Fax mishap or why Mr. Duck rocks – Updated
22 Weeks 2 days
So we have officially been waiting FOREVER to get this appointment with the high risk doctor.
And here is where it gets awkward being an IP. It is not my appointment, technically speaking.
Yes, they are my babies, and Yes the reason we are going to a high risk OB is because of those babies, but, the appointment is NOT for me.
It is for M.
And so, we waited.
And oh my god this is getting ridiculous – 3 weeks to just answer the phone and give us a date!
So, Mr. Duck decided to take the matter into his own little wings, because he is used to advocating on my behalf so calling about M’s appointment isn’t that strange to him.
He called the High Risk OB, and left messages.
Not just one, and not just 2.
They magically returned his phone call within the hour.
The high risk OB has 2 offices, and 2 fax machines, and if for some reason the referral is faxed to his Head of OB office and not the High Risk Clinic Office the appointment is simply never made.
As in, wrong fax, our referral goes in the garbage.
So, Mr. calls M’s OB and explains the situation. The nice office worker tells Mr that she has faxed the referral and there is a triage process yada yada yada and that it can take weeks.
But, Mr. has spoken with the High Risk Office.
Mr. knows that the appointment will be made within 48 hours of receiving the fax.
The Fax that the high risk clinic never received.
So Mr. asks again (and I imagine forcefully because we have been trying to have children for FIVE FREAKING YEARS so this MATTERS to us) to please simply fax the refferal to this fax number and we will have an appointment within 48 hours.
So the countdown is on, and by Friday we should FINALLY have an appointment with the High Risk OB (of course it maybe in freaking JUNE because of the delay receiving the request).
The High Risk clinic is SOOO together that after waiting an hour to recieve the Fax from M’s OB they called Mr. and asked what the hell is taking so long? So Mr. explained that he called the OB, that there is some sorta triage system (which by the way the High Risk Clinic never heard of!) and they now have M’s OB’s phone number and they are calling M’s OB and requesting the fax.
Am SO SO very relieved that the High Risk Doctor is so organized and together.