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Daughter autopsy report back

Postby annamarie89 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:06 pm

by annamarie89 (25 Posts), Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:06 pm

We got our daughter Autopsy result back today and they said she had a subgaleal hemmorage which is bleeding between the skull and scalp. 90% of the time caused by the vacuum during labor. Which they did use on me. But she didn't even mention the vacuum to me I had to google subgaleal hemorrhage to find it. Which if serious can cause shock and death. And her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck. But the whole time she just told me they found a subgaleal hemmorage. Which my hellp syndrome didn't cause my babies death at all unless.. My baby also had low platlets and which caused my babies bleeding to be worse between her skull and scalp which made it serious and caused the shock...?
Ryleigh Marie was born on January 30, 2011... and passed shortly after. She was 40 weeks and 1 day when she was born.. weighing at 6lbs and 2 oz. and 20 inches long.

I was induced.. and during labor found out I had HELLP.
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Postby lilysmommymindy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 07:05 pm

by lilysmommymindy (258 Posts), Wed Mar 30, 2011 07:05 pm

Omgosh, it sounds like you have more questions than answers from this report. Again, I am so sorry for your loss...such a heartbreaking story :(
Mindy

DD#1 Lily Adrianna: 8/28/08 Born 36wks 0days due to Class 2 HELLP Syndrome and Severe Preeclampsia via csection. 4lbs 10oz 17in
Fortunate to have a healthy baby and mommy, no NICU needed.

DD#2: Tatum Nicole: 8/6/10 Born 39wks 5days Scheduled CSection Preeclampsia and HELLP FREE!
7lbs 3oz 20in
Took Baby Asprin between weeks 20-36 and was co-monitored by MFM & OBGYN
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Postby kerisue » Fri Apr 01, 2011 01:02 am

by kerisue (623 Posts), Fri Apr 01, 2011 01:02 am

I can't imagine how tough it must have been to read that report. Have you asked the doctor about Ryleigh having low platelets and whether there was any connection to the preeclampsia?
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born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
lived 25 days, loved and missed
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Re: Daughter autopsy report back

Postby annamarie89 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 01:14 am

by annamarie89 (25 Posts), Fri Apr 01, 2011 01:14 am

Well she didn't even know for sure if ryleigh had low platelets. She told me the pathologist didn't do blood work on her. But she was just taking a guess and saying sense I had them ryleigh prob. Did too which made the bleeding on her head worse... Which to me is saying sense my hellp caused me to have low platelets it would cause ryleigh to have them also.. I guess?
Ryleigh Marie was born on January 30, 2011... and passed shortly after. She was 40 weeks and 1 day when she was born.. weighing at 6lbs and 2 oz. and 20 inches long.

I was induced.. and during labor found out I had HELLP.
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Re: Daughter autopsy report back

Postby annamarie89 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 01:18 am

by annamarie89 (25 Posts), Fri Apr 01, 2011 01:18 am

And it was very tough going through the report... Knowing that my hellp syndrome didn't really have much to do with my daughters death.. But a combination of an injury on her head from the vacuum and cord being wrapped around her neck did.... It's just crazy of the possibility of all these things happening at once...
Ryleigh Marie was born on January 30, 2011... and passed shortly after. She was 40 weeks and 1 day when she was born.. weighing at 6lbs and 2 oz. and 20 inches long.

I was induced.. and during labor found out I had HELLP.
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Postby cmccaffrey » Fri Apr 01, 2011 02:00 am

by cmccaffrey (458 Posts), Fri Apr 01, 2011 02:00 am

You are so brave to go through your daughters autopsy report. I got copies of medical and autopsy reports, but there were some things that I just could not go through. I had my husband, parents and another medical professional go through the reports just to make sure there wasn't negligence, but other than that I just can't even bare to read through it . It's not that I don't want to know everything...it's just that I was there when they were trying to resuscitate him and I could not do anything to help. Reading all that stuff gives me such vivid flashbacks and anxiety attacks. I am so sorry you are having to go through all of this... it's just heartbreaking.
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Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

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Postby rexelliz » Fri Apr 01, 2011 03:26 pm

by rexelliz (14 Posts), Fri Apr 01, 2011 03:26 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. It is indeed very very heartbreaking.
My baby's heartrate also slowed down before delivery that's why they had to induce me. Her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck but luckily she survived.
Hugs to you. I am crying right now as I am writing this.
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pre-e on 2nd pregnancy. Rumi was born at 35 weeks on 12/05/12 with respiratory distress and needing 100% CPAP. Stayed in NICU for 2 weeks.
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