by jjbeck (413 Posts), Mon Nov 03, 2003 07:02 am
I have a peri for my HG, but he was only for the HG and managing it with steroids as my OB never had a case of refractory HG. Anyway, should I contact him regarding the BP or wait for my OB to suggest it?
It is frusterating. I have a hard time even being able to reach my OB. When I call the will not put me throught to her ever. I have to go through the nurse. The nurse and I do not get along at all. From the beginning of my pg she has given me a hard time with my HG. After explaining to her that I had HG severly a few years ago and that I felt it coming on again and I wanted to be treated early, she told me that every PG is different and that it was not policy to treat it unless I was sicker....eat crackers ( even though before I got PG my OB agreed we should be very proactive and treat early). I had to wait until I was vomiting uncontrollably before she would give me the Zofran and even then I had to beg for it. All this time, they would never put me through to the OB. When the 8 mg per day of Zofran did not work, I went right up to max dose of 32 MG which my OB had suggested the last time. WHen I called for a refill, the nurse said she would could not refill, 32 mg was not their policy, only 16 mg. It wasnt until I told her that it was thew OB that told me I could go this high. Everytime I had to call, the nurse was always saying policy this or policy that. At one point she ask if this pg was planned when I told her yes, she said so you are sure you want this baby? I just broke down. Even on max dose of zofran, I was still vomiting a lot and losing wt fast. I lost 12 pounds in a week and a half and was spilling ketones and dehydarated. The last time I spoke with the nurse, she actually laughed at me when I began crying. For me this was it. I finally screamed at her and hung up. My DH spoke with the Ob and the nurse is no longer allowed to call my house, but I still cannot call and get a direct line to my OB and they say I have to go through her nurse. Now if I had a bit more brain funtion and was able to drive, I would have switched OBs because of this. But I dont. Not only that, but I really like my OB and at this point do not know if it is a good idea to switch.
Anyway, I am rambling and apologize but I get so frusterated thinking about that nurse.
Thanks for listening...or reading.