by craigh (42 Posts), Wed May 05, 2004 09:55 am
Thank you all so much. Does anyone know of someone I can talk to who might be able to review her records and see if the OB took the appropriate steps neer the end of her pregnancy? I am not looking to pin blame on someone for the loss of the baby but there seems to me that they didnt take some steps I would have thought they should. For example, 3 weeks prior to the loss of the baby we had an ultrasound, at that ultrasound the doctor expressed concern that the baby was behind 2 weeks in grouth. The monday prior to his loss my wife was concerned with lack of movement, she called the OB and they told her to eat a candy bar and drink a soda, she should feel 8 movements per hour, my wife told her that she was not comfotable with that because he normally was active and she hadnt felt anything. The OB replied with "You can come in and I'll try and find the heart beet, but your NOT getting an ultrasound".. Rather harsh I must say. Heather went in and the doctor only found the heart beet for a few seconds then nothing and then again for a few seconds, not enough to follow the pattern. She then said to Heather "Are you satisfied with that?" Upset by her rudeness Heather left in tears. I have talked to a few people and they said at the very least they should have done a "Stress Test" on the baby? I would have thought that because of the previous ultrasound which the doctor was concernd about the baby's health that it would have triggered something in the doctors brain that there may be a serious issue and perhaps they should check a little better then with a heart monitor.. Now I am not the type of person that is trying to blame this on someone, but I just dont know if what the OB did is right or not and my gut is telling me that something more should have been done. I just dont have that closer that everything that could have been done was, I just have a weird feeling and I need that sense of closer. I understand doctors arnt gods and there may have been nothing they could have done, but I feel like my poor son wasnt even given a fighting chance.. Who can I talk too?
Mom and I love and miss you very much.. Shane Andrew, April 25, 2004