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Update on family friend with early onset pe

Postby alimarie » Sun Jan 04, 2004 03:28 pm

by alimarie (530 Posts), Sun Jan 04, 2004 03:28 pm

Hey guys,

My heart is heavy right now for this family friend i told you about. i just found out that friday night they had to perform a csection due to severe pre e. the baby--a sweet boy--isaac david did not live more than an hour. he only weighed 10 ounces. as i write this i am struck by how serious this condition is. my heart is aching for this family as they deal with losing a precious baby boy. i do not know for sure how far along she was but i am thinking 21-23 weeks or so. please keep clarissa and her family in your prayers and thoughts. i am sending my cousin this website in hopes they can find some comfort from those of you who have experienced similar situations. thank you for being willing to share your most personal experiences and feelings....it truly helps others to know they are not alone. i am hoping even clarissa's parents might find comfort here. thanks again.

alison

AliMarie---mommy to Madalyn Anne-born at 35 wks due to severe pe (9/18/2001 4lbs. 14oz.)
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Re : Update on family friend with early onset pe

Postby julie f » Sun Jan 04, 2004 04:04 pm

by julie f (7993 Posts), Sun Jan 04, 2004 04:04 pm

Alison,

I am so sorry for your friend's horrible experience. There are just no words for it.

After I lost my son, I cannot tell you how much it helped me to be able to talk with people who had been through the same thing. It is a very lonely time and the support of women who have faced this before was truly inspirational for me. If I can be of any help, please feel free to pass on my email address, pelote77@aol.com



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Re : Update on family friend with early onset pe

Postby alimarie » Sun Jan 04, 2004 06:35 pm

by alimarie (530 Posts), Sun Jan 04, 2004 06:35 pm

Julie,

thank you for your reply. you of all people can totally relate to what clarissa is going through right now. i know it would be of comfort eventually for her to chat with people who have been through the same thing. i hope she checks this out.

alison

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Re : Update on family friend with early onset pe

Postby maxs mom » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:59 pm

by maxs mom (594 Posts), Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:59 pm

Alison,
I am so sorry to hear this news, I was realy hoping there would be a better outcome.

I definitely think it a good idea to send this website along. Your family friend is going to have a lot of questions why this happened to her and she will probably be scared to death to get PG again for fear of it happening all over. This is a good support network for that.

Also, I read a book while my son was in the NICU that really helped. It was called "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" You might want to mention to someone closer to this family friend to give it to her as a gift.



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Re : Update on family friend with early onset pe

Postby laura » Mon Jan 05, 2004 00:21 am

by laura (5139 Posts), Mon Jan 05, 2004 00:21 am

Oh Alison, I'm so sorry. I was just hoping that they could hang in there a little longer. Please let us know if there's any way we can help!

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Re : Update on family friend with early onset pe

Postby sweetiesuzy » Mon Jan 05, 2004 05:52 am

by sweetiesuzy (2404 Posts), Mon Jan 05, 2004 05:52 am

I am so sorry for the loss of their precious Isaac. I am glad that she may be able to connect with others here. Being alone in grief is the hardest thing. There are so many here that will be able to listen and offer help during this hard, horrible time.

Keeping them in thought and prayer...
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Re : Update on family friend with early onset pe

Postby alimarie » Mon Jan 05, 2004 07:58 am

by alimarie (530 Posts), Mon Jan 05, 2004 07:58 am

As i expected, you guys were great to respond with comfort. this is exactly why i hope she will one day sign on and get to chatting with us all. i have passed along the info so it is in her hands. i was also hoping they could hang in there a bit longer so they baby had a better chance. i have seen many of you had babies early in 20 weeks area. amazing. thanks again

alison

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Re : Update on family friend with early onset pe

Postby sarab » Tue Jan 06, 2004 08:17 am

by sarab (2950 Posts), Tue Jan 06, 2004 08:17 am

I have been worrying about this family for the past few days, and I'm so sorry to hear of their loss. Please let us know if there's anything that we can do to help.

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Re : Update on family friend with early onset pe

Postby josiah1112 » Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:47 am

by josiah1112 (1368 Posts), Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:47 am

Hi,

I'm so sorry about the loss of Isaac David. I know just
how this mommy must feel because I just lost my son to
PE one month age (One month and 2 days to be exact).
I would love to talk to your friend if she is interested.
Tomorrow my husband and I will go to our first perinatal bereavement
support group. Your friend may also want to look into
this when she feels up to it. My e- mail address is:
glomor19@netzero.com. She can contact me if she ever feels like it.
I will be praying for her.

Gloria mom to Josiah 11/12/03- 12/4/03 born at 26.3wks PE
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Re : Update on family friend with early onset pe

Postby alimarie » Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:41 am

by alimarie (530 Posts), Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:41 am

Gloria,

wow, you really can relate. all too much i am sure. i would love to pass on your email addresses but i am actually a third person in this scenario. i don't even know how to get in touch with her. if i ever do i will steer her in this direction. i have given the forum sight to someone that i hope will get it to her. i hope it will not be too painful to check this out. i think it is valuable for us all.
gloria, i hope your meeting goes well. i think it is a great step that you and your husband are taking. my prayers are with you. let us know how you are doing!

alison

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