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A woman and her baby lost to eclampsia

Postby annegarrett » Thu Aug 05, 2004 03:06 pm

by annegarrett (2525 Posts), Thu Aug 05, 2004 03:06 pm

I am sad to report we have recently learned of a woman who died the day after Thanksgiving last year due to preeclampsia.

Susan Lowrimore and her first born son Logan passed away November 2004 from eclampsia and heart failure. Susan was 35 years old, from Arlington, Texas, survived by her parents, sister Carolyn (all of Arlington), her husband of seven months, and two brothers. She was preceded in death by a brother.

Logan, who was 3#10oz, was without oxygen and pronounced dead upon delivery.

The family is planning to help host a golf tournament in Texas in Susan's memory. If you wish to contribute your time, energy or financial support to this, please email me and I will put you in touch with the family.

If you wish to send cards,or emails, please send them to our office and we will forward them.

Sadly--this is the third family in Texas (that we know of) to lose an adult relative in the past 10 months.



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Re : A woman and her baby lost to eclampsia

Postby josiah1112 » Thu Aug 05, 2004 04:29 pm

by josiah1112 (1368 Posts), Thu Aug 05, 2004 04:29 pm

How tragic! It's hard losing a baby, I can only imagine how
hard it must be to lose both of your significant others. I've
been thinking of these dads who lost their wives. We should
send them cards..

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Re : A woman and her baby lost to eclampsia

Postby mada » Thu Aug 05, 2004 05:13 pm

by mada (4081 Posts), Thu Aug 05, 2004 05:13 pm

OMG that is so terrible!! I cannot imagine what her husband and family went through...It's devastating. What can we do to help long distance?

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Re : A woman and her baby lost to eclampsia

Postby denise » Thu Aug 05, 2004 06:42 pm

by denise (5480 Posts), Thu Aug 05, 2004 06:42 pm

Ah, I am so sorry to hear of another loss. My heart goes out to the family. As I read these postings, I just get so ANGRY that this is happening to us women and not alot is being done about it, IMHO. (Sorry, had to vent) Thanks for the info Anne, will get a card off tomorrow to PF.

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Re : A woman and her baby lost to eclampsia

Postby angelkat » Thu Aug 05, 2004 09:34 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Thu Aug 05, 2004 09:34 pm

My heart goes out to them. Not only to lose the baby but for the husband to lose his whole world.

At times, I feel as if I need to carry symp cards with me due to losses from PE.

My prayers for comfort,peace and strength going to the family.....

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Re : A woman and her baby lost to eclampsia

Postby tinalowe » Fri Aug 06, 2004 06:41 am

by tinalowe (288 Posts), Fri Aug 06, 2004 06:41 am

I can't even imagine how hard it would be to lose both your child and your spouse. Losing Emma was hard enough, but at least I had Dereck to lean upon. My thoughts and prayers are with this famiy!

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Re : A woman and her baby lost to eclampsia

Postby for faith » Fri Aug 06, 2004 09:43 am

by for faith (1749 Posts), Fri Aug 06, 2004 09:43 am

It really saddens me to hear about this. I agree it is so hard to lose a child, but for the mother also, I can't imagine, it is so sad and so scary.

My thoughts and prayers are with this family.

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Re : A woman and her baby lost to eclampsia

Postby ann marie » Fri Aug 06, 2004 06:44 pm

by ann marie (1034 Posts), Fri Aug 06, 2004 06:44 pm

I'm very sad for this family. That said...I'm starting to get really angry. While I don't know the circumstances of this case in particular I am starting to wonder why it is not a common sense policy of physicians...or a law (state or federal at this point I'm not too picky)...that women HAVE to be educated about the signs/symptoms of pe. That women MUST be given written materials and that they MUST sign something saying the signs and symptoms have been discussed with them. Loosing a child is tragedy enough, but loosing the mom too makes the tragedy so much worse. I just really feel that education of pregnant women would make such a difference. (You can hear the educator in me:) For now if we can't stop the disease, but we can educate the pregnant moms maybe we can make an impact to reduce these senseless deaths.

Thanks for letting me vent...I've been stewing about this all day.

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Re : A woman and her baby lost to eclampsia

Postby annegarrett » Sat Aug 07, 2004 04:09 pm

by annegarrett (2525 Posts), Sat Aug 07, 2004 04:09 pm

Well you will get no argument from me. I can't comment on this particular case--as I don't know what they did and didn't tell her--but I understand she had three doctors and Lupus so was being watched closely. Most of the women I know who have died did have (at least to me) reasonably good prenatal care...I agree--more education--but also--more research until we find a cure...



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Re : A woman and her baby lost to eclampsia

Postby sharonda » Sun Aug 08, 2004 07:50 pm

by sharonda (37 Posts), Sun Aug 08, 2004 07:50 pm

I almost lost my life. I went almost five days with the symptoms of HELLP and pre-e but I had no idea what was going on. I lost my child's life and almost mine because of the lack of information. The peri barely had enough time to tell me what was happening to me because they had to get me into the operating room. They did not think that I was going to make it.

When I got home from the hospital (2 weeks later), I looked in all three of my books on pregnancy and they only had a small paragraph about pre-e. Nothing about HELLP.

It saddens me that another precious life was lost. My prayers are with this family.



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