It was finally determined that Sarah had suffered from a rare condition called an AMNIOTIC FLUID EMBOLUS (AFE). which promptly led her into DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation which caused her excessive bleeding in the OR). AFEs are quite rare occuring in 1:40,000 births and most medical professionals learn of only in textbooks. AFEs are up to 80% fatal for the mom and 65% fatal for the baby. Those who DO survive often have long term neurological defecits and may even be admitted to long term care facilities. Thankfully...Sarah and Aaron have survived with no deficits to date!
Eventually on October 18th Sarah and Matt were able to meet their son. He was SO beautiful!!! Unfortunately her post partum period was not what it should have been...she ended up with a uterine infection requiring yet ANOTHER surgery and additional hospitalization. Then came a DVT (clot) in her leg requiring her to go home and give herself injections. As if this wasn't enough, she was readmitted 3 more times with the same infection issues and eventually needed a central line. At the end of December it was determined she would need to travel to a Pittsburgh hospital for another evaluation. Keep in mind these hospital stays are not overnight...they typically average a week in length!
2 days ago Sarah got a call and was told she needed to report to the Pittsburgh Hospital where she had another MRI and the surgeons determined that they needed to perform a hysterectomy. This can be hard for ANY woman let alone a young woman who has noteven turned 30 yet! Due to the infection she will need to have this surgery performed through an open abdominal incision, will take longer than the average hyster to perform, and will most likely result in a wound vac.
Sarah is tired. And so is Matt. Tired of the hospitals and shots and medicines and mostly....tired of her time with her beautiful son being interrupted time and time again. Though she is tired, she is most definitely thankful. Thankful for her life, for her son/husband, & friends and family and all people have done thus far to help. I know she will be appreciative of ANY money you could donate to help her and Matt stay afloat. As you can imagine Matt is working hard and she has help from family, but the bills are continuing to pile up. To date she has been off work 13 weeks...which as most know is beyond the accepted medical leave for most hospital employees. She is afraid for the stability of her job and for the future. Please...ANYTHING you are able to contribute will be put to good use. Thank you for taking the time to read this and get to know Sarah and her wonderful family.
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