An e buddy of mine with a history of IUGR delivered twins 2 weeks ago at 34 1/7 weeks due to PROM. Both were fine, feeding, growing, some hyperbili.
Well last week they both got septic and one was dead within 24 hours, the other is tubed and is in organ failure and DIC.
How could this happen? I mean 30 weeker, OK, I can see it, but 34 weekers?
This buddy is an L&D nurse and was as shocked as me. I mean the family is devistated. You get past the magical 32 weeks and you think the only thing these kids have to do is learn to eat.
She hated the hospital she was at and I wonder if they missed something or didn't give abx.
What I really wonder is how often this happens?
Thanks, just really bummed.
Jun 6, '02
Boy, do I like this computer thing!!
Last edit by prmenrs on Jun 6, '02