Wednesday, December 9, 2009
A Setback for Adele
Today Adele was diagnoses with a pulmonary embolism- a blot clot in her lung- that is responsible for her decreased blood oxygen level. Because this is a serious condition she was transfered to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston . She was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit this evening. There she will be receiving blood thinning agent(s) to prevent further clotting. Many times this is enough to allow her body to take care of the clot on its own without further intervention. The ICU is necessary so that staff can keep a close eye on her oxygen levels and constantly monitor her vital signs in addition to overseeing her medication regimen and administering the supplemental oxygen based on her evolving needs. Fortunately her heart function and blood pressure remain good and she is not in any serious discomfort. Immediate family will be with her tomorrow and will keep folks in the loop as things develop.