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View Diary: Frederick Clarkson Recovering in Hospital (231 comments)

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  •  My mother died in the hospital of a (4+ / 0-)
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    pulmonary clot.  They did all the tests but it just did not show up until it was too late.  He is very fortunate.  I wish him a speedy recovery.

    •  sorry to hear it; and this is very common. (1+ / 0-)
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      If the question has remained in your mind about whether something more could have been done for your mother:

      Only in the last few years have doctors started to become aware of how common DVT/PE is.  Even now, it is often mistaken for something else such as a cardiac issue, because there are often symptoms including wildly abnormal blood pressure readings, that point in that direction.  This is especially likely during an emergency situation such as what Frederick went through.


      •  Thank you...I think they did all they could. She (1+ / 0-)
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        was scheduled to be discharged because even after all the tests they could not find anything but when she told the doctor she still did not feel well...they decided to keep her for observation.  They just did not find it before it went to the heart.  She did not have the obvious signs like swelling so they missed it.

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