A Week of Hospital Recovery – Day 2

December 30, 2013 by  
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A Week of Hospital Recovery - Day 2What does a typical week long hospital stay look like?  Here is a day-by-day schedule of our most recent visit.  The patient is Jessica and the treatment was surgery to remove part of the intestine.

Day 2:

Patient wakes up alert.  Blood pressure still a concern and white count still high.  All other indicators look good.  Patient is still bloated from the fluid, but kidneys improving and urine volume increasing. Read more

A Week of Hospital Recovery – Day 1

December 29, 2013 by  
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A Week of Hospital Recovery - Day 1What does a typical week long hospital stay look like?  Here is a day-by-day schedule of our most recent visit.  The patient is Jessica and the treatment was surgery to remove part of the intestine.

 

Day 1:

Rushed to hospital in ambulance.  Patient presents with dehydration and general lethargy.  Scans show a blockage in the small intestine.  The treatment is surgery to remove part of the intestine.  Patient’s medical history includes stroke and heart attack, and she is classified as higher than normal risk for surgery. Read more

Amniotic Embolism – An Unexpected Trauma

April 8, 2012 by  
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An Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) is an obstetric disorder in which amniotic fluid or other debris enters the mother’s bloodstream.  This trauma generally happens in the hospital right before the baby is to be delivered.

The bloodstream is typically made up of a mixture of red and white blood cells, platelets.  While the exact ratio of these cells may vary, an invasion of foreign material into the blood causes severe and unforgiving trauma.

The easiest way to understand an amniotic fluid embolism is to Read more

What is an Amniotic Embolism?

April 2, 2012 by  
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If you are asking this question, then you (or someone you know) have just had the worst day of your life.

An amniotic embolism is a horrible experience.  It is the ultimate turn of events in what is supposed to be one of the greatest days of life.  An event that can drastically and permanently alter the family dynamic.  An experience that cannot fully be understood until it happens to you or someone you know.

The experience generally begins with a trip to Read more

The Beginning of an Inspired Recovery

March 19, 2012 by  
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Most people find this website when looking up information on stroke, traumatic brain injury, or some other major health issue.  If you found the website as a result of one of these traumas, then this article is a great place to start.

When a person’s life is in doubt, everything changes.  Traumatic injury is a terrible reality of our world.  When a parent, spouse, or child falls victim to an unexpected trauma, the world can be a very dark place.  Traumatic injury is something that no one wants to deal with first hand.  Thoughts that run through your head can be Read more

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