Friday, September 21, 2007

Another visit to Doogie Houser (as my husband calls him)

There's the newest pic of my little one. It is between the two little x's if you are wondering.
Okay so I am feeling about 75% better than I was, which is a long way from yesterday afternoon. I was plain pitiful, but feel much better. Although my friends tell me today that I still look AWFUL. I took no offense to this because, well I looked in the mirror this morning and WOW I have had better days. But to be honest yesterday was the worst. I looked like Frankenstein's wife. It was scary. I even thought of taking a picture to show you, but then I decided not to embarrass myself that way. So anyway I had an appointment with my OB today. It went as follows: Mrs. Adams get undressed from the waist and below. So I go and do so and actually didn't have to wait forever to be seen. He came in and did my ultrasound and guess what? There it was plain as day a little beating heart!! I am so happy about it, I even said, "Yeah!" when I saw it. It was pretty awesome. So anyway, Bozo, that' s what I will refer to him as. But before I start I will once again say he's a very nice man, just a few cards short of a deck. So anyway, I get dressed and go into his office where he tells me that he's not too happy about me losing weight, yeah so I lost 3 pounds in a week, SUE me, when food looks, smells, and taste gross that's what happens. I told him it was because I was sick and have been terribly nauseated, not throwing up, but wishing I would at times. So he tells me that I should have called him so he could get me a prescription to help me out. WHAT? You mean to tell me there's something I can take that's healthy for the baby that will knock this crap out? You are kidding me. No, he says I will get you on B6 and Phenergan. I asked once more if it was safe (he said it was);I can't tell you I'm still not a little paranoid about it. I have been researching this all day folks. So anyway just when I think my visit was wonderful he goes yeah you won't be getting another ultrasound until your about 20 weeks. WHAT? Now I know you are really kidding me. I can't wait that long without one. Don't you know my history? Don't you know that the last time I went for 7 weeks without one I then found out I had lost all my fluid? Haven't you read my chart???? He then says about the dumbest thing I have ever heard. "Well if you have any symptoms or leaking like last time come in and we will check you out!" Oh my goodness. So you may not know the story of my first pregnancy but this man should after all he's my trustee doctor, that I had told the story to the previous week. I didn't ever leak fluid, my son's anatomy was messed up causing him to never be able to release the amniotic fluid after he swallowed it. That's what babies do in the womb they drink the fluid in and pee it out, it's a cycle they do over an over again. So anyway, I told him again. I never leaked, there were no symptoms, we wouldn't have known anything was wrong had I not gotten an ultrasound. So he says, "Maybe I should notate that in your chart." You think. WOW. So I was mad. Luckily I am scheduled with the high-risk doc on Oct. 2nd where I will be bringing up the possibility of a new doctor. And no this is not the end of the story. So I go to the pharmacy to get my prescription, where they happen to be using a new system, and wait and wait. About 20-30 minutes later they call me up and say there's a problem with the way my prescription is written up. It only says 4, it doesn't say 4 hours, 4 pills, or anything, just a 4. So they ask me to sit back down while they call the doctor to ask him. To make a long story short. We went thorough this routine about 4 times. They would call me up there and say they were calling the doc to get his opinion on what to give me. Once I had been there for an hour and a half I had all I could take. I had seen the waiting room clear out twice in the time I sat there. So I politely go up to the counter and ask if if would be faster for me to just walk up the the 5th floor to ask him myself. They all looked a little panicked, asking each other "He hasn't called back yet?" Then the pharmacist came and said I apologize for your wait, he probably didn't call back because he was embarrassed about the way he wrote it up. So they finally gave me my medicine in time for me to go out into a horrible rainstorm that soaked me to the bone. Yeah could have been a better day, but hey my baby's heart is beating, it doesn't get much better than that.

5 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

Look, just take your shoe off and beat that silly bastard over the head with it, maybe it'll knock some sense into him...I want you to ask to see his diploma, see if he graduated from the Mount Croghan School of Tin Smithing and Law...I hear they have a premed program...Take that same shoe with you to see the high risk doc and pound his table with it...so they call you a crazy lady, that's what pregnant women are! So they shouldn't complain. And try not to worry...I worry about you worrying, I know that makes no sense...but anxiety is not good for either of you...love ya
Aunt Sandi

Sandi McBride said...

Oh, and I forgot to tell you, my kids always thought Mrs. Frankenstein was quite attractive what with the white streaks up the sides of her hair. Then again, there's no accounting for taste.

Kari said...

So what about the blood test to see if you have to take the shots????

Sandi McBride said...

Yeah, what about the blood test to see if you have to take the shots?

Abbie said...

I've been following your blog about BOZO here for a minute. Please don't play around with him, being that you are high risk, you really need to see a Dr. that KNOWS what he is doing and not take your pregnancy as nonchalant as Bozo's handling it.