Name: Priscilla Dixon
Age at time of Dissection: 29
Type of Dissection: Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 29 January 2012
Tell Us Your Story:
My step daughter, Holly, had an identical twin that died of of this 7 years ago, 5 days after giving birth. Her name was Heather. In Jan. of 2012, Holly became ill, around noon on a Sunday. She complained of nausea and back ache…as the afternoon progressed, the backache, became worse…she tried to nap, and around 5 in the afternoon, she went from flushed checks, to being as grey as the street in front of the house..
I immediately brought her to the emergency. room. They gave her pain med. and said she had a kidney infection….and started to admit her. while we were waiting for a wheel chair, she mentioned that she had not been there since Heather died. The Dr. asked her who Heather was,and she told him. At that time he ordered an MRI proved there was an aortic dissection.
She was airlifted to a larger hospital and spent 17 days in ICCU…6 months later, she is doing better, but still has problems with her internal organs. She had her gall bladder removed in March, and is now having liver problems…and has been advised to never have children…