Wednesday, October 22, 2008

And the frustration continues...

I met M at the OB clinic just after noon today - she was already hooked up to the monitor, but said that she'd only been there for a couple of minutes. The Doodle-bops was doing her usual - moving around a lot, had a killer case of the hiccups there for a while, but still had a heartrate steady in the 130s. The nurse practitioner came in and took a look at the print out - told us that the baby wasn't doing what they wanted.

Of course, I decided to question her about the supposed biophysical profile that was conducted on Friday - oh, yes, she assured me, they DID do a complete biophysical profile. So, I asked what it included - well, for one, they're supposed to watch the baby breathe. We know the tech did NOT do that - though the NP said that she could do that "in a nanosecond". Yeah, right... I'm not buying it. I argued for a while, then gave up. I think the tech took the easy way out and then "fudged" the report - but that's just my opinion.

The NP left for a while and went to check with the OB who saw M at the hospital on Friday night - said that the OB was happy with the ultrasound and said that there was nothing to worry about - that the baby had had 2 decent accelerations on Friday night that she was very happy with and now all is fine. M argued that she couldn't have been all that happy with the results, since she decided that M had to have an ultrasound on Friday - couldn't wait until Monday as she had suggested earlier. Overall, I got the feeling that they are just trying to BS their way out of this and don't want to be bothered further.

So, what are we going to do?? M has another OB appointment next Thursday - if she is not measuring much better (we were at 31-32 cm last week, she needs to be at least 33 or 34 next week, even though we'll be 36 wks), then M is going to call the peri and schedule an appointment with him. I remember my friend saying that her surro's OB wouldn't take the IUGR seriously and she had to switch to a peri to get the care that baby B needed... seems to be a trend. Hopefully that won't be necessary, but we'll do what we have to do. All I really want right now is more frequent monitoring, so that we can stay on top of this and make sure that she doesn't fall any farther behind. The excuse of "girls just measure smaller" doesn't work with us, because M has a daughter and she measured right on target the entire pregnancy. Problem is, they haven't figured out yet that they're not dealing with their average clients here - we're not intimidated by medical degrees, we have medical degrees and just a bit of knowledge between us. But, we'll see what happens next week, I guess... 4 more weeks, 4 more weeks....

1 comments:

JourneyofHope said...

oh that's frustrating. So many mixed messages. Hang in there lady. Doodlebops is going to be just fine and cute and perfect. Hugs.