After renovating our house for 2 and a half years, after struggling financially for most
Posted On Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Van
After renovating our house for 2 and a half years, after struggling financially for most of our 10 years together our life had finally taken shape. Our first daughter was now 3 and my wife had just given birth to our second daughter. Life was grand and my wife looked like an angel and so happy. You see she did not like being pregnant and was scared when our first daughter was born but the second was much different. She was immediately in love and looked like an angelic mommy.
Just as my wife was being discharged the pediatrician on staff informed us that they would be submitting our new born into NICU and given antibiotics in fear that she had a systemic infection. My wife was devastated to have to leave her new baby at the hospital. Needless to say we spent the next 3 days and nights at the hospital and finally brought her home 5 days after she was born. Finally, in our house that we had worked so hard to keep from foreclosure and finally a happy family, the four of us were at home.
Then tragedy struck only two days later. 7 days after our second daughter was born, my wife developed the "worst" headache she had ever had. Her twin sister rushed her to the ER and after 1 hour and 30 minutes of waiting to be seen, my wife began seizing, then stroked which led to a massive brain hemorrhage. Just 9 days after our second daughter was born my wonderful wife and their ever so loving mommy had passed away.
We are still in shock and are at a loss for a definitive answer as to what happened. After being discharged my wife did have swelling in her face and she did have a slight migraine which went away. She did comment at the hospital about how she was hardly bleeding but they said it was because they did such a good job with the stitches. She was 35 and did not have complications during either pregnancy or delivery. Her blood pressure was always low, even during delivery and discharge but she did have a history of migraines. However, when admitted into the ER her blood pressure was 198 over 100 and the headache was in a location different than normal. Is there anyone out there who can help with answers? By the time she was taken to CT the hemorrhage had already happened in a massive degree. What could this have come from? Why? Please help as we are 5 months now without her and need answers please. Thank you and God Bless!
After surviving a very traumatic first pregnancy with a nightmare delivery (30 hours of magnesium-induced hell, ending in an emergency c-section) and even more debilitating recovery, one would think I was DONE having children. Let's be ...