Jessica’s Story – A Journey through Childbirth and Intensive Care Unit

Jessica’s Story – A Journey through Childbirth and Intensive Care Unit


Jessica’s Story – A journey through life childbirth and critical care Life – growing up and happy days in my life Life – Holidays around the world, Florida, Egypt, Thailand, Indonesia, Spain, Greece and France. Life – Driving my big V8 in the USA, my greatest experience on big roads Life – Fun days in my life playing on the kids amusements Life – laughing until I cried Life – my worklife and raising money for charities, my pregnant life and my first bump. Life – showing off my bump to my brother Ashley, just before I gave birth. Life – My baby, my little Lewin who I cared for and looked after until I was 15 days postnatal. Then I felt unwell, I went to ED as I could not breath properly and had a persistent cough, I was very tired and felt I was struggling to feel normal again. Life – I have no words for this period as I have no memory of any part of this. I am told I had a cardiac arrest, I had phenomena, sepsis and multiple organ failure. Over the coming days Multiple organ failure Sepsis and Dialysis But Jess hung on Waking up to my new Life – Where am I, who are you and where have I been? Our struggles were difficult, Jessica’s Mom and Dad stayed by her bedside, she was slowly waking up but was very confused. First words to Mom and Dad Mom “I love you with all my heart” I love you Jessica says “I love you back to her Mom” First Smile First Drink Jessica learning to speak but a little confused. Jessica “So I been in hospital for 6 weeks?” Jessica meeting Lewin after 4 weeks in a coma Jessica receiving EEG monitoring on her brain activity