by aimeejane (589 Posts), Sat Mar 27, 2004 07:07 pm
Sometime last year, someone mentioned trying to get a popular author to cover pre-e in a novel...I found one! A dear friend of mine (I don't know which one - she's my current "secret sister") gave me James Patterson's "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" last week. I read it today. It's absolutely heartbreaking, and I would NOT suggest anyone in any hormonal state read it, but it's incredible.
It briefly covers fast-onset pre-e in a first pregnancy, and early-onset "toxemia" in her second pregnancy (resulting in miscarriage [:(]). (The pre-e and toxemia are presented as different diseases, but I'm willing to overlook that particular flaw...) It's also heartwrenching because (Do NOT read if you don't want the end of the book ruined for you!) she and her year-old baby later die when she has a heart attack at the wheel of her car.
Anyway, this book was apparently (according to the dust cover) written based on some of Patterson's personal experience. I was sondering if the PF could contact him and/or his publisher and request that future printings include a mention of the Foundation in the last section of the book. If he really has had such profound personal experience with it, it might be worth a shot.
I recommend the book, only if you are ready for it. I had no idea why my secret sister gave me this particular book until I hit that chapter, and it was pretty hard to take, but I LOVED it. (Here's the link at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0446611085/qid=1080443230/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-0313791-4155335?v=glance&s=books)
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Ds Nicky - 3/24/00 (28 wks - eclampsia)
Ds Kalen - 7/10/03 (36 weeks - preeclampsia)
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