So the hospital saga continues. I called Vital Records on November 30, 2017 to get the Birth/Death Certificate for Fetal Demise. I was told when I delivered Ean on October 30, 2017 that they were filing with the county which is one of the original reasons they stated for not being allowed to just release his body directly to us. The Vital Record Office looked and there was nothing so I called the hospital and was told it had to be requested because he wasn’t over 20 weeks. She said to give it a couple weeks to get done and sent in. So I called Vital Records again on December 26, 2017 and they said they had a record so I placed an order to get a copy. I received a call from the Vital Check office on December 27, 2017 saying they had a record but it was for Eas Rigel not Ean Rigel. So the Vital Record Office said they would have the hospital to do an amendment but I was contacted back saying the one person that does that was out of the office until after the New Year to give it until the second week of January to get the paperwork then they would get the certificate I ordered mailed to me. I called today January 26, 2018 and they found the amendment paperwork BUT the hospital put my name in the box for correction not Ean, my name was always correct and his was still listed as Eas. She is now going to resubmit the paperwork to the hospital already filled out correctly so all they need to do is sign. One thing after another. I’m wondering if they just don’t have experience with almost 14 week deliveries, policies for releasing the body and filing birth/death paperwork for that gestation. I am absolutely aware this paperwork isn’t a requirement for them and it doesn’t amount to much for most but I want that acknowledgment, Ean had life regardless of his gestation, he was not just products of conception or tissue. No, Ean was not the typical stillborn baby but he was still our baby and his life and loss was still important to us.
Precious Boy so loved by Mommy, Daddy, Brother and his two Sisters. He arrived in Heaven when his heart stopped at 13w2d on October 26, 2017. His body was delivered October 30, 2017 @ 10:30PM. He was 4.25in long and weighed 0.96oz. He was laid to rest November 4, 2017 @ 2PM. He will be forever loved and remembered. Ean Rigel is his first and middle name for privacy reasons last name is withheld.
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