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Pam Alexson single mother of 3 wonderful young adults;a special ed teacher, an RN and a senior accountant. Find out more about Pam Alexson
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  • My new grandson

    Please as I know this is a very powerful community, offer your much needed prayers for my grandson , born just last night at 2:54 AM. This child has been a miracle in the making and my daughter and her husband had to have a lot of medical help and many prayers to conceive him.

    Last night when he was born he had a complete wrap around the neck of the umbilical chord and he had already inhaled meconium as he entered the world ..which is the babies first bowel movement. he did not cry..he only whimpered. The pediatrician says he is presently stable BUT very sick. He is in special care and has O2 on, his respiratory rate is very high. If they can not figure out the problem or he worsens they will send him to a special center. Worcester Medical. They said his chest xray has "fuzzy spots " which could be the meconium or it could be a strep infection. My daughter tested positive for strep and she is allergic to penicillin so they could not give her the standard treatment med or enough early on befor his delivery. Of course the pediatrician mentioned, I understand your mom has a history of severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy..so we will be looking @ that very closely.

    She has not been able to hold him, bond w/ him or even connect the whole thing. She is strong so I think she is holding it all in and together.

    I think he will be called Benjamin Thomas...so please, please send many prayers for him.

    Thank you in advance.

    Pam
    Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
    Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
    Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
    SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
    [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
    Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
    Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
    Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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    Pam - Thinking of little Benjamin and your family.

    Cynthia
    Daughter of Father with HCM
    Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
    Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
    ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
    Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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      Pam, my thoughts are with you all.
      Reenie

      ****************
      Husband has HCM.
      3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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        Pam:

        So sorry to read about the problems with the little one. I'll be keeping him in my thoughts and prayers.


        bucky
        Diagnosed in June 2007, Pacemaker Oct 2007, Myectomy in Feb 2009 at Cleveland Clinic, Two daughters, both checked with Ultrasounds in 2008, all OK so far. Two grandchildren both check with Ultrasounds and all is OK to date. OH YES....Harry, the Doggie, says Hi also. sigpic

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          Pam.

          We will pray for little Benjamin and your family.

          Peace,

          Leon
          God Squad co-moderator
          Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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            Benjamin and the whole family have my prayers and well wishes. Pam, take care of you too - Linda

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              Pam,
              My thoughts are with you and your family.

              Gordon
              Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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              • #8
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                Pam,

                I'm sure that this has been one of the longest days you have had in a while. Take a deep breath.... Take care of yourself and know that we all care and are sending prayers your way.

                JudyA
                Dx Dec 2005 - HOCM with gradient of 80at rest, provokable to 150. Alcohol Ablation on Dec 22, 2005.
                Echos in April 2007 shows 0 gradient at rest, but gradient of 100 on provocation

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                  Oh Pam, little Benjamin and all of you have my prayers.
                  Midge

                  Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
                  ICD&Pacemaker 1996
                  Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
                  Mom of Kaye.

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                    Thank you.... thank you all from my heart to yours... your prayers are working .. he has been out of oxygen since 9 PM last night he has now been held by his parents... will continue on IV antibiotics and fluids .. no feeding yet... He has had a remarkable turn around.. still watching/checking for pneumonia...can't wait to see him today...again... SO many thanks to this great community; my other family....Pam
                    Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
                    Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
                    Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
                    SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
                    [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
                    Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
                    Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
                    Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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                      Oh, I am so happy for all of you. The power of prayer.
                      Midge

                      Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
                      ICD&Pacemaker 1996
                      Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
                      Mom of Kaye.

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                        Hey Pam:

                        You knew we wouldn't let you down. Benjamin will be just fine. He will be the next great HCM specialist and help those of us who follow. I have a feeling.

                        Take care of yourself too.

                        All the best,

                        bucky
                        Diagnosed in June 2007, Pacemaker Oct 2007, Myectomy in Feb 2009 at Cleveland Clinic, Two daughters, both checked with Ultrasounds in 2008, all OK so far. Two grandchildren both check with Ultrasounds and all is OK to date. OH YES....Harry, the Doggie, says Hi also. sigpic

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                          Pam,
                          Congratulations, and I will keep praying.
                          Keep us updated.
                          Theresa
                          Philippians 4:4-9; Wife, & 39 yo Mom to 9 year old son and 6 year old son/daughter twins; Diagnosed with HoCM 1999; Cleveland Clinic Myectomy and ICD, January 2006.

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                            I'm really happy to hear he's improving. How is your daughter?
                            Reenie

                            ****************
                            Husband has HCM.
                            3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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                              Delighted to hear it! I'm sure your daughter really appreciates your support.

                              Gordon
                              Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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