Tomorrow is the big day!
"Kick Back for Courtney!"
I want to thank everyone who has donated time, money and energy in helping Courtney and I out during this crazy time.To give you an update on her situation.
We went to a doctor's appointment Monday to have our Orthopedist look at her knees.
Courtney had been complaining about soreness in her right calf. After seeing Dr. Griffin, she had us go to the hospital for a vascular test on her right leg.
The test found a blood clot and we were moved to the emergency room. The first thing doctors do when blood clots are forming is use thinners to thin the blood. This will help with dissolving the clots.
But, we had a major issue. Since she has a brain injury and had bleeding on the brain during the first week, they had to run tests to see the significance of her injury at this point.
Tuesday morning she started complaining of shortness of breath and her left leg started aching. The doctor brought in oxygen for the breathing and we had a test done to make sure there were no clots, but there was a clot in her left leg and left lung too.
Courtney has been on Heparin (a blood thinner) and will be moved to Coumadin another blood thinner that will be taken for at least the next year.
Today, Friday, we are having an ECG (electrocardiogram) test for her heart. This test will determine if she has any heart damage due to the blood clots moving.
As of right now, we don't have a discharge date. The doctors want to make sure her blood id thin enough and at a level she can maintain at home.
Courtney was very excited about the "KBC!" event on Saturday, but unfortunately we won't be attending.
If you'd like to come by tomorrow night after the event, that would be great. Just let us know so I can plan.
Here is the link to the event and donation page. Kick Back for Courtney!
Whether you want to donate or participate you are more than welcome to come to the event and enjoy cheering those on that are kicking!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Shelby at Shelby@trinitybody.com
Talk to all of you soon!
P.S. Courtney says hi and wants everyone to know she is very grateful for all the support, prayers and concern for her during this experience.
P.P.S. I'm writing the story from the beginning from our perspective as we've experienced this situation. Stay tuned, I will tell you later how you can get a copy.