Cecy Wells, 30, and her husband Andy were overjoyed to welcome a new addition to their family.
As a mother of two, Cecy manages various health conditions, including Type 1 diabetes and Addison’s disease, a disorder in which the adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient hormones. Since her first pregnancy was complicated, Cecy and Andy decided to adopt their second child. A year later, Cecy learned she was pregnant with their third child.
Cecy experienced a challenging pregnancy and at 32 weeks, her water broke. Andy brought Cecy to the Ogden Regional Medical Center in Ogden, UT and she was admitted for a C-section.
The delivery went smoothly and without complications. Cecy and Andy welcomed Kennedy Wells to the world. However, two days following the delivery, Cecy began to feel chest pain and shortness of breath. As her symptoms intensified, she expressed concern to her team of nurses and her physician decided to perform additional testing. The respiratory team performed a chest X-ray and CT scan to rule out the possibility that a pulmonary embolism, a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot, was causing her shortness of breath.