My mom found out she has very thick blood last year and was prone to clots. They kept her in the hospital for a week because they were afraid she would get a clot. She has been taking Coumidin for a year and they can't seem to get it right. She goes every week to have her blood checked and it is always too thin or too thick..never normal. They have changed her dosages many times. She is getting very frustrated and depressed. She hates having to go every week and sit in the office for a long time to only get bad news. The doctor she goes to is her family practitioner. I was wondering if there are docs who specialize in getting this stuff straight and if so what are they called. Also are there kits you can buy and check your own blood coagulation levels? Mom said she didn't think her doc would prescribe it for her if she did it herself at home, but I just wondered if this is an option. Are there any natural blood thinners that would be safe for her to try to see if they help her. What foods and herbs could she take to help. I know vitamin k is a natural coagulant and she is supposed to stay away from that. She is just so frustrated. She worries that she is either going to bleed to death or die from a clot. I want her to find the happy medium and have blood that is just right. LOL! She has had two bypass surgeries in her femoral area/thigh because she had blockages. That is how they found out she was clotting. The last time she had surgery a clot blocked up the new/artificial artery in just one day. I would appreciate any advice or help so I can help her get on the right track to make her happy and safe. Thank you.