Thursday, July 23, 2009

Blood Clot Disorder - Check!

So I just got off the phone with the doctors office. They gave me the results of my recent blood test. They were testing my protein c level. The first set of blood work I had done showed that my level was low but that was 4 weeks after giving birth to Andrew so they weren't sure if my body was back to "normal" at that time so I had another set of blood work done a few weeks later to check my level again and I just found out that it was still low. This means that I have a blood clot disorder and the next time I become pregnant, I will have to give myself a shot 2x a day with a blood thinner which isn't really a big deal, whatever it takes to make myself and my baby healthy, I will do it.

So that brings me to the question, is that what caused his death? Did he have a blood clot that took his life? Did he die so that I didn't die? We'll never know.

I wanted to share this picture, it's similar to the pictures in my previous post but I took this one with my phone. Notice the light above Matthew's head. I'm not one to always believe in "signs" but this is one that I have a hard time not believing in. I feel that it is Andrew watching over his older brother. I hope that he stays with him for the rest of his life and helps him to choose the right paths to take and the right decisions to make.


Mackenzie's Mommy said...

I love that picture!! I'm convinced that's Andrew watching over your oldest son, too. I love little things like that!


Christina said...

I came across your blog through my friend Meg's and I am so sorry for your loss. I can't begin to imagine what you're going through.

I wanted to let you know that I too have a blood clotting disorder- Factor V Leiden- and have taken blood thinners through 2 pregnancies. I've post a bit about it on my blog if you're interested or feel free to email me if you have any questions.