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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Just yesterday I wrote about how well my DIL did after her double mastectomy. But she called me last night to say she had to go to the emergency room yesterday with severe pain in her leg. In spite of wearing heavy stretch hosing put on her legs in the hospital after her surgery, she had a blood clot in one leg.

The doc put her on Coumadin but also says she must have two shots a day into her stomach to get the blood thinner into her faster while the drug gets into her system. My son will be giving her those shots. She's confined to bed with her leg always propped up higher than her heart for the next week. The drains from her surgery had to be taken out early in the ER because of this situation.

She was very scared. Her mom drove her to the ER and my son met her there from work. I'm very worried about her, such a wonderful mom and wife and DIL. She's 41 and very healthy otherwise, so the doctors say this is a fluke that usually only happens to older people and those in bad health.

So, for the first time, I'm asking you to keep my DIL in your prayers for a safe and speedy recovery.

Thank you,



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAYYVAUGHN 3/29/2011 6:19PM

    Your DIL and the family are in my prayers daily.

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JENNY888 3/26/2011 6:26AM

    You, your DIL, and the rest of your family have my prayers right now. I look forward to reading about her complete recovery. Thanks for letting us know.

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JUSTJO66 3/25/2011 3:51PM

    Add my prayers, too. I hope she is doing better real soon. Your poor son and his family......sounds like they have been real troopers. Take care of yourself, too.

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BELTONWALKER67 3/24/2011 5:10PM

    Thinking of you and praying that all will be well.

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ZEEDRA 3/23/2011 9:05PM

So sorry...everything seemed okay and you were ready to relax for a while.
Blessings and prayers to your DIL, son, you and all of your family.
Hugs, Sandra/Zeedra

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VINGRAM 3/23/2011 5:38PM

    Karen - so sorry your DIL is having problems. Will keep her in my prayers along with the others for a speedy and complete recovery. vista emoticon

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    Prayers were sent, GF. I hope she has a speedy recovery. She has been through enough. emoticon

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JEANNE229 3/23/2011 3:40PM

    Karen, I am so sorry she has had even more trauma. My daughter had two bouts with blood clots and is on coumadin for life. Her lungs are highly damaged from the resulting clots that landed there (thank goodness it wasn't to the heart or brain), so it is wonderful that they caught your DIL's in time! Hasn't she had enough with the major (and life-changing) surgery?

Good thoughts coming your way my dear friend!

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FISHINGLADY66 3/23/2011 2:08PM

    I'm so sorry to hear the bad news Karen. You must be really worried as well as her family. I will keep praying for her healing. And I'm praying for you to be able to handle this too.
God Bless you all
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NEWSPARKDEBBIE 3/23/2011 12:23PM

    I feel so bad for you and the family. I will add you to my prayers today. Stay Strong!

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PJSTIME 3/23/2011 10:10AM

    You and your son, DIL and family are in my prayers. Thanks for letting us know.

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SILLYHP1953 3/23/2011 9:09AM

    I'm sending love, light, and healing to your DIL.

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CATHY629 3/23/2011 6:39AM

    So sorry to hear that Karen,i will pray for her recovery,God bless.

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