Oh, and Beautiful? She's still in terrible pain. Unexplained terrible pain. But the baby is fine. Doctors? Sometimes they suck. Like the ER doc who, once convinced Beautiful doesn't have blood clots or any heart or lung issues, couldn't be bothered to answer other questions and left us with a diagnosis of "Pain due to inflammation." Inflammation of what, you ask? Yeah. I would have asked that too if the man hadn't sprinted out of the room never to be seen again.
Oh, and the bitchy after hours nurse at the OBGYN clinic who told Beautiful that the severe chest pain wasn't pregnancy related and therefore wasn't their problem and that Beautiful needed to see a GP? And the GP's office who refused to see Beautiful on the grounds that it was specifically a pregnancy related problem and she should see her OBGYN? Bastards. All of them.
Things I have learned which I pretty much knew already but had a refresher course in:
- You either need an advocate or have to be in tune enough to be your own advocate when dealing with anything medical or insurance related. Which can be difficult when you're in horrifying pain and scared about your baby's well-being.
- Mary can be counted upon between the hours of 9:30 pm and 2:45 am to do some googling and get some solid information when the ER doc is a dick. (Oops, sorry Beautiful, I know you don't want to hear your mother speaking that way. Don't read that sentence : )
- Beautiful's boyfriend? This boy moved Heaven and Earth to leave work and be by her side during the hospital night. And really? That's what a mom wants to know about the guy who has gotten her young daughter pregnant. That he's going to be a stand-up guy and take care of her. Which I already knew, but seeing it in action made me feel all warm and fuzzy. And the fact that he wants their daughter's middle name to be Kristin? Also doesn't hurt my feelings : )
- Having no computer for OVER A WEEK and not being able to read e-mail or stay in touch with blogging buddies? SUCKS. A lot.
I'll be in touch. Eventually.