"felt unheard during emergency c-section"
About: Box Hill Hospital Box Hill Hospital Box Hill 3128
Posted by km2piper (as ),
I had to have an emergency c-section following an induction. I discussed my anaesthetic history with the anaesthetist, which included that anaesthetics wear off really quickly, e.g. Lignocaine should last 60 mins on average lasts only 20 mins for me. The baby was delivered and then as they were suturing I tried to report that I could feel pain and what they were doing. But no one was standing near me. Then I was informed to calm down and it was normal to feel deep pressure. It wasn't until I screamed and showed that I could lift my previously very dead legs that they believed me. I was given lots of pathetic excuses like the team had just handed over and so the next team just didn't know and that it was unfortunate.