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 Post subject: Checking In.....
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:08 am 
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First, I apologize for not checking in sooner. As you can imagine, things have been crazy.

He has already had 2 follow up appointments. One with his primary care doctor and the other with the hematologist. He is still experiencing shortness of breath. It could take up to 2 months for his body to completely absorb all the blood clots. He will be on a blood thinner for the rest of his life. My sister-in-law is a nurse and she said, imagine if he wasn't taking a daily dose of an 81mg aspirin? Things could have been really, really bad. He will be going for weekly blood draws to check his INR level. Last night was his last (hopefully) Lovenox injection.
The doctors want him to rest. When he's not resting, he needs to walk around the house as much as possible to keep his blood flowing.
I ordered him a "manly" looking medical alert bracelet. It should be here within a few days. He wasn't happy it about. I told him, it's for your safety. I hate to admit this, but I don't want him out of my site....I'm petrified if he falls or has another seizure(s).
Thank you for all the prayers. We greatly appreciate them. XO

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 Post subject: Re: Checking In.....
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:11 am 
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Hugs to you Marylou, a lot to think about and you are doing a superb job of being on top of things. The bracelet will give both of you peace of mind and that is so very important. Continued prayers for you and Mario. Thank you for taking the time to keep us in the loop...much appreciated!

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MaryLou: Our love and support are with you. I can not even imagine. You are so incredibly strong and doing all the right things. Med Alert bracelet is very smart....Ken and I wear bracelets with just our contact info, blood type and allergies from Runners ID, in case we get run over or have a problem while out exercising. This happened to a family member taking a run on a business trip that passed out while running and no one knew who he was, he was a John Doe...luckily, he is still with us but the bracelet is a great idea! Praying that Mario stabilizes and all the clots get absorbed. Sending hugs your way!

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We understand how busy you have been ML......you sure are one tough lady!
Been praying for Mario and you too. I hope his shortness of breath improves soon and the clots absorb.
The alert bracelet is a very smart and good idea!
Resting is important but also is getting him up walking throughout the day.
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Thank you for checking in, you both have been on all our minds.
Prayers each day brings you closer to a new normal.
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I hope once a few days have passed and his bracelet arrives, that you can let go of some
of the stress you must be feeling. Sending positive thoughts & prayers. Hang in there, ML!!!


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An apology is not necessary MaryLou and thank you for checking in. Prayers for things to get better and the bracelet eases the stress.


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Hugs Mary Lou!!


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Hugs to you Marylou, a lot to think about and you are doing a superb job of being on top of things. The bracelet will give both of you peace of mind and that is so very important. Continued prayers for you and Mario. Thank you for taking the time to keep us in the loop...much appreciated!


Ditto.

I know you are an organized person so will make sure Mario keep inline :D


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Thank you for the update, I was beginning to worry boutcha! Does Mario have a Fitbit? Tracking his steps could be helpful. Hang in there, kids!!

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Thanks for checking in, ML.

You did the right thing with getting Mario a medical alert bracelet. As for letting him out of your sight, I get it. Hopefully that anxious feeling will pass with a little time.

My prayers are that it's clear sailing for him from now on. And please remember to take care of yourself too. Hugs...

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Thanks for checking in; we should all wear a bracelet, even healthy people have a blood type and donor wishes, I never walk with a wallet or phone. Hope Mario continues to feel better and is a good patient for his favourite nurse.

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Thanks for taking the time Marylou. I can imagine it must be nerve wracking for you going through this too.

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