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September 21st, 2010, 04:31 AM
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I said I would update y'all on what's happening with me... I had an appointment today with my 'specialist consultant' it went a little like this...

RING RING :"Hello Gemma?, Sorry, your appointment it cancelled"

Sorry what now!? CANCELLED>!??!?!?!?!?!? I'm so angry. So now I've to WAIT til tomoorrow. APPARENTLY she will be in a dif clinic. She won't be at a hospital though will she, my delivery hospital. Just a poxy little room in the town. This is a freaking JOKE! Said we will just og to hospital anyway til we are seen.

"You won't get seen, I guarantee it. You'll be wasting your time. Just be patient and wait til tomorrow"

Now, the real SPECIALISTS in my condition rang. We have books published by them, so my mother decided she would phone them the other day to ask advice. They are less than happy. VERY unhappy. I shouldn't have went past 38 weeks. Plain and simple. They are now very worried at what the outcome will be now that I'm edging towards 41 weeks. I kept saying to my consultant to arrange a c-section. She told me no. The REAL specialists said that like 90% of EDS patients require a section. Natural birth is FAR too risky. Especially OVER term. A PLANNED section needs to happen so they can have all the bags of blood ready for transfusion and such as It's likely I'll need one

They are going to call her personally. To express their outrage.

Meanwhile, I'm still pregnant. I have a ANOTHER funeral to attend tomorrow.

I should probably organise mine

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September 21st, 2010, 04:38 AM
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Oh my word! I came on here just to see your update and this is not the one I expected! I really thought that someone would have heard the voice of reason yesterday and that they would have acted immediately to have your baby delivered. I'm glad the real specialists (who seem to have a thread of common sense running through them) are going to get involved because it really is disgraceful how you have been treated up to this point.

I hope that you are able to get some rest/comfort today and that the funeral is not too stressful for you. We definitely don't want the next funeral to be yours!
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September 21st, 2010, 04:42 AM
mrsdaiwa24's Avatar Amy, soon-to-be-mama of 2
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I am so angry that you've been put into this situation. I cannot believe the level of incompetence being displayed by your so-called "specialist consultant". I hope that the real specialists are able to help you.

Keeping you and Jayden in my thoughts!
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September 21st, 2010, 04:46 AM
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Thanks girls

Honestly. I feel like I'm being punished or something. I hope nothing bad happens to my sweet boy... I'm less concerned about me. To be honest all of this isn't helping that I've been feeling down.
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September 21st, 2010, 04:59 AM
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I can understand that completely. I spend a portion of each day crying because I'm so scared my little half-uterus isn't going to be able to contain my full-term baby. I'm beginning to think that doctors can't decipher between normal end-of-term emotions and genuine fear that something might go wrong. It's like they just expect us to be emotional and write off our concerns because of it.
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September 21st, 2010, 05:47 AM
alethia's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Can i go over and beat them for you!? Gsh! I'm so glad your mom called and that they are going to call for you - because something needs to be done! Hopefully resolution is coming soon!! I'm sorry you're having to go through all of this!!!
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September 21st, 2010, 06:48 AM
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Gemma, i am so sorry that you are going through this, i will send you all my good thoughts today ..........i wish we all lived closer.... can you imagine 20-30 pregos and new moms storming into a L&D together demanding better care for you... i bet they would be shocked into listening to you

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September 21st, 2010, 06:53 AM
OwensMommy25's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Thinking about you.. I'm not quite sure of the situation but it sounds dangerous. I hope you get better care.
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September 21st, 2010, 07:00 AM
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Oh, Gemma!!! I'm so glad your mom took initiative. Too bad you can't switch "specialists" and just get the c-sec and solid care!!! I wish their call to your current doc sparks some movement and you have baby Jay here ASAP! ((HUGS)) sweetie!
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September 21st, 2010, 07:54 AM
mt23hc's Avatar Melissa
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oh sweetie,no no no! tats not fair & not right.
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September 21st, 2010, 07:58 AM
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I do wish we all lived close. Being in Scotland renders me practically alone! Don't even wanna bother getting out of bed...Well I haven't it's almost 4pm here and I haven't bothered.

I swear, if anything happens I will not hesitate to get the law involved.
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September 21st, 2010, 08:02 AM
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Oh my lord.. what a mess they have created! I am thinking of you Gemma. This is really not right. Be careful hun. Sending you a big hug...
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September 21st, 2010, 08:15 AM
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I literally cannot believe these so called specialist are not doing anything??? I'm so sorry your going through this and feeling down, with good reason obviously. It is so ridiculous!! Praying the real specialist can make a difference for you ASAP!!
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September 21st, 2010, 09:24 AM
molly_jean's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Thinking of you. I'm glad you got other specialists involved..I just pray you are able to have a healthy delivery (by whatever means necessary) and you and baby recover well.
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September 21st, 2010, 09:54 AM
Justjessie's Avatar Really Just Angela
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Ridiculous. Can u go to the bossy now and demand a csection? Or maybe it's time to lie and say ur bleeding or something to get seen.
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September 21st, 2010, 10:12 AM
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Ridiculous! I cannot believe they let you go over, given your condition. Keeping you & your sweet baby boy in my thoughts & prayers. Sending lots of love your way!
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September 21st, 2010, 01:32 PM
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OMG.. WHY are they not seeing the bigger picture here?!?! How possible would it be to get yourself admitted the maternity unit? Are you still unwell and in pain? I'm sure if people go to ours in that kind of situation, they at least assess them. Maybe if you had the chance to tell them what the score is, they could get you admitted, get you seen by the ward Dr and get the ball rolling? It is wrong that they can leave you hanging like this, so much stress, upset and worry is not good at any time let alone being pregnant, overdue and scared!! SHAME on them

to what Angela said.. I was going to say it but didn't know how - but I agree sometimes you need to lie to get places.. and if it means getting your baby boy on the outside in the safest way possible I don't think a lie would be a bad thing!

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September 21st, 2010, 02:50 PM
VeronicaBride's Avatar Jen
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Oh Gemma that is awful. I would go to the hospital and demand someone do something. Not only are they putting you and your baby at risk by not doing anything but the stress you are feeling can't be good for either of you. I can't believe they are treating you like this. It makes me so mad!! I can't even imagine how you must be feeling. (((HUGS)))

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September 21st, 2010, 02:50 PM
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Honestly, I'm too pissed for words I'm actually furious!! Gemma, I'm so so sooooooo sorry you are having to go through this... errrrrrrrrrrrr I want to punch someone in the face!
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