DH's mom is fairly old and disabled. She also refuses to take care of herself. She's diabetic but won't measure/track her insulin, will eat like three fried potatoes drenched in salt for breakfast and nothing else, smokes a carton a week and is on oxygen, is in a hoveround, etc. My point is, the woman is unhealthy and literally does not care. Her reasoning is that taking better care of herself after all this time won't extend her life by much so "just fuck it."
A few days ago three toes on her foot started turning blue. She didn't tell us until a day later because she'd thought she'd broken it somehow and not noticed. We took her to the ER. After she was admitted they figured out it was a blood clot and removed it.
After more tests they discovered several more (supposedly tiny) clots in her other leg, a spot on her renal artery, and a tiny spot in her heart. Her doctor thinks she'd had a larger clot in her heart that broke up and traveled down.
Anywho, I made a comment that she was lucky the clots ended up in her leg and not traveling up instead, or into her lungs... Her doctor told me that wouldn't have happened and will not happen? I was under the impression ANY thrown clot could end up anywhere and could be dangerous.
So is the doctor wrong? Can someone explain why he's right, if he is (like does it have to do with how inactive she is, or...)? If he IS wrong, should we try to convince her to get a new doctor ASAP?