Friday, December 10, 2010

Peri-Partum Cardiomyopathy Hits the News

Today on the Washington Post, they have a story about a young woman who gave birth to her first child and then passed away some days later from peri-partum cardiomyopathy.  When talking to Barbara this morning, she tipped me off to it, and I just read it.  It's told in "Facebook" epistolary style--a series of running entries that the Post has edited down.

While Barbara's condition is not as severe at this point, it is the same disease, and can vary and fluctuate at whim.  We're glad the meds have stabilized Barbara's health.  We always think about the events  of her diagnosis at this time of year, as that's when it first began.

Last week I was sifting through some old emails, and found emails about this experience from my family and friends.  Thanks for all your concern and care and love.

1 comment:

Judy said...

What a poignant series of posts. You must be infinitely grateful for Barbara and sweet Miss Maddie.