Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Time to cut the bullshit!

I guess that the OBs think M and I are just plain stupid... M called the OB's office on Monday; the nurse told her that the u/s was fine, so the baby is fine - nothing at all to worry about, apparently. So M asked "what about the fact that she failed the NSTs?" Well, whoever answered the phone didn't now, so she went to ask someone else, and the NP got on the phone... fine, I like her well enough - we've seen her in the office a couple of times.

Well, SHE told M that the Doodle-bops scored 8 of 8 on the biophysical profile. BUT, in our uneducated opinion (supported by my Fiesty Smurf's very educated information), they didn't do a biophysical profile on the baby on Friday. All they did was measurements on her and the fluid levels - they didn't assess her movement, didn't look for fine motor movements, didn't watch her breathe, didn't doppler her cord, didn't do ANY of that. The entire thing took less than 10 minutes. Fiesty, who happens to be an OB nurse working in a fertility clinic, says that a biophysical profile takes a minimum of 30 minutes. So, there's no way that the tech did one!

Anyway, when M persisted, as she is apt to do, they agreed to repeat the NST tomorrow when M gets off work. M is supposed to call me when it's over, but I think that I'm going to drive up and meet her, 'cause I can, and because I'm going to freakin' go ballistic if the Doodle-bops fails AGAIN and they blow it off!

We only have 4 weeks left - THANK GOD - because I don't think I can take much more of this! I know it's a royal P.I.T.A., but if she needs weekly monitoring, then by damn she's going to get it! I do NOT want my daughter born at 5-1/2# because the OB doesn't want to be bothered...


JourneyofHope said...

UGH! That so hard Stef. I am so glad that you and Mere are working together to get this sorted out. What a gong show but I am sure that everything is going to be fine. But I am a firm believer in dhecking, double-checking and triple checking myself. If only the health care industry could work together. You are in my thoughts.

Melissa said...

Wow, I'm surprised the OB is dropping the ball. Gook luck with this next test. You are in my thoughts!! And only 4 weeks left...woohoo!!!!