Blood Clot

Some simple blood clots behind Scott's knee is causing his swelling. He's got his IVC filter in place so it will continue to do it's job and catch any clots before they get to Scott's heart and lungs.

We got our favorite ultrasound tech today. Tom knows Scott very well so we feel confident that he got a good scan and didn't miss anything. Scott was laying on the table during the ultrasound telling Tom how he (Tom), Dr. Jacobs (vascular surgeon) and Dr. Farrell (interventional radiologist) and some great medical gear would be his dream team if he was on a deserted island. About 15 minutes later, Scott remembered to include his wife in his "dream team". I feel so loved!

BigDan and Kathy stocked our car (and then our freezer) with some delicious meals and treats while we were inside. How many places can you get an ultrasound, a top notch vascular surgeon and a car full of homemade meals? We are the luckiest people on the planet. Thank you again BigDan and Kathy. The fresh baked, homemade rye bread is out of this world. I'm looking forward to the bacon click here to read how Dan made it. with some eggs and the berry cobbler tomorrow night. Kate already has her eyes set on a huge piece of "Aunt Kafies" banana bread for breakfast tomorrow.
Fat and happy.

I will say that aside from the awesome medical professionals, the wonderful friends that we didn't get to see, and the good news that Scott does not have an aneurysm in his right leg, it was an AWFUL visit.
Scott was done before we even got the ultrasound started. I spent the last hour in Dr. Jacobs doing this.

No, I'm not strangling Scott for omitting me from his deserted island, I'm holding up his head. His pulse was high, his breathing shallow and he kept trying to pass out from exhaustion. I couldn't get him home fast enough.
But, he's here. He's home, playing with Kate, watching movies and resting. His fever stayed away most of the day after plaguing him all night last night and is making a return appearance tonight.

Thank you everyone for all the well wishes for Scott today. You kept him wrapped up in positive thoughts and love all day long. I know it helped get him through the day.
Thank you to my Mom and Dad for having taking great care of Kate while we were gone. Papa I'm especially proud of you for telling her she didn't need a 12th pair of sunglasses.

Time to keep on keeping on.

Anonymous –   – (February 22, 2011 at 8:10 PM)  

Dear Scott and Brandi, Keeping you in our thoughts and our prayers each and every day. Love you, Alison

Anonymous –   – (February 22, 2011 at 9:01 PM)  

Glad that he is home and resting. Prayed for him and you guys today. Love you, Sere

missy dappen  – (February 22, 2011 at 10:06 PM)  

Next time you need a mobile head support and/or wheelchair pusher, just let us know- I'm sure we can make arrangements :)

Get some rest, Scott! Feel better!

BigDan  – (February 23, 2011 at 9:29 AM)  

Cook the bacon slow bevcause there is a lot of sugar (honey) in the cure. Enjoy and hope Scott feels better.

Colleen  – (February 23, 2011 at 12:43 PM)  

Glad you are home and hope Scott is feeling better.

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