Friday, June 5, 2009

Seeing Red

Yesterday morning, I arrived at Animal Kingdom to hang with one of my bloggy bffs, Amanda and her husband. I went to the bathroom ..and there is was. The dreaded Red on the TP. (lots of TMI) I remained calm ..or tried to remain calm and just go about my day. I mean there wasn't much I could do, I was too far to make it back to the dr and I tried to keep telling myself .. Red happens to some ..... I am 13 weeks along ... and it was not alot .. I kept seeing it throughout the day every time I went to the bathroom and at some point there became alot of weird pressure after I peed. I have to sit there to make sure that my bladder would relax and empty. I did call the dr's office and told them I was not close because they wanted me to come in right then ... I instead had to make an appointment for 1:30 today.

I managed to get sleep and went tothe dr office this afternoon with as many calm nerves a possible - but at the Dr office. I almost imploded. This is NOT how i normally handle things but lately I am just soo not myself and unable to communicate my needs/desires ... so I basically got steamrolled at my appointment today. At 1:50 they called me back to sit in the nurses station. Out in the open. Took my bp, had my urine on the counter and announced to whomever walking by and me that there was blood in the urine. Took my temp and asked me my symptoms and then said she would be right back ... Walked away ... came back with a rx for antibiotics and told me they would have to send out my urine and call me next week . And told me to have a nice day ....... That was it. No room, no asking me my weight, no Doppler, no dr even ....... I have never had a bladder infection, UTI or the like so this may very well be the norm ..but now I am fuming .... I can't believe I allowed them to send me on my way w/o ever stepping foot in an exam room .... Or hearing a beating heart ... Maybe irrational but how I am feeling right now. I have a call back in to see if they think it's a UTI, bladder infection or what .... I was so shocked speechless I didn't even ask.

33 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh honey! Hang in there!! I know how that is! You're scared and anxious and you just want them to make it right so you go along and they in turn act like nothing is happening!

Wish I could give you a big hug and a doppler!

Meghan said...

I can not believe they wouldn't bring you back for a HB check. Even if they are 100% sure it's a UTI you'd think they'd at least understand that you want some re-assurance. I'm so sorry they treated you that way. Hoping the antibiotics do the trick though and you start to feel better

Jill, Mommy of Tanner and Josie, our Clomid baby. :o) said...

OMG! What is their number, I am calling them FOR YOU!

I have been on pins and needles all last night and today.

Seriously, send me their #!!!!

Photogrl said...

I'd be seeing red, too!

The way you were treated is unacceptable...

I hope the antibiotic does the trick, and you don't see red again.

((HUGS))

FattyPants said...

Oh no. I just can't believe it. Seriously???? I have a doppler if you want to use it. Just email me and let me know. I'm praying all is okay.

I did bleed a lot during my pregnancy as well, I know its so hard not to worry.

Mommy Shoes said...

Not cool. I would call and complain if I were you. Hello, HIPPA violation.

Jen said...

That majorly sucks. If you get worried enough for the drive, come on down and use my doppler.

Heather said...

I hope they didn't charge you for that visit? They don't deserve a copay - the Bastards!!

I'm pissed for you! I agree with Mommy Shoes - that is a MAJOR HIPPA law violation.

I hope the antibiotics do the trick and you don't see any more red. I know how horrible that can be to see. I did have some spotting once. I was overdoing it and not hydrating enough. Take care of you.

Courtney said...

big hugs! The way you were treated at your appointment was completely unacceptable. Do you have a way to leave a message for your doctor or nurse? I would call and demand to talk to your doctor or nurse. Once you get them on the phone, I would explain to them how you were treated and ask them to have you come in tomorrow for at least a doppler check. I'm so sorry you had to go through all of this!

Janna said...

Seriously???? I don't care what the symptoms are...if there's blood...DO AN U/S! Check on that baby!!! That is SO wrong on SO many levels!!! Girl...call back and ask them to talk to the dr! That's just not right! I'm so sorry you were treated so badly. And, wouldn't they want to know immediately if it was/was not a UTI so as not to have a pregnant lady taking unneeded meds? Holy Cow! I think my BP just went through the roof I'm so upset for you! I'm still praying for you!!!! Keep us posted!!

