After the lengthy stay in the hospital on Saturday we were back in the hospital bright and early Monday morning for the first available ultrasound. The ultrasound tech and doctor agreed that it was definitely not a ganglion cyst, but a blood clot as we first feared. So back up to the ER we went.
Things were much much slower today in the ER. When we finally saw the doctor (after a three hour wait) and after many interruptions (for trauma cases) the ER doctor informed us that it was a blood clot in a superficial vein. Apparently the blood clots they are concerned with are those in our deep veins where there are no valves to stop the clot from traveling to the lungs. But with a superficial vein a valve will stop the clot from going anywhere. It essentially shuts off that vein which will no longer be used. Therefore a blood clot in a superficial vein is nothing to be worried about.
The suggestion was to use an anti-inflammatory (Advil) and a hot compress until the pain and bulge went away. And that's it. Well at least we are heading home this weekend on the 15th. As far as complications go, this was an incredibly minor one though it did scare the beguses out of us.