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by browncow
Mon Jun 14, 2004 06:06 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Question of the Day: memory loss
Replies: 38
Views: 3863

Re : Question of the Day: memory loss

<t>I had short-term memory loss from the Versed I was given for seizures pre-post op. I was told it'd only last a few days, maybe a week, but my mind didn't defog until nearly four months post-partum.<br/> <br/> I remember specifically looking at the toaster and despite three + decades of making toa...
by browncow
Mon Jun 14, 2004 05:54 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Relationships between Preemies and owning Cats
Replies: 24
Views: 6353

Re : Relationships between Preemies and owning Cats

<t>I had an unneutered male cat while I was pregnant. We'd gotten him three years prior to the pregnancy, he spent two years inside and became an outdoor cat about one month before I found out I was pregnant.<br/> <br/> My ex said the cat was female when we got him so I named him Nancy Drew. It was ...
by browncow
Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Raising Awareness and Fundraising--Idea Exchange
Topic: Letter to Oprah
Replies: 15
Views: 2768

Re : Letter to Oprah

<t>I've sent letters to Dateline, 20/20, Primetime Live, CBS's 48 Hours, and TLC about HELLP Syndrome and Preeclampsia. I wrote to local (Tampa) media and got a tiny mention on a Fox 13 segment about the March of Dimes and Easter Seals.<br/> <br/> I got a response from an independent producer for TL...
by browncow
Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Teething and your preemie
Replies: 11
Views: 3171

Re : Teething and your preemie

Nausea and diarrhea aren't uncommon for teething babies, preemie or full-term. The disruption of routines, appetites, et al caused by teething wears on their nerves just as it might mom and dad's.
by browncow
Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Hints for a New Preemie Parent....
Replies: 63
Views: 30614

Re : Hints for a New Preemie Parent....

<t>Connor weighed 2 lbs., 7 oz. at birth, dropped down to 1 lb., 7 oz., and weighed 3 lbs., 5 oz. when I brought her home a month later. <br/> <br/> I was advised by some of the NICU staff to apply for SSI but she was denied; low birthweight, prematurity, and major surgery on the first day of her li...
by browncow
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Florida
Topic: Anybody in the Tampa, Florida area?
Replies: 8
Views: 7109

Re : Anybody in the Tampa, Florida area?

I live in Tampa (Connor was born at Tampa General Hospital) and haven't found any pre-e or HELLP resources, please share!!!
by browncow
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:54 am
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: How are we all really doing?
Replies: 21
Views: 3297

Re : How are we all really doing?

God bless you all, thanks for sharing your stories, courage, faith, and wisdom. I'm so glad I found this site.
by browncow
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Does this happen to you?
Replies: 10
Views: 957

Re : Does this happen to you?

<t>I worked in a gender-specific (female) addictions recovery program when I was pregnant in 2001. Many consumers were in various stages of pregnancy and under the watch of Child Protective and Foster Care services.<br/> <br/> One woman and I were in the same trimester when my daughter was born at 2...
by browncow
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: possible prevention of pre-eclamsia
Replies: 2
Views: 1700

Re : possible prevention of pre-eclamsia

<t>I was given Versed for the seizures I had when HELLP/Preeclampsia culminated in an emergency c-section at 29 weeks. Versed causes short-term memory loss, ostensibly to erase the trauma of emergency surgery but it lingered with me for a few weeks post-partum. <br/> <br/> I could vividly recall chi...
by browncow
Fri Jun 11, 2004 06:46 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Hi
Replies: 0
Views: 903

Hi

<t>I'm Lindy-38-in Tampa, FL, and my daughter Connor and I are HELLP Syndrome Survivors!<br/> <br/> Connor was born November 19, 2001, on the cusp of 29 weeks due to my undiagnosed HELLP/Preeclampsia. She weighed 2 lbs., 7 oz. and had surgery for a collapsed lung, pneumonia, and sepsis before the en...

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