Kaitlyn was experiencing pain and numbness in her legs, and could not walk. A blood pressure test showed that one of her legs had a blood clot that was obstructing blood flow. The blockage was also causing her foot to turn blue, and soon an artery in her leg disappeared. Kaitlyn began to have severe neuropathy. She has antiphospholipid syndrome, a condition which causes blood clots to form in arteries, veins, and organs.
To reduce the incidence of blood clots, Kaitlyn takes medications – an anticoagulant given by injection, and a pain medication to address the neuropathy. The treatments have helped her to start walking again, and the color came back to her leg. Long distance walking still remains difficult.
Kaitlyn is helpful and caring. She loves reading, the theater, superhero shows and everything Harry Potter. She also likes singing and hanging out with friends, but also enjoys spending time at home watching YouTube and Netflix.
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