Evan and autopsies

We have been waiting over a year for Evan’s autopsy results. Over a year. We consented to this to try and get some inclination of an answer or direction to help apease future pregnancies. We did get our prelimanary results, which pointed to Post Term Fetal Demise and restricted blood flow to the baby, However, these results were very superficial and didn’t touch on so many other things. Plus they didn’t give me a report of any kind to take home with me, just a verbal walk through of the results. 

Yesterday, while at our physician’s Dave asked again about the autopsy and she said she had requested information on it 3 times so far and hadn’t heard back. She told Dave we might not get anymore information, that maybe we won’t get a full autopsy report, just the prelimanary. When he told me this I flipped. I was told that if I consented to an autopsy I would get a report detailing everything including the condition of his organs and everything, every tiny little detail. This was especially important to me as I felt his death was related to medication, so I SPECIFICALLY asked them to check the condition of his liver and for traces of drugs. They all reassured me over and over I was wrong, so I just said humour me and prove me wrong then.  When I asked at the prelimanary I was told there was nothing about his liver there. My midwife told me she had heard through the grapevine that they did not autopsy his liver because it was in poor condition and would not yield accurate results. Needless to say I was pissed, so we set out to find out why this is the case, if this is the case is this normal? what could it relate to ect..I like to be educated and not just take things on blind faith.

Anyhow, we have decided that rather then pittering around with this bullshit any furthur, this is retarded, we are going straight to the CEO of the IWK, whom we met with after our son’s delivery. She gave us her card and said to call her anytime and so now is as good a time as any. I want my son damn autopsy result, I want to make my own conclusions. I would not have consented otherwise.

This makes me so furious it’s unreal. Grrr! Why is this acceptable, why should a mother have to wait this long for results. Isen’t stillbirth horrible enough already.

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on March 4, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. OMG! I would be furious too!
    I hope you get some answers when you call!

  2. That’s awful that you have to wait so long 😦 Reading Abby’s autopsy report was incredibly hard – I sat on her grave as I read every word.
    I hope you are able to get a copy of the full autopsy – maybe if you start calling people yourself? The hospital where the autopsy was done, the morgue, the doctor who performed it? I spoke with the coroner and pathologist so often while they gathered information for Abby’s report, that he knew my voice on the phone when I called!
    Good luck, I hope you find the closure and information you need – soon!

  3. it makes me very angry to read this. i hope someone gives you the full results. you more than deserve them.

  4. Wow. What asses! That makes me furious, too!

  5. I’d be infuriated too. You consented to get answers and you should have them.

  6. HUGS!!
    I’d be VERY upset too!

  7. I can’t believe how you are being treated, you should keep demanding answers until you get them! Could they have been trying to protect the doctor who told you it was okay to take painkillers by not checking his liver? That sounds like a BS excuse, that his liver was in poor condition.

    • I 100% agree. They just keep telling me I am wrong, and I need to stop looking for answers cause sometimes there are none and that there is no way in hell that the med’s I was taking could cause stillbirth it’s been studied through and through. I got mad and said look..generally wheat is considered safe right, a little wheat would cause no serious harm..BUT for the small population of people who have Celiacs then wheat is in fact not a safe food and cause extensive damage. I don’t get why people wont even consider that. Anyhow-all I said was if I am wrong show me I am wrong by ruling it out in the autopsy results, tangible evidence.

  8. This is absolutley ridiclous!! That’s your son! You have every single right to get those results, and ESPECIALLY not to wait a year for them, or more!!
    This post made me really angry. Like who runs this shit??? What do they expect from you? That you’re just gonna take “Oh thats all the results you’re getting”. ?????

    • SERIOUSLY! I totally know, it’s retarded and Dave and I will not roll over and accept this. Do they not think I would have preffered not to release my son’s body to be disected and weighed piece by piece in a cold medical lab…WTF I only agree’d b/c I was hoping I would get some answers….I better get some…at least a report saying nothing was found and broken down step by step what they considered.

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