Amazing Clotting Ablities

I've never even been to the hospital as a patient before this year (well, unless you count when I was born). Now it feels like I get to go every week as a patient.

So, I've been having this ache in my leg since Saturday. It kind of felt like a muscle cramp. I was slightly concerned about it, because I know that I'm more at risk for blood clots right now. And my mom (who has had a blood clot before) told me it feels like a muscle cramp.

So I call my orthopedic doctor yesterday, just to check. And guess where they send me?

Off to the hospital I go for an ultrasound. I'm telling myself that most likely it's not a blood clot, because I've been on injectable blood thinners all week. And who gets a blood clot while on blood thinners?

Apparently, I do. My blood must have some amazing clotting abilities.

Blood clots in your legs are dangerous, because the blood clot can dislodge and move to your heart, lungs, or brain, possibly causing a heart attack, pulmonary embolism (when a vessel gets blocked in your lungs), or a stroke.

Thankfully mine is small and in a smaller peripheral vein, so it's less likely to cause problems.

I'm on aspirin for the rest of the week and I have to keep my leg elevated. Then I have to have a second ultrasound to see if my blood clot is still there. If it doesn't dissolve, I'll have to be on blood thinners for three months.

Please pray that when they do the second ultrasound my blood clot will be gone! I'm afraid if they put me on the blood thinners for three months I won't be able to feed Wyatt anymore, and I'm just not ready to give it up. So if you all could add me to your prayer lists, I'd appreciate it.

And just in case you are wondering, this is how I get my blogging done now that I'm a mother on crutches:





I know. I'm talented.


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18 comments

  1. so sorry for all of your leg troubles! this is no way to spend maternity leave :(

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  2. Aww I'm sorry Callie! I will pray that it goes away soon!

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  3. Thoughts and prayers are with you!!

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  4. Callie, you & Wyatt look adorable blogging & chillin' on the couch! Praying the clot goes away & for continued healing for you!

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  5. Oh wow Callie - I will definitely keep you in my prayers! I hope that clot goes away soon - that is scary!

    Also - love the family Easter photos :)

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  6. OH girl, what a frustrating process! I just love your positive outlook though...definitely sending prayers your way!

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  7. Goodness sakes girl. You poor thing. Keep your head up, and I'll keep you in my prayers. :)

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  8. let's give a standing ovation for your fibrinogen--woohoo!

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  9. oh callie i'm sorry to hear that! i hope everything heals up well. you are very talented too!!! :) love your multi-tasking picture!

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  10. Bless your heart! Praying that it goes away.

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  11. You are definitely talented! What a dedicated mother and blogger! :) Praying you get better soon and don't have to give up nursing yet!

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  12. I will definitely be praying for you! The same thing was happening to James' cousin, it was terrible.

    Also, I read your blog too and just don't always comment, but I feel inspired by it so much! In fact, I will be posting a few of the blogs I am inspired by later this week and you on on there!

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  13. So scary! I'm glad you got it checked out and it all seems to be under control. I will say a prayer for you right now. Hope you get to feeling 100% soon!

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  14. my goodness friend! Praying that this clot is GONE at your next appt!

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  15. aww you poor thing!! I am praying that it is all gone..hang in there :)

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