by hannahsmom (1141 Posts), Thu Nov 25, 2004 04:22 pm
Thanks, Anne. It was a gret interview. I explained that I had developed pre-eclampsia and had to be transferred from Mississippi to Alabama to a hospital that could care for both Hannah and me. The radiothon had been concentrating on the care for babies and children, but I also explained how they cared for me, and saved my life because I was on the verge of a seizure, heart attack, stroke, etc. The radio show hosts were surprised to hear all of that because a lot of the stories from other parents were those who had preemies due to premature labor. My Dad was listening and called in and gave a pledge in honor of Hannah. He said listening to the story brought tears to his eyes. He was remembering how he and my mom had driven an hour to the hospital when I was in trouble, and after they talked to the doctor they were scared they were going to lose both of us.
By the way - it was such a pleasure meeting Leslie and Wendy! We all have so much in common. I've also had the chance to meet Jackie. Now if we could get a meeting together, we could all meet! Maybe after the holidays. I know everyone is really busy. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We all have a lot to be thankful for.
Mommy to Miss Hannah Rose
26.5 weeker born 8/24/01
severe pre-e & IUGR
1 pound, 1 ounce
Miracles do happen!