2012 1101 mary miscarriage

31 year old Savita Halappanavar lived in Ireland. Her husband’s name was Praveen. She was 17 weeks pregnant. She was having extreme back pain. Her husband brought her to University Hospital Galway on October 21. Doctors examined her and told her she was having a miscarriage. There was no way to save the baby. She had to stay in the hospital. The next day, she was in extreme pain. Her water had broken, and she had chills and was vomiting. She begged the doctor to remove the baby, she couldn’t take the suffering any longer. The doctor said he couldn’t, because the baby’s heart was still beating. He told her Ireland was a Catholic country, so his hands were tied. Ireland does have a law against abortion, except in cases where the mother’s life is in danger. They didn’t think it was at that point yet. The couple continued to ask the doctors for relief, but they wanted to wait. Her chills and vomiting were an indication that the uterus had an infection. That infection later spread to the bloodstream. After nearly three days, the baby’s heart finally stopped. The doctors went ahead and cleaned out the dead baby. The next evening, she was rushed into the ICU. Her heart and pulse were low, and she had a high fever. Later on, her heart, kidneys and liver failed. She died of blood poisoning on October 28. Many people are upset, wanting to know why the doctors waited so long. That caused the infection to spread, and caused her death. We’ll see what the results of the investigation bring out. It’s really sad that the husband lost both his wife and baby.

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