Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Patient Story: Repeat C/S gone wrong, part 2

I heard through the grapevine about a friend of a friend:

She was scheduled for her third C/S (second repeat C/S) with her third child. Perfect pregnancy. Should be pretty straight forward.

Apparently, this poor woman had a terrible reaction to the spinal anesthesia during her surgery which caused a heart attack on the OR table and subsequently her lungs filled with fluid, burning the lining. She spent two days in the ICU and has now had many respiratory issues since the birth.

Ridiculous. Thankfully, she and baby are ok, and will have no long-term damage. I shudder to think of what could have happened.

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