A post mortem examination conducted on Charlene Amsterdam has failed to uncover what really caused the woman’s death.
The former nurse, who was attached at the Georgetown Public Hospital, died last Sunday at the same institution two days after a Caesarian section.
Relatives yesterday revealed that the post mortem which was done on Monday was inconclusive forcing doctors to take samples.
The relatives said that no one has indicated to them how long the testing would take.
Outraged relatives yesterday said that they are very displeased with the way the hospital and ministry of health is treating the family.
A close relative said that no one from the ministry or the hospital has even contacted the family to express their sympathy.
“They left us to deal with all the pain….no one seems interested in this case and she served the hospital for a number of years,” stressed the relative.
Furthermore, the relative said that the death has taken a toll on Amsterdam’s 15-year-old daughter.
“She isn’t eating…you practically have to force her to eat,” the relative explained.
Amsterdam is expected to be buried next Thursday.
A preliminary report on Amsterdam’s death is expected to be available today; this was according to a press release from the Georgetown Public Hospital on Monday.
Unconfirmed reports had stated that Amsterdam had an ovarian cyst. A source said that during the Caesarian section to deliver the baby, the doctor nicked one of the blood supplies to the cyst (either arterial or venal) and sparked excessive bleeding.
The source added that some time later, when the nurses noted the bleeding they called the doctor who was hesitant to take the woman back into the theatre for corrective surgery.
The woman’s reputed husband, Eon Giddings, had told this publication that his wife was admitted to the institution on Wednesday last.
He said that she was taken to the theatre after doctors informed her that a normal delivery was not possible. The surgery was performed on Friday morning. Relatives said that Ms. Amsterdam was suffering from fibroids, a condition in which non-cancerous tumors form in the uterus.
According to relatives, the doctors treating her were aware of her condition, and Ms. Amsterdam was attending clinic at the GPHC for her ailment. With that being said relatives were adamant that the woman’s condition was not life threatening.
Hours after the surgery relatives said that Amsterdam began experiencing complications and had to be taken back to the operating theater.
Giddings said that his wife was taken back into the recovery room for Caesarian mothers and was crying out for abdominal and back pains.
As the pains intensified, she was transferred to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Saturday morning.
Amsterdam was again taken back to the operating theater where she spent approximately three hours.
Shortly after, hospital officials told relatives that she was dead.
Amsterdam was a nurse for the past 14 years.
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