My SIL had her 2nd LO last Thurs via Csect at 37 weeks. She has Type 2 diabetes. She had an amnio at 36 weeks (they were going to do the Csect that day) but it showed that the lungs weren't developed. The dr didn't retest the lungs they just went ahead with the Csect. Everything was fine for the first hour and then they said he was struggling more than they would like to breath. They said it was from the amniotic fluid still in his lungs from the Csect and that he needed to cough it up. Not long after that, they had him on oxygen and started him on antibiotics to prevent infection from developing in the fluid in the lungs. They finally ended up transferring him (the next day) to another hospital with a NICU (about 20 min away).
After being evaluated at the NICU, his left lung had fluid in it and his right lung was not fully developed. They ended up putting him on a ventilator and gave meds to help develop the lung.
I went to see him Sun and his color looks wonderful. He's doing well considering everything. His mom is hopeful that he will be off the ventilator soon (they have been slowly weaning him off). He was born 7 lbs 15 oz but has lost about a 1 lb since birth.
His mom only got to hold him maybe 5 min so far. She checked herself out of the hospital early to be with him. She had her Csect Thurs afternoon and checked out Fri evening.
I'm just so aggravated because I don't think the dr was as on top of the situation as he should've been. After all this, they think they may have gotten her due date wrong (there was some question about this in the beginning). I just feel like some or all of this could have been avoided. I haven't said anything to my SIL and I won't. I'm just so aggravated. I hope it was ok to vent about this here.