Kathy said...

Oh Farah! I would feel the same way and would call back and demand, I mean ask nicely, for a u/s and some reassurance that everything is okay w/ MT's baby brother or sister. Hang in there. Seeing blood, though I know it can be somewhat "normal" is never fun and always scary during pregnancy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. (((HUGS)))

seussgirl said...

I'm SO sorry! I hope that you are able to call back and get some answers! I hate when I walk out of a dr. office with more questions than I started with and feel like I didn't have the chance to ask them.

Kim said...

I hate that they treated you so poorly, what a shame! I will be thinking positive thoughts for you.

Mel said...

Infuriating! I would be pissed, you were much calmer than I. I am sure everything is fine, but you still deserved more. Remember, I bled a lot at the beginning in my pregnancy with L and she is just fine.
You are still in my prayers.
*hugs*

missedconceptions said...

Babybeat.com

Rent a doppler for like $20 a month. It saved my sanity.

And :-( on your doctor.

eden said...

Oh sweetie, I hope you are ok. Scary ... even if it's just one teeeny drop of blood, it's scary.

Ummmmm, areholes couldn't even give you a doppler? Cocksuckers.

Thinking of you
xox

Barb said...

I would be very very angry myself. You aren't completely irrational sweetie.

I have had many many uti's. Please email/call me if you have specific questions and maybe I can ease your mind about how they feel so you know that's what it is. There usually IS a weird pressure when you pee, and the feeling like you can't get it all out. Sometimes you don't even go that much. Often accompanied by a burning feeling too. Much of it is too tmi, so e or call me. :)

LitterOf1 said...

Hey I am driving so close to your area... we are so close Farah. I could bring you my medical grade doppler that we bought. Just do gmail chat and I'll log on right now and find you. I know we'd do anything for peace of mind!

My Reality said...

I can't believe it!

I hope the antibiotics do the trick. I hope you get better treatment from here on out.

Dreamer4agift said...

That was absolutely unacceptable on their part! Seriously it makes me so angry for you.

When is your next appt and can you call them to go in for a doppler still?

Adriane said...

What the hell?? That is infuriating! I hope you can go back in and get an exam of some sort.

Hopeful Terri said...

How awful. Especially knowing how hard it was to get MT. I can't believe this!!! Where is the compassion, where is the bed side manners??? My fingers are crossed that all is well. I would suggest getting a new OB/ one w/ a heart.

Best of luck. Drink Lots of cranberry juice (not the cocktail).

My_Herstory said...

I would have thought they would have done a HB check.. but hopefully there is no worries and the antibiotics work. Hang in there!

Caro said...

Oh love, I'm sorry. I hope things get better soon.

Mxlynn said...

When you give them your urine they can tell right there in office if you have UTI but if you had blood in it, they send it off to make it just blood from UTI and not coming from kidneys. So, yes you did have UTI, there were just sending it off to make sure. That why gave you antibiotics. And yes, you have litlle bit blood if you have a UTI.

I am so sorry they should have explained more things to you hon!! That just not right!! Nurse and doctors can be such buttfaces! Hope your doing better now.

Cibele said...

sorry to hear about this. I had MANY UTI during my pregnancy and everytime they checked me, heard if the the baby was okay. Take care and call them again. HUGS

AJ's mommy said...

I know we have already talked... but I cannot believe that they treated you this way. You probably handled it much nicer than alot of people would! I hope you get some answers today.. if not maybe search out a new dr. if you aren't dead set on that one!

Jamie said...

I can't believe they would do that to you. I am sure everything is fine though. Hopefully they get your results super soon!

hope548 said...

That is terrrible, I'm so sorry. I hope everything is ok!

Nicky said...

Holy crap that is inexcusable! It does sound like a UTI, which sucks in its own right, but not doing a simple HB check is ridiculous. Best of luck! And yeah, I'd call them back and insist on being checked just to be sure.

Amy said...

I'm WAY behind in my reading and commenting...but I hope that things are better now. Sorry you had to deal with what sounds like an uncaring staff!

Leah said...

Go back in and demand they do a heartbeat check, instead of worrying and waiting.

Katie said...

OH, GOD. I am sorry I missed this. You need to update us. I am worried.