Just thought I would update the lovely people that had read my last post. After I took my 28 year old son to my GP after his own had dismissed his thyroid deterioration and swollen ankles. We had been referred to the assessment unit at the hospital where they had said he was going into thyroid crisis. He was started on a low dose of Carbimazine and as I said amazingly an appointment for the Endocrine clinic arrived the next day.
His health continued to deteriorate and by Friday his breathing was fast, high temp and his right leg was swollen and red then came groin pain. By Saturday morning he could not stand. So back to A and E. He was then diagnosed with a DVT!
He was still sent home this time with heparin injections that I give him daily. By Monday the DVT clinic called to arrange the Dopler test and said Friday. I told them he was so unwell that we wold be straight up. He then had lung xray, scan, arterial bloods etc still no Dopler. They have however cancelled out a clot on the lung. Which is something. The surgeons assessed him due to abdominal pain. No tomorrow we are back for Endocrine clinic and DVT clinic again.