Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Here we are

It's unnerving to wake up at 6 and find a text from Regis, written at 3am, asking me to take him to the ER.

He described intense pain in his lower left abdomen that got worse when he stood. Off to the ER we went.  

Three hours later, we are on our way to the Mother Ship in Rochester. Me in the car and Regis in the back of an ambulance. 

A very nice doc in Mankato diagnosed a hematoma in an abdominal muscle with a large clot. Likely from the blood thinning drugs but exacerbated by a slip on the ice last week. 

He has learned that if you admit to a fall, suddenly it's in your chart and you're wearing a neon bracelet that says Fall Risk. Better to say you were break dancing. 

He will be here a few days while they stabilize his blood. It will go from thin to thick to thin. Simple explanation. I hope to go home tomorrow. 

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