Jeff Steele

First post: Sep 28, 2017 Latest post: Aug 26, 2018

Telling Jeff's story will not be easy, but I will do my best to recall the events leading us to where we are today.  Note that most of what I am sharing is information that was shared with me from others and I am hoping I am documenting this as accurately as possible.  Regardless of the past, we are hopeful that the days ahead are better and that his medical team can work miracles for his future.  

Monday, September 18
About 10 days prior to this, Jeff started experiencing left leg pain.   He had been to the doctor twice and had a visit to the emergency room for the pain he was having, but they were treating him for a pinched nerve and with pain meds which were not touching the pain he was in.  Jeff does not go to the doctor often nor does he like to take medication at all,  so this was a red flag already.  When he went to the doctor on Monday, September 18, Mom went with him and they noticed a slight discoloration to his left foot and a sore on his foot as well.  At this point, the doctor said he needed to go to a hospital and gave him three options which lead him to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

After many tests on Monday at Abbott, they discovered that Jeff had blood clots in his left leg that was the cause of the pain he was having.  Given the delay of about 10 days for a diagnosis, the lack of circulation lead to the discoloration and sore on the foot.   Late that night they started Jeff on blood thinners to relieve the blood clots and were praying for the best.  Time would tell what would happen next.

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