Another wierd bad thing - page 2

Hi all, Yesterday, I was in charge on our high-risk ob floor. A post-partum patient who had a c-section the day previous came back from the postpartum floor. Apparently, after having been up and... Read More

  1. by   Mkue
    OMG, that is very sad news
  2. by   ?burntout
    It does sound like she stroked out-with an MRI showing diffuse infarcts. And her being 17 y/o-THAT IS SO SAD!

    I am curious as to what her medical history was: lupus? previous HTN? diabetes? Sorry to ramble but that is so scary!
    I, too, had PIH with my baby-it gives me (((chills))) to think about this poor girl and her family.

  3. by   rdhdnrs
    No past medical history, no past surgical history. Still no diagnosis. Will keep you all posted. Thanks for the kind words. It's a shame they can't come from my own administration. All we hear from them is what we could documented better, etc., etc. Oh well, you have to be in the trenches to really empathize, and I thank you all.
  4. by   imenid37
    wow. this is terrible. poor girl. poor baby and family.

    over the w/e we had a pt. who del at another hospital abt. 2 wks ago at another hospital who came to er seizing. they dc'd her w/ n/o seizure d.o. guess what? she did it again on the way home and was back to the hospital. after a couple more seizures and a stay on a med floor, ob was called in. she did have inc. bp when tx'd for seizures and had mild pih, but no labs were ever done, she was just induced. we got her for a couple of days for mag. no more seizures after that. she did have inc. lft's. scary huh? it is pretty rare for eclampsia so long after delivery, but as you can see, not impossible.
  5. by   LasVegasRN
    My God. I just now read this and am shocked. I hate to hear of things like this.
  6. by   sherryrn76
    In the last 20 years, thankfully, I've only had two PIHers stroke out and die. I did have one who had an MI during labor but she survived. What a horrible, horrible tragedy for the family and that poor little baby. They are in my prayers and so are you. Remember you are going through the grief process too. Isn't it amazing that, with all our technology, we can still lose MOMS. God bless you and please keep us posted. We're here if you need us. Sherry