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  • Joanna Jane Hooper
    John, Congratulations! That s wonderful!! I m glad your wife and baby are doing well! Joanna On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 19:42:15 -0700 (PDT)
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      Congratulations! That's wonderful!! I'm glad your wife
      and baby are doing well!


      On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 19:42:15 -0700 (PDT)
      John Patten <jppatten98@...> wrote:
      > Hi again folks,
      > We have been so happy lately that I forgot to give a
      > more complete update on Eriko's condition. I should
      > thank one of my friends for pointing that out as I was
      > typing in the middle of the night, being the excited
      > proud papa just coming back again from the hospital.
      > The fact is we're just both so relieved that baby and
      > mother are doing well, and Eriko was of course visibly
      > relieved immediately after the birth.
      > Eriko really did suffer, and all our attention was
      > with her constantly in the days before and certainly
      > now the days after. When Eriko?fs water broke, it was
      > still 8 hours before Hanako was born. It?fs usually
      > 1-2 hours after. Eriko?fs body gave out to exhaustion
      > after four days with no sleep and she couldn?ft have
      > the contractions anymore, plus the baby's heart rate
      > went down, so she had to start the IV drugs to induce
      > the labor. They almost had to do an emergency
      > C-Section, but surprisingly enough at that point she
      > had a normal and relatively quick birth once moved to
      > the delivery room and the contractions came back. I
      > was sitting with her every minute, but it was hard not
      > being able to do much and watch her go through that.
      > I?fm happy to report three days on Eriko is doing fine
      > and recovering, and is as much the focus of our
      > attention as our cute little girl. Eriko seems very
      > happy now and comfortable in the hospital here as she
      > can really communicate with the other mothers and
      > staff about what they are all going through. She's
      > pretty stoic anyway, but if you were to ask her if
      > there is any post-partum depression, she'd probably
      > say "What, are kidding me?"
      > Here they let you stay a week, which is what she
      > wanted, to get the proper care after such a difficult
      > time. In any case she will still be there until the
      > 9th, but I go every day for the maximum time they
      > allow me.
      > The name Hanako is very traditional Japanese and means
      > spring flower, which she is. Kathleen is my mother's
      > name and she has been of such primary importance in
      > all of our lives, it's good that it seemed to fit so
      > well with Hanako.
      > All for now, thanks for listening to our (my) excited
      > verbosity.
      > JP
      > "Think of where man's glory most begins and ends, and
      >say my glory was I had such friends." Yeats
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