Don't sugarcoat it! *RANT*
posted 9th Oct
Sunday afternoon I noticed I had started bleeding being 8 weeks pregnant I was automatically concerned, but being that I have miscarried multiple times I knew there was no point in rushing to the hospital. Bleeding is sometimes normal in early pregnancy, also if it were a miscarriage there is nothing they could do anyhow. Yesterday the bleeding was very heavy but more concerning was the pain, I gave in and went to the hospital, for fear of tubal pregnancy since increased risk having experienced one prior. I was sat in the hallway not even a bed, just two chairs for my husband and myself. I pleaded for at least Motrin or Tylenol, after waiting 2 hours for a nurse to even come by, my pleads went unanswered. Yet Cracky McCracken placed in the hall across from me had been shot up multiple times, even after the nurses and doctors all stated rather loudly and blatantly that the only reason he was there was for a morphine fix! Yet I can't get Tylenol, thanks Doc. After blood work, ultrasound and pelvic exam and sitting in the hallway for 6 hours, I'm told the baby is measured at 6 weeks, issue #1 ultrasound 2 weeks ago measured at 6 weeks viable pregnancies don't just stop growing. Then stated Betta levels at 7786, issue #2 almost same number as 10 days ago, which the level is supposed to double every 2 days. Then states there is a heartbeat, but extremely slow, slower than an average adults, viable pregnancies more like 100's. This doctor then states that I can't take any kind of medicine because it will be harmful for the baby and the baby should bounce back! This highly irritates me, please I'm a grown woman, in the military whose experienced different kinds of loss including miscarriage. Call a spade a spade, I do not believe in giving false hope. Please understand I am not a cynic, I am a big girl who can handle the hard truth. I will not burst into tears in your office. I will hold my composer and grieve in my own time and way.quote
posted 9th Oct
With your history, I probably would have made an appt with the OB. I understand it's a scary thing and your experience sounds horrible... but you could have taken tylenol at home and saved yourself the trouble. And a much shorter wait in the office.
Also- if you're bleeding, I definitely wouldn't take Motrin. Especially if you don't know that it's NOT a miscarriage.
A lot of ER docs just do basic obstetrics, so while they might have sounded dumb to you (and very well could have been), it's not their practice so it's nothing that will likely change.
I'm sorry about your experience