Carter recovering after visit to ER
Former New York Mets catcher Gary Carter was recovering Thursday night after spending five hours in the emergency room earlier this week suffering chest pains.
The Hall of Famer, battling brain cancer since May, was diagnosed with several blood clots in his lungs, as well as in his right leg, according to Carter's daughter Kimmy Bloemers on a family website.
He was released from the hospital and will have to use blood thinners (done by injecting two needles into his stomach) every day until further notice.
According to ESPN.com, Carter, 57, underwent several tests that revealed the clotting, but a CT scan showed there was no bleeding around the brain.
Bloemers wrote Carter is expected to be re-evaluated by doctors Friday.
"These blood clots are very controllable and this new medication should help dissolve the problems," Bloemers wrote on the website, according to the report. "Dad is very lucky it was caught so early."
Bloemers also wrote that Carter recently started more intense chemotherapy to treat his brain cancer, diagnosed earlier this year.
"Even though this hasn't been the easiest week, we are encouraged by the wonderful doctors who are taking so much time to take care for dad," she wrote.
"Dad will get through this as he has with his pneumonia, stomach pains, radiation, restless nights, hand cramps, etc. ... He is not going to let these 'bumps' stand in the way of this miracle."
Carter was hospitalized in June after suffering from a severe cough and it was determined he had bronchitis.