Pain in the neck

Wayne woke up yesterday with a pain in his neck.  Not surprising, I think to myself.  “You fall asleep at the drop of a hat, you lay in the craziest positions, you probably slept wrong, and now you’ve a pain in the neck.”  Sounds plausible, right?  So  I quickly dawn my sleuthing cape and what do I do, TOUCH IT.  And in response, my sweet husband quickly slaps my hand away and looks at me as if I am Cruella Deville.  However, like a dog with a bone, I will not let it alone.  A quick call to the clinic to tell them what I suspect and we are headed to the hospital.  (I should have this on speed dial by now).    So indeed, Wayne does have a pain in the neck or rather a blood clot in his neck.  Today, bright and early we were back at Huntsman to have his central line, his 3 port Hickman catheter taken out.  The clot is not at the catheter site but about 2 inches above.  Now he has been started on anticoagulant therapy to dissolve the clot.  The good news – no more central line.  He does not have to wear GLAD Press and Seal when he showers and can get wet. The bad news, because he is slow to clot and bruises easily,  I must handle him with kid gloves to avoid being brought up on abuse charges.

4 thoughts on “Pain in the neck

  1. I’m so sorry he has to go through all this…Emotions are running high as I know He is probably very tired of hurting and feeling weak. Peeches, YOU are Wonderful and with you trying to keep everything all together for Him and this Holiday coming so close, Please Sweetie know how much you mean to all of your Great Family, I feel all the Love everytime I’m there. Wayne will be OK with his positive outlook your loving care and watchful eye and all of our Prayers…May You all have a Blessed Christmas with all your Loved Ones. Love, Kathy…p.s. Take care of you also.

  2. Wayne and Peeches,

    You have no idea how wonderful it was to receive some lovely reminders of the bounty that Utah has to offer. Thank you both so much…..I am looking forward to seeing you both (and yes, I mean both!!!!) in January…..

    The Cernera family keeps you and your entire family in our thoughts and in our prayers.

    Merry Christmas to you and all the Cederholms…..



  3. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and Wayne and prayers are with your family everyday so that you all enjoy some of this beautiful holiday season. Bless you for your loving care to Wayne and your family and bless Wayne for a fast recovery soon!!!

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