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Friday, April 16, 2010

Clothing drive and medical records

While I was in Gainesville we were finally able to drop off the donations from Jasper's clothing drive. The reason we didn't drop them off earlier like planned is because Jonathan knew we were going to be out there for my Appt and didn't want to make more then one trip out there because it is a long drive. I was able to give the NICU more than 30 pieces of clothing and I had gotten 15-20 blankets from Stephanie at Sweet pea project. I would consider the drive a success.

While I was at the hospital I went to Medical Records and got mine and Jasper's medical records. I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to look at them at first, but I did.

Mine had all my blood work which is really what I needed to see. I have always needed visual proof and now I got it. They are saying that I had Severe Pre-eclampsia with Class 3 HELLP. I think I was pretty lucky that I had class 3 and they are saying this because my Platelet counts stayed close to the normal range, but my liver enzymes were way high and they were the highest starting the day before I delivered and continued until after I delivered. That would explain the upper right quadrant pain! *sigh*

Jasper's was very good. I have to say that my little man was perfect in every way. Everything is where it should have been for his gestational age, well except for his weight of course. His Apgars were 8 and 8 at 1 and 5 minutes that is better then most babies born under normal circumstances. His PKU was perfect. I finally got to find out that Jasper was 11.2 inches. I have to tell you that I was absolutely mad that the hospital never gave me this information before.


  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your son! Loosing a child is the worst kind of pain anyone can have. What a great thing you did to have the drive and collect clothes!!

  2. Lisa, I'm glad the clothing drive was a success. Many children will be helped in the memory of sweet Jasper.I just ordered Meredith's medical records and mine a few months ago. All these years, I had never known she was 16" long. When your child doen't live for long, each little bit of information like this is a treasure.

  3. Bless your heart....I remember requesting my medical records and just crying, crying, crying...SO SENSELESS it all seemed....They sent Matthew's heartrate tracking papers (can't remember for the life of me what the official name is) and AGAIN, cried and cried--perfect and lovely until the very, very end when they went out of control for distress. Really, that was a hard day for me and I'm so inspired by your bravery.
    So happy the clothing drive was such a success!

  4. Lisa,
    I just got the memory frame you sent. It is perfect for how I would like to display Juanito. You are amazing. Thank you so much! I just love it!!! I can't wait till I have a few moments to myself to sit down and get it done!!!


  5. I got the records from when we were in the hospital with Carleigh. It's just nice to have them.

    I'm glad you were able to make such a great donation!