Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Barnsdall Park

Thursday September 26, 1991

Up and at em, we meet Gary in Los Angeles at Kaiser Hospital Blood Donor Center. Gary and Frank are donating blood for my surgery. Frank is apprehensive. When he gave last (33 years ago) it was a very unpleasant experience. We have talked alot about how positive this is: good for your blood supply to replenish fresh. He takes a Xanax for good measure and sails through it no problem. He didn't feel it at all. Gary does fine though he looks pale and is very tired from working 2 nights plus days.

I drive Frank home. He takes a nap. We had stopped at Barnsdall Park before we went to the donor center. Frank wanted to show it to me. It's on top of a knoll behind Kaiser Hospital. We'll go back to visit the museum when we have time.

Dolores (Frank's daughter) has called. We call back. Bad news--she had a miscarriage yesterday. Misguided cells, no baby. They're OK mentally but she feels bad physically.

We stopped to see Henry and Jan on the way home. They were so happy to see us.

Oh yes, that Xanax works great for minor anxiety. I have used it to get to sleep many times.

The view above is from Barnsdall Park in Los Angeles. What a view! I see why Frank wanted to take Mom there. He worked for the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department for many years, so he probably got to spend some time here.

So sad that Dolores had a miscarriage. I have never heard of misguided cells in a pregnancy so I did some research and found that the most common reason for a first trimester miscarriage is chromosomal abnormality in the fetus. Miscarriage occurs in 15-20% of all pregnancies.

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