Well, I got the medical records from all 3 hospital stays for emma from both hospitals. I ordered them because we needed the ph probe and sleep study results from Bellflower and it was easier for me to get them than her doctor since Orange County and Los Angeles are not connected through the network yet. Anyways, I ended up requesting my record as well to see if there is anything that was "missed" or not told to us regarding WHY she was born too soon. They arrived and there are 6 huge folders (one is not pictured since it camr the next day)
I have gone over my medical records and aside from some rudeness in the notes regarding my "pre-term" labor which the hospital didn't feel I was havng up until the night before she was born. (Good thing I had a competant doctor) there were some interesting findings. Mostly from the operative report and the pathology report from the placenta. It states in the operative report that it appears as though there was a 50% partial abruption however no old blood was seen. (which could ndicate a new abruption and it was found at the top of my uterus). Incidently, this is the same space which showed for amniochorionitis (infection. I have a feeling the two are correlated). There weer also multiple "knots" on the placenta. Places where the tissue was rather hard and also had clusters of cells which were filled with excessive amounts of fluid. Not sure exactly what that means, but my guessing in laymans terms is that I had a less than favorable, unhealthy placenta which most likely began to abrupt and was 50% by delivery. This makes sense to me and in this case it's better she came out. It also makes sense as to why I was told numerous times after delivery that if she had not been delivered that she most likely would have passed away within 24 hours. I'm glad I trusted my body and persevered through the triages less than pleasureable experiences. I will update more with any findings that are "remarkable". Now for some recent pictures.