Blood Work A-OK

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Blood Work A-OK

Postby cheerleader » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:37 am

Hi all-
big relief. Jeff's blood work ALL came back normal. Looks like petechiae on legs was part of an allergic reaction to the gadolinium, but did not affect him otherwise. His spots are turning brownish now, and fading, and leg pain is reduced.

Apparently this is a side effect for some folks. Who knew? Guess we do now.
:)
thanks!
a relieved cheerleader.
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dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:41 am

good to hear!
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Postby Terry » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:15 pm

VERY good to hear. I was worried.
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Postby Loobie » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:33 pm

Me too! I have never had a bad experience with Gad until yesterday. I had an MRI of my spine with and w/out. The nurse messed up and "infiltrated" me. I don't know what that means but it burned like a mother! Nothing to worry about (warm pack and it went away in minutes), but Cheer, you and your husband were the first thought through my head!
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Postby cheerleader » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:38 pm

infiltrated? Sounds really painful, Lew! Glad you're OK!
I really hope this latest MRI shows good stuff, no new lesions.
you deserve it.
Thanks again for all the positive thoughts from everyone....
Jeff's legs are "shorts & sandals worthy" once again.
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Postby MrsGeorge » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:18 am

Glad the bloodwork came back ok!
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Postby Loobie » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:37 am

Infiltrated is a nasty word to use for what happened. Apparently it just means that they either pulled it back out of the vein and started injecting GAD sub q, or the needle went all the way through the vein and still ended up injecting sub q. My wife said the burning was probably just the saline that is in it, so it really was no big deal.
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Postby TwistedHelix » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:02 am

Cheerleader,
That's great news! If there was an icon for, " huge sigh of relief", it would be all over this page.

In the UK Medical community I think the term for, " infiltration", is, " tissued". A rather clumsy way of turning the noun into a verb as in, " the drip has tissued", (it has gone into the tissue rather than the blood vessel).
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Postby flipflopper » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:06 am

I'm very happy to hear this!
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Postby AllyB » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:05 pm

Hi AC

Big sigh of relief and much good thoughts to you and Jeff. You must both be so relieved. Was wondering if this is something he will get with his next MRI - given that most allergies tend to worsen with each exposure, will they give him antihistamines and then give the Gad, or just do all future scans without contrast?

Lew - hope the scan is good - fingers crossed and whispers to God - please let us know how you are doing - was wondering also how the trial was going...
Speaking as an RN (ex), when a drip 'tissues' (term used in UK and SA - not sure about USA, but it means 'infiltrated' - the correct term), the catheter slips out of, or through, the vein and the liquid goes into the soft tissue instead of the bloodstream. However, with Gad, if it is injected into the tissues (we do it direct here, syringe and needle, no drip to keep the vein open), it can cause some soft tissue damage...It has happened to me and taken a couple of weeks for the cellulitis, redness, heat, and bruising to subside - TransAct Lat patches applied locally helped, as did oral anti-inflammatories.
Glad you didn't need either - take care all.
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