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hospitalized one year ago today...

Postby josiah1112 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 03:53 pm

It seems like ages ago, but sometimes like yesterday.. we knew
something was not quite right with the pregnancy and the word
preeclampsia had come up as a possibility. Well, on this day
last year I was told that I needed to check into the hospital
and expect to be there until my baby was born. - I was told I
had severe preeclampsia[V]. I faced heartless and good
doctors;wonderful nurses and a great social worker that would be
the only one (apart form my mother) that would share in my son's
brief life with us.

I have been keeping a low profile in activities. - I don't
plan too much for myself and I find my mind wandering back to
this time last year... I notice that my husband is acting the
same way. I told him I could not stand to attend some functions
and he said that I needed to do what I found helpful to me..

Thanks for listening ladies. You are awesome!

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Re : hospitalized one year ago today...

Postby mom2tori » Thu Nov 04, 2004 04:19 pm

Gloria, my heart aches for you! I know how hard this is for you and I have been thinking of you quite a bit lately. I am hoping and praying that the next few weeks are easier on you than you expect them to be. Stay strong, you know what a wonderful person you are and keep that in mind as you remember the days that your son blessed this earth.

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Re : hospitalized one year ago today...

Postby for faith » Thu Nov 04, 2004 04:48 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you too over this next month. I am so dreading the holidays, when thing got bad for me last year. I will be thinking of you. Glad you are taking care and not planning too many things, taking your own time. HUGS and wishing you some peace.

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Re : hospitalized one year ago today...

Postby ileana » Thu Nov 04, 2004 05:00 pm


Tons of hugs... I hope your dh is with you and you'll find peace.

It was so hard to go through the 1 year anniversary... the whole December-February period was a nightmare.

I'm thinking about you and Josiah

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Re : hospitalized one year ago today...

Postby sweetiesuzy » Thu Nov 04, 2004 05:56 pm


Sending you lots of love and huge hugs. I think of you so much and remember your sweet Josiah. I wish I could take away all the memories that are so painful and somehow make it better. It is just so hard. Please know I am keeping you in prayer.


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Re : hospitalized one year ago today...

Postby angelkat » Thu Nov 04, 2004 08:05 pm


You have been heavy on my heart these last few weeks. Knowing that Josiah birthday was coming soon. I do so very much pray that you find comfort, peace and strength to get thru such a hard time. Please know that I am always here for you!!...

Holding you tightly in my arms and of course in my heart.

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Re : hospitalized one year ago today...

Postby gossamer » Fri Nov 05, 2004 06:45 am

Dear Gloria,
I am sorry that you are facing these anniversaries. Instead of remembering your hospital stay, you should be chasing around a little boy. It is so unfair what we have to go through and the memories we have, but you have shown such strength and courage. It will be hard but I know you will get through it and we will all be here to help you.

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Re : hospitalized one year ago today...

Postby sam » Fri Nov 05, 2004 09:23 am


Just know that i am thinking of you and Josiah, if i could send a little sunshine to light up your heart i sooo would.

you are both in my thoughts and prayers, sending you love and hugs from over the "pond"

love xxxx

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Re : hospitalized one year ago today...

Postby julie f » Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:44 am


Thinking of you and Josiah and praying for peace over this next month and holiday season.

I think you are right to keep things quiet and simple, don't do more than you feel you can. It is such an unfair thing to have to mourn your baby, I am so sorry you have to go through this.

Much love to you, I will keep you in prayer,

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Re : hospitalized one year ago today...

Postby space_coaster » Fri Nov 05, 2004 05:14 pm

Gloria, you are in my thoughts. This is such a tough time of year for people like us, and you have to deal with the anniversaries on top of that. I think your idea to take it easy and just do what feels right to you is a wise one.

Lots of hugs and comfort to you and your husband as you miss your little Josiah.

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