Friday, December 24, 2010

Crying wolf

Your water probably hasn't broken again. This is the 5th time THIS WEEK that you've called about that.

And you, that pain you've complained about for the last month? The same one every time? I'm still not going to deliver you prematurely, so give it up. I've talked to you (or to L&D about you) every night for the last 3 weeks. This is getting old. You still have more than a month before we will consider delivering you electively.

It's going to be a long month.


Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Yikes. What a time you will have with this one; I don’t envy you at all.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Give her 3 "Call the doctor" cards. When she's used them up, she loses her phone.

ER's Mom said...

I'm tempted, believe me.

AtYourCervix said...

Oh my, you have one of "those" patients under your care. Totally understand your frustration. The funds used to pay for her multiple visits/phone calls, etc, could provide prenatal care for dozens of other women.