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Wasn't Diagnosed Until 210/180 In Australia

September 22, 2022 By Carly Henderson

Wasn't Diagnosed Until 210/180 In Australia

I was 28 weeks pregnant with Jaxon Storm when I attended my GP with worsening migraine, and blurred vision. They took my BP and rushed me straight to hospital, and once there the front triage took my BP and it was 210/180. Next thing they are calling CAT 1 [critical reponse] to resuscitate, and PEDIATRIC TEAM to CAT 1 to resuscitate immediately as I was code blue. I was taken to resus where I was swarmed by doctors telling me that my & my baby’s life was in danger. They had to give me steroids and bags of magnesium, they then told me they’d have to transfer me to a hospital 2 hours away as they thought I wouldn’t make the night. We were immediately moved to a bigger hospital, and the next day during CTG monitoring they couldn’t find baby’s heart beat. We were rushed to operating theatre and I was put to sleep. I woke 4 hours later in ICU. My lung collapsed and my heart stopped during surgery. Jaxon was born breached and non-responsive and had to be intubated. He was a tiny 1096gms [2.46lbs]. When I finally got to meet him 4 days later, he was on breathing support. We spend 60 days in NICU and 30 days in SCN [special care nursery]. I’d had high BP my whole pregnancy but it wasn’t until a urine sample and blood were taken before my c-section that they said it was preeclampsia, Jaxon is now a happy almost 2-year-old.