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.