You may remember Paul turned 60 recently, around the same time as warfarin!
I already told you about the phone case I gave him featuring red blood cells; lots of people at the hospital have noticed this and consider it a great present for a haematologist!
But I haven’t told you about the three presents his children gave him. The final one has an obvious coagulation link, the first two just make me proud of my kids so I’d like to boast to you all!
Our two oldest children with Down syndrome, Lily aged 28 and Noah aged 17, chose and paid for Paul’s present themselves which is quite a big deal for them! They remembered dad had always told them how much he loved ‘Thunderbirds’, so bought him a T-shirt.
The other kids clubbed together and designed a picture called “60 reasons why we love you”. I thought this would be a great idea for anyone who has to find a present for a special birthday or anniversary.
I think they had as much fun sorting out 60 memories as we did reading about them!
Their other present was a ‘garmin’ watch to encourage Paul to exercise. Lack of exercise is linked to both cardio-vascular disease and venous thrombo-embolism so this present is very appropriate to our blog.
I especially loved the message related to it that they wrote on his birthday card, “Remember 60 is not just an age. It can be your target time for running 10km or your desired resting heart rate.”