Lisa McPherson's baby-watch logs

The logs were released in the summer of 1997 on orders from the judge hearing the McPherson estate's lawsuit

FSO 152 [?]

Sat 2 Dec

Dear Sir,

1AM - 3AM I gave her 4 Valarian root capsules, 4 Orinthane (not positive of

the name -- haven't seen the bottle, but it is one of the herbal sleeping preparations) and approx 6 oz cal mag.

She has gotten drowsy from time to time but at 3 AM is still awake and talking.

We also cut her fingernails. This will reduce the risk of scratches to

herself & us. She has scratches and abrasions all over her body & on elbows

& knees has pressure sores. None of them are open & none of them look


8 AM She slept for 2 hours -- 1 hr at a time, talking & basicly immobile

while awake.

I will give her more of the herbal sleep preparations & will be in comm

with Janice later about other measures to ensure she gets some serious

sleep today.

The finances for her protein drinks ran out last night. I was in comm a security guard who said the source of the money was Lisa's employer & he thought he could get more this morning.

I suggested we buy Vita Soy from the canteen & protein powder & yogurt & I

make the shakes. This would make it go farther this time. I have a

refrigerator in the housekeeping room next to Lisa's room.

10 AM I haven't given her the herbs as she has been sleeping, sometimes

soundly but fitfully also. Next time she wakes up enough to start talking

I'll give them to her.

12:00 Just finished giving her 2 Valarian root caps, 3 Orinthane tablets &

abt 2 oz cal mag.

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FSO 00153 [?]

2 PM Appears to be awakening. She has tried to stand several times but is

not strong enough yet. I am going to feed her some mashed bananna & protein powder. Have been in comm /c Security re getting more money for her.

3 PM She just finished the bananna, protein powder & 4 containers of half & half.

She is resting now. She originated that she knows we are trying to help her although she doesn't know our names and we don't talk to her. The rest of

her comm is the usual confused stuff.

She also had a couple ozs of water.

Body wise she is very restful & gentle. She has tried to stand a couple of times but is not strong enough.

[time illegible] Has been laying on the bed sleeping & resting. [time illegible] Fixing more bananna & protein powder & half & half. [page break]

FSO 00154 [?]

7 - 8 PM Fed her another bananna w/protein powder & half & half. Also got a protein shake & gave her about 2 oz & 1 oz cal mag & OJ

1:00 She has been resting & dozing -- talking from time to time.

She feels the pain of the bruises on her body and comments on it when she is moved or bumps herself.

Also, was very lucid when being fed & commented on the milkshake & that it was bananna flavor.

1:00 - 1:30 Tried to feed her again but wouldn't take anything. She thought we were psyches or other enemies who wanted to kill her.

Also tried more valarian root. She just got whatever would be absorbed under the tongue.


10 AM She slept most of the time -- several hours of really good deep sleep. When she awakened this AM she was very confused & combative & continues

At 5 AM she got 2 more chloralhydrates & has slept very well since then.

11:30 She is almost fully awake. We are going to feed her the rest of her protein shake & follow it up w/more valarian root, orinthane & cal mag.

She has had 6 oz cup of water through the night the items above.

4:30 Had another 4 ozs of OJ and cal mag. She had about 2 1/2 hours of sound sleep -- interspersed with restlessness.

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FSO 00155

At one point it seemed she wanted a sweater on. I put it on her & she thanked me.

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