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HELP, Wife has Abd Pain Dr. is aloof

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  • Posted By: draymer
  • January 21, 2007
  • 04:16 AM

My wife presented 8 days after c-section with severe upper (epi gastric) pain referred to R/L upper Quads, distention, constipation, Shortness of Breath, severe increase in pain with movement, High fever, hot skin, and dehydration. E.R. found elevated WBC's and febrile. Dr. insists on endomitritis but is ordering every test in the book. 3 days on antibiotics has brought down the fever twice with a rebound, no help with pain or shortness of breath. WBC's up and down 24K to 20K to 21K. During c-section I (husband witnessed baby vacate meconium into the "soup" in her abdomen. My wife was open for a longer than normal duration due to a tubal ligation. My question and suspicion is that some meconium evaded the Dr. and settled into the peritoneal spaces causing periotinitis.. Which every symptom of she has. Thoughts??? Please!!!!!! I need to be able to articulate an argument to the Dr. to accept the fact this may be the problem.

Thank you, a very concerned Husband.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of your wife's serious condition. I am not a doctor, but I would take her to another hospital (a teaching hospital if there is one nearby) and get another opinion. If your wife is in the hospital, she can check herself out, legally. Sometimes you have to be your own advocate. My girlfriend's husband was in the hospital with serious, life-threatening conditions. She realized that he was in dire straits, had him check himself out, and took him to another hospital where they found the problem and saved his life. Please do not wait around for this doctor to ascertain the problem. Go with your gut instincts and inform the new hospital/doctor of your concerns/fears regarding the c-section and periotinitis. Best wishes and good luck.
    Janet S 10 Replies
    • January 21, 2007
    • 11:16 AM
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  • Yes, this sounds like a very severe abdo infection as you suggest, all the signs are there - trust your instinct (and not the view of this doctor - endometritis is a chronic - not acute - condition) get your wife to a Dr ASAP and get a second opinion.Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 24, 2007
    • 00:10 PM
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