by jeffcanfield (5 Posts), Mon Sep 10, 2007 07:53 pm
High I am brand new here and I am scarred and worried and very confused by the actions of my wifes OB.
My wife has been having severe headaches for over a week. She has had pain in her abdomen. Her blood pressure has been in the 140 to 175 over 90 to 110.
She called her OB and the OB sent her to the emergency room. (Why not the OB's office). We sat and waited. Finally after 2 hours we were let in and my wife had her urine tested. 1 gram of protein in her urine.
The OB finally comes in and tells my wife that she "cannot have preeclampsia", because my wife is only 19 weeks along.
The OB then asks if my wife has had headaches. My wife says yes and that they are severe. The OB throws her hands up and tells the ER Doc that "these are the worst headaches of her life, so give her a cat scan." OB walks off.
My wife is crying at this point because just before this the OB had told my wife that there is a chance the protein in the urine means the baby will die.
The OB was at the ER for all of 3 minutes. My wife was given a high blood pressure medication and nothing else. No instructions for bed rest, or to see her at her office, etc.
We are going to look for a new OB! If anyone knows of a good one in Austin, Texas please let me know?
The thing that bothers me is that the OB was upset that my wife was at the ER, after the OB told her to go there? Also after reading this afternoon, it seems as the OB should have been much more proactive, knowing that my wife is suffering from headaches, high blood pressure, stomach pain? Why did the OB wait two weeks to send us to the ER?