As each day progresses, the investigation at the hospital continues. My husband and I have "little birdies" that let us know what is going on since the powers that be are very hush hush right now.
We just found out that when getting a second opinion on the fetal heart monitor strips from an o.b. nurse and another o.b. the hospital was told that the baby was clearly in distress from the moment we showed up and that an emergency c-section should have been called away immediately. This person was overheard saying that my family has a definite malpractice case along with one for negligent still birth. Since Damien is listed as never having taken a breath outside of the womb we cannot go for wrongful death. Our emergency wasn't called away for two and a half hours.
I am still getting the run around about getting copies of all of my medical records. It is one excuse or another as to why they aren't ready yet. Yes, I want my records to give to the lawyer that we have contacted, but it is so much more than that. This hospital freely says that labor is what set all of this tragedy into motion. I need all of my records, especially the fetal heart monitor strips, to give the next o.b. so that they have the full picture of what Damien went through BEFORE we get to that point. I truly feel that the whole picture cannot be understood without those records.
It just angers me so much to know that the professionals I was being treated by screwed up so much!!!! Nothing will ever bring our precious boy back, but dammit I want people held accountable. Would he still be with us if they had gotten me into surgery right away? That question can never be answered, but it is the kind of question that shouldn't have to be asked.
Thanks for listening to me rant.