Natalie went into labour on 7 January and after a very active labour, she was nearly fully dilated when all of a sudden she lost consciousness and suffered a placental abruption. This caused Natalie to immediately start losing a significant amount of blood. With Amelia still to be born, extensive medical intervention was required to save both Natalie and Amelia.
Roger was now alternating visits between the Adult ICU to see his wife and Neonatal ICU to see Amelia. As he walked the hospital corridors, doctors discussed with him that he might not end up taking either Natalie or Amelia home with him.
On the 13th February 2014 Roger was able to take both his girls home in what was an emotional homecoming for the three of them.
It’s a tough road ahead for them. Amelia is now going to need years of ongoing specialised therapy to help her.
The most effective therapies are not all available as standard treatment so they are very expensive. The therapies also take up lots of time and commitment which means time off work for Roger and Natalie.
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