Babies aren’t the only ones at risk during a birth. Mothers can also receive injuries due to problems caused by a hospital. One woman in Pensacola has been suffering excruiating pain after an epidural was stuck in her back for at least four days. WEARTV has the story.
A new mother was ready to give birth and a standard epidural was used. The birth went well, but the aftereffects have left doctors baffled. The mother’s epidural looped itself into her spine and doctors could not remove it. Tugging on the device caused excruciating pain.
“It’s in a knot in my spine and they’ve been trying to tug at it and tug at it and I haven’t been able to get up or move or do anything,” said the mother.
When doctors at Sacred Heart Hospital couldn’t remove it, she transfered to a new hospital. But the doctors there were afraid to deal with the matter. They hadn’t seen an injury like this. Now she’s heading to the University of Florida Health SHands Hospital six hours away.
The mother has reported numbness in her legs and is worried about paralysis. However, by her reports, the baby is doing quite well.
We hope that the mother is able to get the epidural removed safely with no lasting damage and that the cause for the entanglement is found.