There is so much to say about this awful, bittersweet story that has unfolded over the weekend. A blogger and friend, Diana from Hormonal Imbalances, nearly lost the identical twin boys she’s carrying at 18.5 weeks this weekend when her water broke and the hospital urged her to induce. She’s now on bed rest, fighting for their lives, and fighting a broken hospital system that is down playing her emotions, her struggles, and her right to fight.
I’m not going to get into too much detail, as it’s already been said beautifully elsewhere. Instead…
If you want to read more about Diana’s story, start here.
My friend Morgan takes a stand with Diana here.
And Diana talks about the whole experience, with a most recent update here.
The hospital she is at is University Medical Center of El Paso. (Shared with her permission.)
For now, the tides have turned, and she’s beginning to receive the standard of care she deserves. I have no doubt that’s in large part to the outcry from the hundreds, possibly thousands who witnessed her distress via Twitter and Facebook over the weekend and reached out, shouted for change. We are watching, UMC El Paso.