Friday afternoon from Markysroom--
Friday, January 15, 2010
Markys blood pressure is quite high for the last few days since the start of steroids. Attempts by meds to reduce his pressure havent helped yet. Lastest pressure is 148/110! Heart rate is in the 150's!!!
Mark is about to go for a STAT CT scan of his chest. He as a large pleural effusion . All these combinations of issues have raised the suspicion of a pulmonary embolism. Which means..a blood clot somewhere in his lungs.
This is an emergent situation so the docs are running around like crazy.
I will update when he comes back from CT.
Posted by Markys mom at 12:57 PM