Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Two Still On Board!

I have a lot to catch up on, but the most important thing is that yesterday’s appointment went very well, and H and I saw both hearts beating in sync with each other. My RE, who must have figured out I’m obsessive compulsive about info by now, did not tell me the heart rates or any measurements when I asked how everything was measuring, only saying that both babies are measuring the same size and everything is within the normal range. I was very relieved, and H was very impressed to see them both for the first time. Baby A is still tucked in a corner that is harder to see than Baby B, but we could definitely see both of them. They grew a lot in just a week and a half. It was so exciting to see them with H, and we had a great time celebrating afterwards. I still won't feel safe until we're beyond 12 weeks, but I do feel better.

So with that, at 8 weeks, I am released back to my regular ObGyn and have a referral to the peri. I’m told my ultrasounds with the peri will be super, as he has the 4-D equipment. Those 4-D scans kinda freak me out though.

My issue today is that I called my ObGyn to make an appointment, and in doing so I remembered how very much I can’t stand them. After being on hold for a half hour, they were able to schedule my first appointment for a month from now. Ten doctors, three locations (all of which I’m willing to drive to), and the best they can do is a month. Even the peri, who my RE says is always booked, is seeing me in 2 weeks. The other problem is that my RE recommends I only see 2 different doctors max since I’m high risk and they will need to be well acquainted with my status, and immediately on the phone the receptionist told me it would be impossible for me to limit the number of doctors I see there to just two.

So, the hunt for an ObGyn is on. These folks have mangled my paperwork, messed up my appointments, and have left me hanging in waiting rooms for countless hours (though they charge patients a $25 fee if they are more than 10 minutes late). There is no way I want them handling my high risk pregnancy. I’m nervous about finding somewhere new, but it must be better than putting up with these people and getting more and more frustrated by them.

7 comments:

Hopeful Mother said...

I am so happy to hear that you still have 2 on board! How wonderful for you both to experience the u/s together.

Good luck with your doctor saga - keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

Wow - I can't believe how unaccomodating they are being! What the heck is up with that? Hope you find a better office that is more in tune to your needs. I don't think restricting it to 2 doctors is a big deal, hello. It's not too much to ask.

Glad A and B are doing wonderfully!!

Heather said...

I'm so glad they are both doing well!

Good luck with finding a new Doc - hope the next one is ten times better!

Melissa said...

Oh Emmie..I totally feel your pain. Through my whole "tumor on the ovary" fiasco I've had the same problems with my gyn. They take days to call me back, they are rude on the phone and they don't seem friendly or competent at all. When I asked another office for a second opinion I was blown away! They were AWESOME. They requested my records, had them in hand, and SAW me within hours. They've been on top of things from the get go. I'm glad I went with my gut feeling to go along with that office..So, try not to worry about switching. Follow your gut instinct-it's normally right. I'm hoping you find an awesome office with a great staff and awesome doctors!!

Sunny said...

Yeah to the babies!!!!

SaraS-P said...

Congrats on the good appointment.

Sorry you have to transition to the madness of your ob practice.

luolin said...

I'm so glad to read your good news.

Good luck with the search for a better Ob-Gyn. It's hard to be assertive when tired and queasy!