Hematology got involved today, and they think they know where the blood clots came from. After running some blood tests today, it was discovered that Mike is allergic to heparin. What this means is that the stuff meant to prevent the clots probably caused them. He started on the heparin last Monday. This was given to him by shots in the abdomen. The theory is that his body saw it as invasive and in attacking it formed clots, which then moved to the heart and lungs.
Needless to say, he is now on a different blood thinner. Hopefully we won’t have this problem again!
Mike was much more talkative today. He also saw the physical therapist who had him sitting up already. So, while he’s lost ground, everyone is hopeful that progress will start again. They also are still talking about rehab midweek, so we’ll see!
Thanks for praying for us and for all the encouragement!