It seems that she has been experiencing chest pains on and off recently and today tests showed increased levels of D-Dimer. I had never heard of this so obviously consulted Professor Google.
I do not advise consulting Professor G. He scares the hell out of you. I was ready to anticipate her imminent demise.
It transpires that, after a COVID test, blood tests, X-Rays and MRI scans she was pronounced OK to be discharged and is awaiting collection by her anxious husband to take her home to her two small children.
I am still unsure as to the reason behind the original test results and hope that she really is well enough to be sent home but we should trust the judgement of the hospital staff.
I have never had children of my own but my niece is the closest I have have ever had to a daughter and I would be devastated if anything should happen to her.
My sister and I are really thankful tonight that she is safe and well for now.
I know worry JayCee. I think we are all worried at the moment. Great news that she is so safe and well.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dave. It was a horrible feeling to think that she may perhaps have been seriously ill.Delete
Sorry to hear about your niece's recent health episode. Like you, I don't really understand this talk of "D-Dimer". Never heard of it before but Professor Google told me that it has something to do with the breaking down of blood clots. I hope it was all a "one off" that she can now put behind her.ReplyDelete
Thank you YP. I hope so too. It was all very worrying for a while. Something I could do without at this time of general doom and gloom.Delete
Let's hope they understand it quickly, and treat if needed.ReplyDelete
Thanks Tasker. She is going to be monitored and have a repeat blood test next week just to be sure.Delete
At least she was soon looked at by the hospital and that must be reassuring for you. XReplyDelete
Yes. Given how busy the hospitals are over there at the moment she was very fortunate to have immediate treatment.Delete
Positive thoughts coming your way for a safe recovery for your niece. Not a happy scenario for a family with young children.ReplyDelete
Yes, very worrying for all of them. xxDelete
I do hope she's OK. My oldest had Covid, and luckily survived. It took him about a month to totally return to full health.ReplyDelete
You can't stop worrying about them can you?Delete
I understand your concern so much and wish your niece a lot of health.ReplyDelete
Thank you Yael xxDelete
I've had a couple of d dimer tests when I had a suspected blood clot in my calf.Fortunately it turned out to be muscle pain. We are all on high alert at the moment. Little wonder hope your niece is home and back with her family soon xReplyDelete
Thanks Addy. It seems her D Dimer levels have returned to normal but she will be retested in a week, just to be sure. xxDelete
Oh JC .... what a frightening time for you all. So pleased that she is going home and things seem OK & that they will be keeping an eye on her. Lots of wine needs to be drunk later. !!! XXXXReplyDelete
I'll drink to that!! xxDelete
I'm sure they will keep an eye on her now. Tom has suffered from blood clots for years and is on warfarin for life.ReplyDelete
It must be quite a worry Briony. xDelete
I suspect the Google computer is wondering why there has been a sudden spike in people Googling D-Dimer. I certainly don't understand all the implications. Let's hope that she is well and the chest pains do not return.ReplyDelete
Yes, although I looked on several websites I still don't quite understand it. Hopefully she is OK now.Delete
Thank goodness your niece is back home. It's even worse for you being faraway . Hopefully all those tests and scans will tell her what it was all about.ReplyDelete
I don't think they knew what caused it but I think she will have more tests again later to make sure it has not recurred.Delete
Glad her pain is gone and she is home safe and sound. Sending healing thoughts her way so she will stay healthy! I am sure you are breathing a sigh of relief. Thank goodness.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ellen, yes I feel relieved that she is better and is back home xxDelete
Like others, good to hear that she was treated and is now home. And that they will follow up with further testing. Hard to be so far away when there are health scares. Hoping for a good outcome for your niece. And peace of mind for all of her family.ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary.Delete
Gosh that was a worry. I do think though that our bodies get out of kilter every now and again so hopefully thats all it was and she'll be fine. xxReplyDelete
I understand your concern. Every instinct in you wants to rush there to be useful...but you can't. Stressful.ReplyDelete
It is horrible, Debby.Delete
I do hope your niece will be okay, Jaycee. How very worrying for you.ReplyDelete
Thanks Vronni. She is feeling better and has just had a follow up blood test so hopefully all is well xxDelete