set in from C7 to T2. It took almost 24 hours for the Drs. to do an MRI, which picked up the blood clot immediately, he had screamed and cried in pain from the time they awoke him at midnight in recovery (the surgery was over at approx. 6pm), they took him into emergency surgery the following day at 3pm (his first surgery was 3:10pm) to evacuate the blood clot, but it was too late, he is paralized from the chest down.This has been 1 year and a half since this nightmare happened, is there possibly medicine or something they could have done alot sooner to have prevented or at least helped? I know the question I've ask will not help the man I love so dearly, but it just might help another sole from the suffering him and I are both going through.
I'm not a doctor but I also had c-1 to c-2 vertabre surgery,but mine was a fussion but I know there's a drug called hepernine which is a blood thiner used to prevent clots,but they (I assume) know when & when not to use it due to increased bleeding. I'm so sorry to hear abot your husband & I myself went into surgery twice(the first fussion failed) without any worries and now I don't know how lucky I was just to have the operation fail. I hope they will be able to do something someday and wish you all the best. P.S hepernine was the drug they gave allmost 10x the dose to some movie stars newborn twins on accident & they were lucky to live.
1)They could had given him asprin to thin the blood.
2) They could had removed the clot
3) They could had put in a filter to prevent another clot from moving.
4) I think that the problem is the doctor mad a mistake when it came to the neck surgery. Call around and go to a large Univ. Hospital and get another opinion. I think the doctor oops made a mistake and cut a nerve in the neck.
5) Become a advocate to tell people that they should not have neck surgery unless it is a life or death situation. These doctors cut, for the money...
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