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|Fri, 08-31-2012 - 12:25pm|
Had a kidney stone attack.... again. This time, not as nice as the last time 2 weeks ago when i passed one. The pain started Wed night and never went away. So, around 5:30 I spoke to my doctor on call, explained what was going on and asked if I should go to the hospital or not. I told her I had a bottle of 6 year old Darvocet that will not work. She said that since it is expired, it probably is not working at all and to come into Labor&Delivery Outpatient and maybe they can give me something else.
I get there and spend 4 hours with no meds, no water, on monitoring for baby. The bed was hard as rock, and I was in a tiny triage room with no tv. DH was home with the kids, so I was alone. For 4 hours, in agony. They took me off monitoring and the doctor FINALLY came in. Told her what was going on, that I passed a stone 2 weeks ago, but this one I cant handle. She said my urine was very hydrated and she will see what she can do. (By the way, this was a resident. I just transferred out of my last doc office to get away from residents. ugh)
The nurse comes back and says "take this, and we will start an iv and take some blood."
i ask her what i am taking and she says "to be honest, its extra strength tylenol and benedryl".
Really?!? I explain that Darvocet wouldnt cut the pain and they think benedryl and tylenol will help? is this going to knock me out?? (i said all this nicely, not bi*chy)
She said yes it will make me tired, do i have someone to pick me up? (No, i drove myself here. Dh is home with sleeping children right now.)
She explained that I would probably be there until morning then. in the triage room. I asked her what the iv would do.... she says to hydrate me.
they told me earlier that my urine was "very well hydrated" what the heck to i need an iv for?? i told her that i would be better off going home, taking my expired Darvocet and using a heating pad in my own bed. i told her i felt like i wasted 4 hours in agony here for them to give me tylenol and make me sleep overnight in an awful triage bed??
i took the tylenol, declined the benedryl and iv. The nurse felt bad and went back to doctor and told them i had no ride home and asked if i could just take a prescription home. she comes back and says they will send off my urine, then give me a prescription.
why would they need to send off my urine again if they already checked it?! i feel like they wanted to drug test it before prescribing me pain meds. WTF. she comes back and lets me leave with a prescription and says "there's not much there, but its something."
they gave me 12 doses - enough for 3 days of benedryl and Norco.
whatever, ill take what i can get so i can sleep. Problem is, there is only ONE 24hr pharmacy in my town and its not close to my house. i have no idea where it is, and i do not have internet on my crappy phone. so i have to go home to google it.
get home, and google the pain med they prescribed and turns out, IM ALLERGIC TO IT!!!!!!! im fuming mad. it even says at the top of the prescription what my allergies are, and the pain med Norco, has what i am allergic to in it. wtf. i call labor delivery and explain this. and they say "dont take it, but we cant call in a script for you, you wil have to wait till morning and call your actual doctor."
I read who the doctor was that prescribed me medicine i cant take.... the resident. i have never had problems with residents until this pregnancy, i have the WORST luck with residents making mistakes or not knowing anything!!!
so i wasted 4 hours in the hospital for a tylenol, benedryl that i have no reason to take, and medicine i am allergic to.
i will never go there again. woke up this morning fine. the stone didnt pass, but the pain subsided. i am not going to my doc to beg for meds if i am not in pain, but i know it wil be back soon since i havent passed it yet i hope it stays away till my next ob appt next thursday. i will bring my prescription and tell them what happened.
do you think i should complain? For a labor delivery resident to give a pregnant person something she is allergic to seems like a big no-no. im glad i caught it cause who knows if the pharmacy would have.... and the fact that they didnt seem to care pissed me off bigtime. "oh, dont take it, call your doc tomorrow."
i am so sick of hospitals treating kidney stones as nothing. i always leave feeling like they dont believe me.