This morning I called the midwife and she wanted me to go to the ER to have an ultrasound and blood work, because otherwise they need a prior authorization for an ultrasound from my insurance. I didn't want to go to the ER because I have a 7 month old that would have to be with me, and I didn't want her sitting around an ER catching who-knows-what, plus she is teething so really fussy, plus- who the heck wants to go to an ER when they think they might be miscarrying? And sit around for hours?
So I ended up getting them to order the blood work for me at the usual lab, and they said I should get an ultrasound at this outside place that my insurance contracts with. I got the blood work done and the hormone levels seemed fine, but they want me to get more done on Monday so they can see what the trend is. After many phone calls that basically took up my whole day, turned out that the outside imaging place couldn't see me until next Friday anyway. And so I said to get started on the prior authorization for the ultrasound at the regular hospital it would normally be at, and then it turns out that they never actually got the authorization for me to even be seen at the clinic I had been dealing with all day, they had the old one on record from my last pregnancy and thought it was current. So now I have to go see my primary care doctor on Wednesday to get him to submit an authorization to go to my midwife clinic, which may take weeks, if it goes at all like it did last time, but I'm hoping that was the incompetence of the old clinic that was doing it last time.
I am really bummed that I might be miscarrying, and having to deal with all this dumb s*@#t right now is really making it a lot more stressful. I just want to have an ultrasound and see what's going on. I would probably not opt to do any interventions, especially since I read this article this morning:
But I just want to know what is happening.
To top it all off, my daughter's birthday party is tomorrow and I have a whole bunch of cooking and decorating to do tonight and tomorrow. I'm going crazy.