by julie f (7993 Posts), Tue Aug 08, 2006 03:14 pm
Oh, I could go on and on... I'll try and keep this brief...[;)]
I'm here because an OB and and ER doc told me that there was nothing wrong with me - high bp, proteinuria, elevated liver enzymes, URQ pain - all meant nothing to me, it was "not a baby problem." I'm here because the next day I was admitted to the hospital with severe preeclampsia. I am here because my son is not.
I'm here because my second son is. Through the wonderful women here I found excellent medical care, I found tremendous support, I found some of my closest friends. I truly believe I hold my son today in large part because of the PF.
I will stay here because I need to tell as many women as I can about this disease, I need to do whatever I can to spare someone the heart ache of burying their child, their wife, their daughter, their mother. I will stay because I receive a blank look from people when I say the word "preeclampsia." I will stay because I STILL have doctors and nurses telling me untrue things about preeclampsia. I will stay because I owe it to my sons. I will stay because together, I know that we are making a difference.
Much love to all of you. This Foundation has been my "Saving Grace" more times than I can count.