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I've been waiting forever for an autopsy report (Sunday the 10th was 6 months). I asked for it to be sent to my family doctor but it wasn't. A copy was sent to the high risk pg. unit that I was in and a couple of weeks ago they told me that the report didn't say much more than we already knew (edema from the fifths disease virus). I emailed back and asked if I could have a copy and she emailed me today to let me know that she will send me a copy in the mail. She also is trying to see if they took hand prints and foot prints so she can get those sent to me.

I just want the report in my hands. I know that I already know she died as a result of the virus but I just want something written about her (as impersonal as I know it will be). So hopefully it will arrive in the mail shortly. The prints would be an added bonus but I'm not holding my breath.

Just needed to share


Lily Maria Kathleen :angel1: August 10, 2007

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I will be keeping my fingers crossed that you get the prints too. I do have to say to be prepared at the emotions that will come. I knew that the report wasn't going to say anything and I knew that it would be cold and impersonal. When I got the report, though, it made me so angry that it was clinical and impersonal. I knew it would be and had to be, but it still made me mad and made me feel like they devalued my son's life. I am glad to hear that you will get the report finally. It is important to have it.


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That is great that you are finally getting the report. I hope they took hand and foot prints. I have foot prints of Rebecca. They are so tiny.

It is a great thing to have. They put them on the memorial certificate that I got at the hospital.


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Thanks for sharing. I'm glad that you won't have to wait anymore for the report. I hope you can find some comfort in reading it. Hugs to you, Kendall

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I am glad you are finally able to get the report. I was just like you and wanted everything that had to do with my daughter. I even went to the hospital and ordered all my medical records and read through every page and went through every fetal heartstrip. I don't know if I can stay it made me feel any better, but I do know it was something I had to do.

I hope they can give you handprints and footprints. That would be awesome.

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Glad you can finally get the report. Hugs!