Olivia's Story

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iUniverse, Mar 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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"If Olivia Could Speak..P

...To the angel I know as mother: Grieve for me briefly and don't worry...where I go I will be well cared for. This small and tired body that was never meant to work, has served me on my journey as your child. I go now to take my place in the Kingdom of Heaven. I will not be alone and neither will you. As I have been watched over from above, I go now to watch over you and my other earthly angels. You see my stature in Heaven is that of a giant..."

"Olivia's Story" is a true, personal account of child born rare abdominal defects, as told by her mother.

Olivia was the victim of physician impairment, professional arrogance and finally a cover-up of the fatal errors at both hospitals that treated her.

"Olivia's Story" cries out to be told--how one sweet baby changed the lives of many in the brief 8 1/2 months she lived.

It is a story of hope, devastation and finally, resolution.

Olivia's message is that sometimes, the most important restitution of all is not to be found in a courtroom, but in the journey itself.

 

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Contents

Prologue
1
A Message from Olivia
7
Somethings Wrong
10
False Claims of Confidence
15
Olivias Debut
22
Cloacal Exstrophy
28
Reflections on Destiny
35
Scary Scary Stuff
39
The Bearer of Evil Tidings Returns
188
Keeping Our Promise
198
Its So Hard to Say Goodbye
202
Home Again
210
Aftermath
213
Olivias Story Begins
220
Bills Bills and More Bills
228
Olivias Birthday and the Holidays
231

Continuing Education
42
The Problem with a Lack of Coordination
50
The Deed is Done
54
The Holidays the Home Front and Life in The Big City
57
Bad News and Beach Clothes in December
68
Face Off with the Chief
78
A Nightmare on Maple Street
85
Fistulas Everywhere
87
Confusion Consequences and Sweet Olivia
96
Going Home at Last
104
Parting Shots
107
Home Sweet Home
109
Angels Working Overtime
114
Good Times Too
122
One Step Forward Three Steps Back
128
The Beginning of the End
134
Sepsis and More Treachery
139
Urology Loses Another Round
170
Reminders of a Promise
176
The Fog Dissipates
237
The Last Straw
245
Attorneys Lawsuits and Dead Ends
251
The YouKnowWhat Hits the Fan
255
The Things I Never Knew Before
267
Back to Dr Randolph
287
Touched by an Angel
289
Your Medical Records May be Changed Without Your Knowledge
294
Randolph Makes the Front PageAgain
299
Dr Randolphs Hearing
305
The State Reaches a Decision
318
The Last Word?
325
The Finishing Touches
330
Forgiveness
336
Epilogue
343
Glossary
347
Bibliography
353
About the Author
355
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