We’ve had our ups and downs and this week has had many ups and downs.  Yesterday they took Zippy for an ultrasound. They let me come with him and I wish I had not gone. Sitting by him and watching the tech doing the ultrasound was amazing and scary.  I don’t know a darn thing about the whole procedure with blood clots.  I understand the concept with pregnant women looking at babies, not my Zippy’s legs, looking for blood clots.  Whenever she saw red, she would take a closer look and take a still shot, which scared the living daylight out of me.  She did this at least 5 -6 times.  At that point, I’m thinking that he definitely had clots.  Me, knowing nothing and just assumed I could figure it out.  Scary…huh? They sent us back to inpatient, where he was given 3 million bags of antibiotics, 4 million bags of fluids, 5 million immodium capsules, 6 million cups of ice water. At least that’s the way it felt.  We were told we had to wait for the results to come back from the ultrasound.  But, I know that they already knew.  They started talking about how important it is to have 2 Lovenox injections each day, compression socks are a good idea and Zip needed to get out and walk.  Hmmm.

So this morning I get over there and they were having, I think, an echogram.  We had a visiting tech doing the same thing with his heart.  So, I’m seeing red and blue streaks and I’m thinking…oh my goodness…he’s got them around his heart.  Again, not a healthcare person, I’m thinking I know what’s going on and don’t like it.

End result, Dr Ali advised us that he did have blood clots in both his legs, but it didn’t go beyond the legs.  WHEW…so much for my knowledge of medical procedures. Infectious Disease came in and said no more antibiotics and she thinks we should be able to get out today.

We left in patient around 4:30 this afternoon and hope never to have to go back, not because they are terrible there, but because it means another bump in the road.

So, for sure, here’s to Zip being upright and walking (so far so good) and eating regular food and semi enjoying it.

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