“Lowell, your arm is swollen and red!”
“How long has it been that way?”
“Most of the day.”
“Have you called the doctor?”
“Well, my fingers were swollen the other day – this could just be part of that same problem…”
No, I don’t think so...
So Elaine called the after-hours help line. When the doctor called us back he told Lowell to go to the emergency room immediately, as it sounded like Lowell had a blood clot.
We arrived at the emergency room about 10:00 p.m. – and left there about 2:10 a.m. In between times:
- Various techs and nurses took Lowell’s information (seven times)
- Lowell paid for the visit from his hospital bed (the nurse took our credit card and did it right there online)
- Lively discussions took place regarding blood clots, ports and other issues