Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Tamra Judge requested prayers for her son’s fiancee after Sarah Rodriguez was rushed to the hospital on Thursday.
In an update this morning, Tamra said the situation remains serious.
“Thank you for all the prayers for @sarahrod77 And please keep them coming. She has 3 large blood clots in one lung and 2 in the other,” Tamra said. “She also has some swelling around her heart. I love you Sarah and im so sorry I’m not there. Get well sweetie.”
Fortunately, it looks like Sarah’s condition is stable as she was able to post her own Instagram picture as a thank-you to Tamra’s son, Ryan Vieth. She called the medical scare “one more bump in the road.”
According to Web MD, pregnant women or those who recently gave birth are at increased risks for pulmonary embolisms. This is because hormonal changes may contribute to clotting, the weight of a fetus may restrict blood flow to the legs and the new mom may be inactive after delivery.
When blood clots are in the lungs, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute suggests doctors will treat the condition aggressively with thrombolytics, medications used to dissolve the clots. Sarah will likely remain on blood thinners for the next few months so it doesn’t recur.
We’re wishing her a speedy recovery so she can get back to her sweet baby girl!