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September 22, 2014
Posted at 9:58 pm
 

Was it a bad day or a good day?

My wife has been feeling much worse the last few days, and we finally found out why. The nurses at the rehab center where she is staying noticed that she had a fever, had trouble breathing, and had chest pains. They guessed that she had a blood clot in her lungs and shipped her immediately to the ER in the hospital next door. Then they called me. That was about 9:00 AM.

I rushed over to the hospital, a 20 minute trip, and wound up waiting for the ER to check her out. This was a really bad day for the ER with so many patients, so there was a delay getting to my wife. I sat around for nearly three hours waiting for the tests to be run and the results to come back. I even got to watch as they ran an ultra-sound on her legs.

A conventional X-ray and CT scan showed up the clot in her chest. Just to be on the safe side, they ran the ultra-sound on her legs. My God! There were so many clots in her legs that the doctor decided that an operation was called for immediately, so he sent her to St. Elizabeth's in Boston. They plan the operation for tomorrow. It will be to install a filter in her abdomen to trap any blood clots that head from her legs to her heart and lungs. I cannot drive in Boston, so it will be several days before I see her again when she is returned to the nursing home.

Thank God, they caught the blood clot situation in time! However, for what it is worth, it is going to play Hell with my writing time. The story currently running is finished, but I do have other stories that I am working on. Also, I do have several completed stories, so I may not have too many holes in my posting schedule. I hope you know who will come first if I do have a conflict between my wife's health and my writing.