Saturday, December 7, 2013

Transferred to OB Early

While this isn't a perfect solution it is a solution that hopefully will work.  Dr. Beasley called my home phone while I was out yesterday getting a tree to let me know that they are going to open an investigation up on Dr. Saunders.  In the meanwhile since she will be the only doctor in the clinic on Monday and my appointment is on Monday Dr. Beasley has moved me over to the OB clinic.

I will be seeing Dr. Curlin at 1030 hrs on Monday for an ultrasound.  He is actually Dr. Beasley's boss or so he said.  I still have a bit of anxiety in moving over to OB this soon as J and I were discussing actually picking an OB off post since the OB on post is crowded with patients that it is hard to get seen, especially if you have a possible high risk pregnancy.

I might not be considered high risk.
Why?  I'm not sure.  After looking over all the guidelines I thought for sure I'd fall into the high risk category under the weight (200 lbs or more) , age (over 35) , asthma, thyroid, and hypertension (long standing at 4+ years of being on meds) issues.  Seems that because they are so over crowded I'd be only considered high risk if I were also carrying twins, of which we don't know if I am or not as of yet for sure.

I am hoping that my pregnancy will get the much needed care it deserves as I'd hate to lose a pregnancy due to hypertension because they can't fit me into their busy schedules.  Yes that is a big scare to me.  I spoke with Maternal Fetal Medicine two years back and they said I had a 50-50 chance of surviving a pregnancy.  A risk I'm willing to take.  So to not be considered high risk just blows my mind.  I'd love to have an uncomplicated pregnancy where I only had to be seen maybe four times!

I am hoping that Dr. Curlin will be willing to send over the results from the ultrasound and TSH blood draw to PNW.  I do have a fax number to give him and have called over to PNW to let them know about the change of time and change of doctor.  They are glad that I'll be seen by a different doctor as they know I've had problems, so have they, with Dr. Saunders in the past.


  1. Glad to hear you will be seeing a different doctor. Hopefully that brings the stress level down for you. Looking forward to hearing about your next ultrasound. :)

  2. I wasn't considered high risk with V despite my risk factors either... I don't know how they decide that. Maybe you can ask the OB about if you should be referred out to a MFM when you see them, after going over all your issues?

    I hope the appointment goes well, I'll be thinking of you. Glad you won't see the one doctor, at the very least.

  3. If you're willing to travel a little bit, I can refer you to my OB in Kirkland. He'll treat you properly and given your history, he'll let you have as many appointments as you want. Told me I could come in daily for ultrasounds if I wanted because my mental health was important too. I took him up on the offer of "I need to see my babies today because I'm scared for no reason" a couple of times.

  4. I wasn't considered high risk either, even though I was 35, pregnant with twins, and had major abdominal surgery and fibroids! I would have bet your history would have put you in the high risk category, but apparently you have to have more problems?? High blood pressure is a buggy.

  5. Even if you are high risk you will still need to be seen by an OB who will manage your overall care and delivery. They will then refer you to a MFM. I had no medical issues, except age, and was referred to a MFM immediately so I will be surprised of you don't. You will see your OB on a set schedule regardless and the MFM visits will be coordinated between your OB visits, at least that is how it worked for me. Hope this helps.

    Glad the Dr. is being investigated and you don't have to see her. All the best for Monday :-)

  6. I hope your appointment goes well, I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

  7. Sending thought this morning as your on your way....


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