Ok, judge if you want. I'm on child #3 and don't know what it feels like to have my water break (an epidural is a beautiful thing.)
I DO have to be very careful, though. If my water breaks I deliver within an hour. Our hospital is a half an hour away. Well, last night I had a warm trickle. . .
and decided to call the doc, who asked me to run in to L&D, just to be safe. I just missed the closing of the building and had to check in through the ER. . .
Where I sat for TWO HOURS! Seriously, two hours.
I waited, while. . .
a drug addict begged for a shot of demerol. She was told multiple times she couldn't have ANOTHER shot that night.
A mother and son arrived, and continued to wrestle, slap box and tickle each other while waiting to be called.
The man across from me complained about a stomach ache.
There were several headaches. The room was literally full of people with headaches. con't. . .
Answer by pagan_mama at 11:53 AM on Jul. 3, 2009
At my hospital, you checked in and then were sent directly up to L & D. Did you ask if this was a normal route after hours? L & D may close as far as an entry point, but they are never closed for business. Did you call your doctor from the hospital? I would have.
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Answer by SecretSuzy at 11:28 AM on Jul. 3, 2009
Well, it will be worse.
However, what the heck kind of hospital was that? Every hospital I've worked at andthe ones (2) I delivered my kids at, the women in labor were taken directly to L & D... sorry but that really threw me off. It's strange.
Anyway, all ERs are full of "seekers" or addicts who are out looking for their fix so nothing will ever change there. And in defense of the headache people. There are times when my migraines get so bad that I've HAD to go to the ER. I try not to let them get that bad, but every once in a while they do. It sucks too because any movement and light makes me puke my guts out when I'm like that. Fortunately I've always been able to get right in because my pain is so serious.
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