Today has mostly been a plain sailing type of day. Stable and happy with minimal intervention, just some slight ventilation changes to get his pressures and rate lower.
It was noticed in the afternoon that Thomas’ legs looked a little swollen and red so he was given an ultrasound to check that there was nothing more sinister than just fluid causing this. Unfortunately it was found that he had a large blood clot sitting in his femoral and iliac veins, stopping just below his kidneys. This is a concern as it’s a clot that has possible infection risk that could cause us further issues. He has been started on a treatment of heparin to thin the blood to stop any further clotting happening and hopefully to then allow his body to start to break down this clot over time. This won’t be a quick process but hopefully should work over time.