WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Lisa Davey wasn’t aware that she was pregnant when she was admitted to the hospital due to a suspected abdominal infection.
- She contracted sepsis and doctors had to do a c-section to save both mother and the baby.
- Lisa only found out that she was a new mother after she woke up in the ICU of Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
Teaching assistant Lisa Davey nearly died from sepsis. She was admitted into A&E at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on April 2018 with a suspected abdominal infection. The 27-year-old had a tiny tummy bump that medics thought was linked to the infection.
However, an ultrasound revealed that Davey was actually around 26 weeks pregnant. She had developed a rare condition that affects pregnant women- a liver blood clotting disorder called HELLP.
According to Medicine Net, HELLP syndrome is a combination of the breakdown of red blood cells (hemolysis; the H in the acronym), elevated liver enzymes (EL), and low platelet count (LP) occurring in pregnancy.
Davey had just been admitted as her sister Danielle McLardie, 33, was starting her shift at the hospital. Davey was her first patient.
Davey’s condition worsened after her diagnosis, she contracted sepsis, and her organs started to fail. Doctors decided to take her in for a C-section to try and save both the mother and the baby.
The procedure was successful and Danielle Alice Davey was born 14 weeks premature. The baby was transferred for specialist care at the Neonatal Unit at Royal Preston Hospital.
Lisa only discovered that she was a new mother when she woke up at the ICU at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. She says she had no idea that she was pregnant because she had no symptoms at all and had been continuing to work 80-hour weeks, lifting heavy boxes as well.
The new mother named her baby after the nurse who gave her such wonderful care. McLardie said that Lisa’s health was so bad when she first came to the hospital that they weren’t sure if she or the baby would survive. The nurse stayed with Lisa for 3 ½ hours and continued to visit her each time she was on shift. She was overwhelmed when Lisa told her the baby’s name. Having a baby named after her was a huge honor for McLardie. “It’s the highlight of my career.”
Source: Fox News