Saturday, 7 July 2012


Hi Chris here, got up at 5am to go to the ER as we thought Apis might have developed a blood clot. She had gotten this painful ball (roughly small marble sized) on the back of her wrist and after we called the nurses hotline they recommended we go to the ER just in case. We got there at 9am and left at 4pm. 

The good news is that the painful little ball doesn't appear to be a blood clot.  They think its a ganglion cyst. She came home with her arm in a splint and is frustrated and in pain, but relieved it wasn't a blood clot.

The doctors and nurses were amazing and she has an appointment Monday morning for an ultrasound and will potentially have minor surgery on her wrist later that day. So she won't be typing much for a little while.  At least as far as complications go its a minor one. Here's hoping we have a better night.


  1. Oh no, don't tell me it's her drawing hand. Man!! A day in Emergency can certainly compound the feeling of having an added health problem. I hope Apis will be feeling a little better after a night's sleep. Waiting in an ER can be the most exhausting part.

  2. After everything else, this is definitely not a fun added setback. However, it is definitely good that it wasn't a blood clot. With luck the cyst will be easily removed. Continued, love, prayers and thoughts for you guys.

  3. eeeep! here's hoping monday wasn't too exhausting and that nothing else has cropped up in the meantime *hugs*

  4. Laura (brighnasa)12 July 2012 at 02:59

    I've had those twice on my hands. So painful, but the plus is that they usually o away on their own and are relatively harmless. Still, you don't need any added aggravation. Many hugs for you. Hang in there.