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‘I was suddenly watching her monitor flat-line. Countless nurses rushed to save her. It happened 20 times that day.’: Mother shares traumatic process diagnosing daughter with Adrenal Insufficiency

“I never planned to be a medical expert, or to have to inject my daughter to save her life. Ten times I’ve swallowed back tears while holding my limp child in my arms; remembering each step to prepare the syringe; taking a deep breath as I jab it into her thigh; praying she will jolt awake, open her eyes, and come back to life.”

‘He was going to lose his high school sweetheart the day his daughter was born. I crashed after my C-section.’: Woman survives ‘silent killer’ Peripartum Cardiomyopathy after childbirth

“I died after delivering my daughter. I flatlined for about 36 hours. Eventually, my heart began to beat on its own again. When my daughter was 2 weeks old, I was able to meet her for the first time since delivery. I had retrograde amnesia, memory loss even before the traumatic event. ‘What happened to Mommy?,’ my 2-year-old son asked. I was truly given my life back.”

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