You know you’re in for an interesting story when an attending physician says:

 “..I was a little surprised when I heard the code blue… it was a little bit shocking, I really didn’t believe it…I’ve never really heard that before in 20 something years of doing this..”

Fortunately for Desiree and her baby, that attending physician, Dr. James Guerrieri, and the team at Lake West, were on top of two rare medical events happening at the same time during the birth of her son: Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC).

Both very rare on their own, both very serious and both with very high mortality rates.

In our continuing series of patient success stories for Lake Health, we’re consistently pretty amazed, but this one left us with a sense of “wow”.