Took dad to his follow up MRI - its been a month since they did the mets removal in his brain followed by cyberknife. MRI was good - nothing new and it seems the cyberknife took care of the last remaining part they couldnt remove surgically.
While at the visit we pointed out again how bad his breathing is, He is always breathless, cant even do simple things anymore...all of this in the course of 6 weeks or so. No docs were listening to my sister and I and they just said they would keep an eye on it.
A nurse did a pulse/oxygen test while at the visit and his oxygen level was 97% but his pulse was 140! And that was when he was lying down and not exerting himself at all. She immediatley called an ambulance and they had my Dad in hospital for a couple days. They said it was a clot in his lung, a pulmonary embolism...and started him on heparin for 2 days on a drip and now he will be on coumadin (warfarin) as he does not want to take the lovenox shots.
How could every doctor and nurse miss this???? We have been saying his breathing is getting worse to anyone who will listen for weeks.
They said once the clot dissolves he will be back to his old self and be able to breathe again....is that true? Just wonder why they didnt keep him in the hosp till it cleared??
Dont even know what I am asking here really, just anyone who has read my other posts knows the breathing issue has been going on for a while now and it makes me angry to think the whole time he had a timebomb inside him. They said the clot was minor in that it was not effecting his heart as a lot of them do, but still.....i dont think there is anything 'minor' about a clot.