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This blog was created with the intention of sharing my life and midwifery experiences with my community as I branch into international midwifery. I hope to keep people up to date and in touch with me, and with the places and people where I'll be.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

a young woman dies today

the woman who i wrote about yesterday, who had had eclamptic seizures and then was in a coma all day, she died today. this morning she was actually conscious for awhile, although disoriented. i was surprised; there seemed to be hope. but then, she fell into a coma again, and it was obvious that her whole body was shutting down. there was no urine output today (and only very bloody urine since yesterday), her lungs were totally congested today, and she went into agonal breathing. i stayed there as she was in the process of dying, but wasn't there the actual moment that she took her last breath. it is sad. she has 2 kids here. she was 29. this makes 3 women in the past month here who have died from eclampsia. maybe 5-6 in the past 5 months.

1 comment:

  1. my heart bleeds...such sadness,when I was working in hospice it was the hardest to see the young mothers die.I guess 100-200 years ago this was a normal part of midwifery but it is so preventable now.Bless you for what you are doing.
    love Meg