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8400 Louisiana St.
Merrillville, Indiana
46410-6353
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Longing For My Son

Mon, Jan 31st 2005

I have recently lost a son due to medical error and I am currently in therapy. I am struggling with the feelings of longing for my son and I miss so deeply, I am beside myself pretty much all the time. I am on medication )Paxil 46.7 mg and Xanax .5) My problem is that I can hardly deal with the loss and everyone tells me time is the only way. Is there any other way I can help myself, I go to weekly sessions, but I still feel horrible and dismayed at life. I want my baby. We are in the process of having his records and mine reviewed and on my records the attorney's OB/GYN found I suffered from gestational diabetes and that my doctor failed to order an echocardiogram. My son was born with transposition of the great vessels, a defect that is brought on by gestational diabetes. We are also having my sons' records reviewed because the hospital failed to perform a procedure called an atrial septosmy that would've saved his life. He was a big (almost 8lb) healthy baby other than this one defect. I am having trouble dealing with this all the way around, please any advice would be great

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