Monday, January 5, 2015

Just an Update

First, a Very Happy and Blessed New Year!

I was hoping to get up and running since I came back on December 29th. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

On Friday, January 2, my husband passed out at home and had to be transported to the hospital by ambulance.  He has not been feeling well since the second week in December,  cough, low grade fever, no appetite, and shortness of breathe.

He was brought to the emergency room and after several tests and questions, he was diagnosed with a Pulmonary Embolism. They found 4 or 5 blood clots in his lungs and 2 in his right leg. He was put on a Heparin (thought is was Warfrin)drip and had a mesh "basket" put into his Vena Cava to collect the clots as they broke up. His prognosis is good, but he is not too happy about the Heart Healthy diet instructions! He had been in ICU until last night and now is on the mend. Praise the Lord.

They feel this condition was probably caused by all the travel he had done between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We had traveled to Scottsdale, AZ (11 hours round trip by car) and North Carolina (approx. 12 hours round trip by plane).

We are rejoicing in the faithfulness of the Lord for His hand on him. The outcome could have been very different. We had a mighty group of prayer warriors who prayed and have stood by us, both here in California and North Carolina.

This is the beautiful new hospital he is here in Escondido, CA Palomar Medical Center completed in 2012. It just "wowed" me. He is getting excellent care by both the attending doctors and nurses. The food is decent and the rooms are beautiful.

I did receive my SU order on Friday afternoon, opened it , but have not had a chance to "play". It looks like that might not happen until after he comes home from the hospital, perhaps by Wednesday or Thursday.

Thanks for hanging in there for me and stay CRAFTY, my friends!



  1. Praying for your hubby, Bernadette. So glad they caught the clots and treatment was instituted. Hugs to you, dear.

    1. Thanks so much, Cindy. Looks like he will be released on Thursday. He's ready!

  2. Oh my goodness!! So sorry your new year started out this way!! Glad to hear things are improving - hang in there!! Sending prayers your way:-)

    1. Yes, a New Year we will remember! He is doing well and hopes to be home on Thursday. Thanks for stopping by. B


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