Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A rough week!!!

This week has been a rough week to say the least! All weekend I experienced weird surges in my back and down my legs. They wrapped around my sides but never went all the way around my stomach. They would last for hours and I even had to go in to get a couple of shots of Brethine to get them to stop. Tuesday morning I woke up to a raging ear ache in my left ear. The canal had swollen shut. I decided to call in for a sub and I was just so thankful I had my student teacher who could plan most of the day for me. I had to go over just to get a few things ready, but I was able to go home and try and rest. The pain was so intense that I didn't do much sleeping, but at least I didn't have to work!
I was able to get a doctor's appt with my family practice doc that morning and it was all down hill from there. I had a major breakdown in the office and told him how scared I was to be dealing with ear issues again. I dealt with them all through Juanito's pregnancy and I lost him. How was I going to get through this again. I just love my doc! He understood me completely and was so compasionate! He took one look at my ear and said that he didn't want to play around with this. he got right on the phone and ordered IV antibiotics. He knows my history and he didn't want to risk anything with this baby girl!!!
After I left his office I felt better, but I was still very scared and I wanted to talk to my OB about all of it. I called and spoke to his nurse who was a complete jerk. She didn't feel like I needed to be seen and that I was overreacting. She had the nerve to tell me everything was going to be fine. Does she not remember that she said the same thing to me with Juanito and it wasn't fine. I was livid and asked her to please talk to the doctor and call me back. She called back a couple of hours later and made sure to tell me that THEY didn't feel it was necessary to see me, but if I wanted to come in I could.
At 1:40 I went in and when she took me back she told me to quit my crying. I wasn't even crying. I looked at her and told her that if she was in this much pain and this sick she would look this way too. When the doctor came in I made sure to tell him how she made me feel and that they were working for me. I didn't deserve to be treated that way. I had lost a son and she needed to be sensitive towards that!
He was amazing and listened. He spent a good 30 minutes with me explaining the antibiotics I was going to be on and talking about the next few weeks. He checked my cervix and I was so happy to hear that I hadn't changed. Still only a fingertip!!! I left the appt feeling better! I even got an apology from his nurse. She tried to give me a hug, but I wouldn't hug her back. I just explained to her that there are certain ways to treat a BLM and she needed to be careful with her patients who have suffered a loss. I also mentioned that some of the things she said to me she should never say to a patient in general. We are all looking for support through this and that I didn't need opinions!
After all of that I was exhausted and went home to bed. I broke down and took a loratab because the pain was so intense. Around 5:00pm a home health nurse came and placed my IV. It was nice to be able to tell her which vein to use because it is the best. The IV slipped in very easily and I will be giving myself Rocefin for the next week. I just pray this is the last time I have to go through all of this!!!
Here is a pic of the IV I get to sport for the week. Sorry no face shots, cuz I look horrible!!!

6 comments:

  1. Praying for you and that things are all on the up side now.
    {{HUGS}}

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  2. Hugs to you I hope all will be well with you and you get through this soon. Feel better

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  3. Michelle, I'm so sorry. The nerve of some people. I'm glad you voiced your opinion so hopefully it won't happen again to someone else. I'm glad the drugs are working and Brisa is cooperating. I'm sorry about your poor ears!! Again!!!

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  4. I am SO sorry you are having all these health problems. And that nurse didn't make things better. Where is her compassion? I'm praying for you, hon, and hope you are much better soon.

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  5. Praying for you daily!! I am so sorry! Maybe you have taught that nurse a thing or two!!

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  6. I'm glad you're on the antibiotics. The nerve of that nurse! I am glad you stuck up for yourself!

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