Alice - posted on 07/13/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
I've been wondering whether my situation happens often or not, I think if so then something needs to be done about it, I've considered writing a letter of complaint to my hospital in the hopes that no other women will need to go through the seizures and headaches, but I'm not sure if I was just a strange case or not.
I was admitted into the hospital one night with a horrific headache and a BP upwards of 300.
I was informed that I had pre eclampsia (toxemia) and that at 31 weeks they did not recommend inducing labour.
So I stayed in hospital for another week on bed rest, during that week every checkup they would ask if the headache was back, or I was seeing lights.
About 8 days after I went in I started having these symptoms, I informed the nurses and... they did nothing?
They had been asking me all this time, and when I finally had those symptoms they carried on as if I had been answering negatively still.
At about 10 o'clock that night I had a seizure, my husband noticed my limbs moving and froth at my mouth and he pushed the emergency button.
I then had to have an emergency cesarean, resulting in my son being born at 2 am. Thankfully he was ok and so was I, but I have to wonder why they didn't act earlier before my husband had to go through the trauma of watching me fit.
I was just wondering whether anyone else has a similar experience?
My son also has Spina Bifida and when we went into hospital for the toxemia the doctors said he wouldn't survive being born this early with the SB on top of the prematurity. He's doing well, a bright and bubbly 18 month old, but it still bothers me to think that if something had gone wrong, if my husband had not be there, we would have lost him.