Pile up on Aisle Field of Dreamz.. Part One.

We all want the best for our loved ones.. especially our children..

Monday, a routine trip to feed the troopz, turned into a couple day stay in the hospital.

Without my laptop, I, quickly, turned to the camera, on the phone, and a small notebook, to pen-blog my way through the chaos.

Some stomach cramping and then severe back pain, led us to Urgent Care. I was thinking a quick muscle relaxer shot.. ya know.. that must be it.. although I recognized the symptoms and had been paying attention, before this..

The few times this had happened before (never this severe) were so seldom, Girlie didn’t even remember them.

The Urgent Care Doctor administered Morphine and sent us to Summerville Medical Center for a Stat Ultrasound.

But wait.. as we are walking out of the Urgent Care, the receptionist informs us that she has not had a moment to call for a referral, from the Naval Hospital. She hands me a phone number and tells me to call for the referral en route to get the UltraSound.

Umm.. ok..

The after-hours nurses station answers the phone and asks if I require the attention of a registered nurse.

Ummm.. I guess not??

They take down all of our information and then tell me, “Due to heavy call volume, it may take up to one hour for a registered nurse to return your call. Do not proceed until you have been advised by the nurse.”

Ummm.. ok..

While sitting in the parking lot, outside where I’m supposed to be getting my child an emergency procedure/test, I’m waiting on the Government Medical to return my call??

The receptionist calls me, from the Urgent Care, to inquire about the phone call.. I’m starting to think this is about getting paid. Hmm. I tell her that the Naval Hospital has told me to wait for the call back..

The receptionist calls me, again, to tell me that the doctor said if this could wait, he would not have ordered it “stat” and to proceed inside. He says he’s calling it an emergency.

We go inside and register. We are told that she can not have an ultrasound if she has eaten in the last eight hours. Dinner caused this. While waiting in the waiting room, I over-hear, the receptionist tell someone “the doctor says to do it anyway.”

Go Doc!

Clearly, the x-ray tech has some underlying something going on.. we are told that the radiologist will only read films if there are gall stones. She does a 2 second check, before getting started, and says “okay. I’ll be right back.” Hmm

I watched as the x-ray tech (is that what they are called, because I would not want to offend anyone?) started measuring stones..

Overheard, “There is no denying *THAT.*”

In a whirlwind of information, we were off to be direct-admitted, to my least favorite place, in North Chuck.. Trident Medical Center! (Please know that I’m aware that Summerville Med Center is also Trident..)

(to be continued..)

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Pile up on Aisle Field of Dreamz.. Part One.

We all want the best for our loved ones.. especially our children..

Monday, a routine trip to feed the troopz, turned into a couple day stay in the hospital.

Without my laptop, I, quickly, turned to the camera, on the phone, and a small notebook, to pen-blog my way through the chaos.

Some stomach cramping and then severe back pain, led us to Urgent Care. I was thinking a quick muscle relaxer shot.. ya know.. that must be it.. although I recognized the symptoms and had been paying attention, before this..

The few times this had happened before (never this severe) were so seldom, Girlie didn’t even remember them.

The Urgent Care Doctor administered Morphine and sent us to Summerville Medical Center for a Stat Ultrasound.

But wait.. as we are walking out of the Urgent Care, the receptionist informs us that she has not had a moment to call for a referral, from the Naval Hospital. She hands me a phone number and tells me to call for the referral en route to get the UltraSound.

Umm.. ok..

The after-hours nurses station answers the phone and asks if I require the attention of a registered nurse.

Ummm.. I guess not??

They take down all of our information and then tell me, “Due to heavy call volume, it may take up to one hour for a registered nurse to return your call. Do not proceed until you have been advised by the nurse.”

Ummm.. ok..

While sitting in the parking lot, outside where I’m supposed to be getting my child an emergency procedure/test, I’m waiting on the Government Medical to return my call??

The receptionist calls me, from the Urgent Care, to inquire about the phone call.. I’m starting to think this is about getting paid. Hmm. I tell her that the Naval Hospital has told me to wait for the call back..

The receptionist calls me, again, to tell me that the doctor said if this could wait, he would not have ordered it “stat” and to proceed inside. He says he’s calling it an emergency.

We go inside and register. We are told that she can not have an ultrasound if she has eaten in the last eight hours. Dinner caused this. While waiting in the waiting room, I over-hear, the receptionist tell someone “the doctor says to do it anyway.”

Go Doc!

Clearly, the x-ray tech has some underlying something going on.. we are told that the radiologist will only read films if there are gall stones. She does a 2 second check, before getting started, and says “okay. I’ll be right back.” Hmm

I watched as the x-ray tech (is that what they are called, because I would not want to offend anyone?) started measuring stones..

Overheard, “There is no denying *THAT.*”

In a whirlwind of information, we were off to be direct-admitted, to my least favorite place, in North Chuck.. Trident Medical Center! (Please know that I’m aware that Summerville Med Center is also Trident..)

(to be continued..)

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