldn’t have been if they hadn’t rerun the tests. Even after taking the medication to reduce the clots, her blood clotting still wasn’t to its level. But it was this constant back and forth of where they weren’t paying close attention to my wife’s situation. When we called the physician who made these recommendations, he asked who are you. I mean he was polite about it, but he had seen 15 new patients that day.