count. coumadin was taken after knee surgery to prevent blood clots. patient is male 72 yr. old. Was on coumadin for 2 weeks.
How long has the patient been off Coumadin? So he was bed ridden for the full 2 weeks. He should be recovering as soon as he gets off the Coumadin. 3-4 days and he shall have it out of his system. Then he will start to heal. If he does not have high blood pressure or on a restrictive diet gargle with salt water. That should help the sores in his mouth. The platlets will be fine in a few days.
Giving a patient who is bed ridden, induction of coumadin is proper protocol. So if you think someone should had not ordered this and he got a blood clot that would had been much worse than a few mouth sores.
Hope he gets well soon
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