I talked to Barbara this afternoon. She is feeling much better and has been on a regular ward for a couple of days now.
Today they did a couple of heart catheterizations (vein & artery) to see if her heart was why she turns purple from time to time -- heart looks good. They thing it might be a clot in the vena cava, or maybe vasculitis in the lungs. Guess more testing is in the works.
As far as the hip pain, they have an MRI scheduled. There is some supposition that necrosis is occurring in the hip bone, in which case they've mentioned a hip replacement.
So that's all the news...I told her I was going to post that the mean old lady was still kicking...she laughed & laughed. :)
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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