Hi, My husband broke his ankle 2 weeks ago, he had a surgery . One week after the surgery he felt pain in his chest, he couldn't breath and he was coughing with blood. We went to the emergency , they did an XRay and CT test and discovered blood clots in both lounges- pulmonary embolism. He stayed in the hospital for 3 days and was discharged five days ago. after they did eco and dopler tests . Now he is taking 5 mg coumadin and fragmin injection a day.
Today he went to the lab to do a blood test for int rate, but unfortunately his inr rate is the same as 5 days ago ( when he was released from the hospital).
Can someone advise why inr rate is not going up?
Is it a correct treatment for his problem ?
Please advise what should we do.
Till now, he has a pain in his left side , he has a problem to breath and he is still coughing with blood.
He never had this problem, he is 37 .