Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I really don't have the energy to go into detail, but I wanted to give you a quick update on Wyatt's birth certificate drama. I promise I'll post in more detail later...
Apparently, according to Tennessee state law and regulations for determining a stillbirth, Wyatt's heart was not beating well enough, nor was he breathing well enough to be considered anything other than born still. I was told that technically he was alive, but medically he wasn't... seriously.
I don't even know how to swallow this pill. I am so angry and heartbroken. How dare they try to take away my son's life? The woman I talked to on the phone told me she didn't understand why I was so upset over "just two minutes"... Obviously, she's never lost a baby. Two minutes is an eternity when you're talking about the only time you'll ever have with your child.
I miss Wyatt. I wish he were here and all this would just go away.
Wyatt earned a birth certificate. I won't just roll over on this one.
I'm going to the hospital to get my records tomorrow.
I've sent a letter to our governor...
Apparently, I'll have to do nothing less than change the law to get my son's life recognized by this lovely little state. Well guess what, they've ticked off the wrong mother. If that's what I have to do, bring it on... just not tonight! My head aches, my eyes are swollen, and I'm too upset to think clearly... but tomorrow... they better watch out.