Misdiagnosed Preeclampsia : My baby girl passed and I almost passed away as well.
Posted On Thursday, October 03, 2013 by Lisa
My daughter was born sleeping at 32w 5d 11-16-12. I almost passed away as well 11-20-12; the day of Elyssa's funeral due to undiagnosed preeclampsia and chronic hypertension. My BP was almost 200/90 and I had mental confusion and memory loss. I did not even remember my husband or that I just had a baby at all. I was hospitalized for 4 days and luckily regained some of my memory and was able to be discharged and survived. I am very fortunate to be alive today.
On 11-6-12 I went to a Dr visit and my BP was 150/100 and I had to do another 24 hour urine. I had done one in Oct but it was under 500mg so they said it was still low. I was placed on BP meds 10-8-12 before being discharged from .hospital for high BP in but only 400 mg. When i was in hospital after she passed i was put on 1200 mg of BP Meds.
I was told that I did not have preeclampsia on November 9 when my doctor called me on my cell around 8 pm and told me that I did not have preeclampsia when in fact she was WRONG and caused me to lose my sweet Elyssa! 11-14-12 at a NST and reg apt they could not find her heartbeat. The Dr I was seeing at my appt said that he noticed that there was something off about my 24 hour urine. I was told there was not enough protein in the 24 hour urine to have preeclampsia but that STUPID Dr read the results wrong. On 11-16-12 after 37 hours of labor I gave birth to my sleeping Angel at 4:01 am. She weighed only 2lbs 6oz. She had a growth restriction. This could have been prevented! This makes me want to SCREAM!
I paid for my medical records and received them about 6 months ago. My healthcare system updated and I can now print my own lab results and this was NOT listed in my medical records or lab results in the Medical records that I received. I have finally found the missing piece of the puzzle that they were hiding from me.
My blood pressure started being high first of October 2012. I was hospitalized on Oct 7-8 with my blood pressure almost 190/90 and discharged with BP at 140-150/90. I should have not been discharged until it lowered.
This was in my medical records:
This was NOT in my medical records:
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 ...