02 March, 2009

Bumpity bump bump!

M was in the kitchen cooking pancakes on Saturday morning when he suddenly said: "Hey! My leg hurts!" He pulled up his pants leg and revealed a small lump. We shrugged it off and continued making breakfast. Within a half an hour, however, that lump had grown exponentially, and hurt enough that M had trouble walking!

He hadn't bumped his shins and didn't remember blocking any noteworthy kicks at Taekwando the evening before. He has a cousin who was diagnosed with a blood clot in her brain just the day before and his family history isn't stellar, so this was worrying, to say the least.

A visit to an after-hours clinic was inconclusive- the doctor suspected that it was a hematoma but recommended that M get his circulatory system checked out asap just to rule out anything more sinister.

M cancelled a business trip to Geneva and we spent a surprisingly pleasant morning hanging out together in the waiting room at the doctor's office. She did a complete ultrasound on all the arteries in his leg and confirmed the conclusion: a simple hematoma with an otherwise clean bill of health. Perhaps he injured it at Taekwando and the vein suddenly burst Saturday morning? We'll never know, but I am so relieved and thankful to know that he's OK!


Goofball said...

oh my gosh that's scary. And weird to get that out of nowhere.

mrs. g. said...

How alarming! I'm so glad M. is okay and and I hope you can enjoy a more leisurely (and worry-free!) pancake breakfast this coming Saturday (or sooner).