Monday, January 26, 2009

Update: Monday Jan 26

Just a quickie update tonight as I am feeling a little discouraged, so I am going to escape into the world of a good book (how I had not read twilight before now, I do not know). I am still here. Bear with my next few sentences. I understand about as much as you do! Apparently, the coumadin and Lovanox they have been giving me have done the job....too well. A normal persons "numbers" would be like at a .9 or a 1. Mine need to be at 2-3 for discharge so they know I am not making any more clots. Right now, they are at 4.59. I thought this might be good, but apparently it's one of those "too much of a good thing" situations. At that number, even a small bump to the head or abdomen has the potential to cause internal bleeding which would be hard to stop. They have taken me off the drugs to stabilize my numbers and will start with a smaller dose soon. The Dr said that tomorrow, one of two things will happen. Either the coumadin will be coming down in my system and I'll be at a good, safe level to go home, OR it will continue to climb to a dangerously high level (as if a brain bleed does not sound dangerous). It's one of those drugs that takes a few days to work, so they need to see if I am peaked out at this point, or if it will be going up. If it goes up, I am stuck here at least until Weds.
So, that's the situation. I am trying to remember that this is all for my own good, but four days in the hospital has made me a little unreasonable. Thanks for your continued well wishes. It really does mean the world to me.

1 comment:

Lauren W said...

OH MY GOSH! Court, I just caught up on your blog and I am so upset that I am just now finding out. That is exactly what I had when I was pregnant with Bennett. Please please please let me know what you find out. Mine came out of left field as well and it turns out that I have a blood disorder called Factor Five Leiden. I am on Lovenox shots twice a day for my whole pregnancy and then for a few months afterwards. Please let me know if you need anything and keep us posted. I was in the hospital for a week as well until my levels returned to normal. It is painful and not fun. Oh, I wish I was there to hang out with you. Please let me know what I can do. I am praying for you!!