Day Sixteen

What She Wore: Running pants, a thousand-year-old t-shirt from Stonehenge. Don’t judge me–I had a rough night.

How freaking embarassing is this?

Last night, Charlie cried for three straight hours. Not just crying–blood-curdling screams. He would briefly fall asleep and then would wake up screaming his head off again. This is not at all like him, and we have a lot of body systems (heart, brain) to worry about, so after a couple of hours I started to get a little nervous. My mom decides to call the pediatrician. The only problem? I’m at her house, and we don’t have the number. So, she calls information, and gets a number. She dials. IT WAS HIS HOUSE PHONE. We woke up the doctor at eleven-thirty at night because we had a screaming baby. He was so out of it he didn’t even know which baby we were talking about, and I’ve seen him twice this week.

In my mom’s defense, she specifically asked the operator if this was a listed number. We were just trying to get an answering service or the on-call doc–not wake the poor guy up.

How am I ever supposed to go back to this guy?

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  1. With a smile :-)

    When I was in labor I called my doc to let him know….it was his home phone and his wife answered only to tell me that he no longer lived there. I felt pretty dumb that day!

    I lurk and love your blog.

    There is one thing I hope you remember. You are doing the most important job there is. Keep up the good work in taking care of your dear Charlie. Jolyn

  2. With an apology–he’ll understand, I’m sure.
    And thanks for the prayers–all my candles are lit–this came totally out of the blue.

  3. i have a feeling youre not the first concerned mommy to call the doctor at his home (mistakenly or not). he’ll forgive you!

  4. Nadine Hightower says:

    I wouldn’t sweat it. You have a special baby and he has special needs. I worry about a doctor that doesn’t understand that point…He that he didn’t understand. But do not feel you should be ashamed for calling him. That is his job! To help you take care of Charlie’s needs. And I worry about those who would not call a doctor and wait until the problem becomes critical….or no call at all.

    Don’t sweat it! You are doing a good job.

    I’m not sure why you would take flack for your blog. Sure you are hard on yourself sometimes but they have to understand they you have these feelings. They are true feelings that you can’t keep bottled up inside. And yes, sometimes it’s harsh to hear those thoughts and feelings but it more lethal to keep it in.

    Just as the saying goes for TV…if you don’t like it, change the channel.

    If they want to really understand what you are going through, continue to read and learn.

    Big Okie Hugs!!

  5. Nadine Hightower says:

    aahh…it’s way too early for me to be deep….and you know I’m not!!
    But after proof reading…

    NOT that doctor didn’t understand. He probably did…don’t sweat it!

    and “they have to understand that you have these feelings.”

    Take me off the booze and I can’t function!

    I’ll go back to work now.

  6. If he didn’t want to be bothered at home hun, his number would have been unlisted…don’t sweat it..remember the days when doctors used to make housecalls?? My oldest one went through 2 weeks of that when she was about 6-8 weeks old. It’d start at 3 pm and go to 11 pm..severe colic. Turns out she had a milk intolerance and had to be put on nutramagin. Its a milk formula for babies with milk allergies etc…but until we realized what it was..OMG..i was about to jump off the tallest bridge i could find…it’ll get better hun..they’re babies, and especially Charlie..he had a lot to deal with in his life so far…hang in there…

  7. Um…a listed number? Yeah that’s a guy who minds being called @ home…hug-a-roo Katy!!!! LOL

    The crying thing…sounds like colic to me, do you have a baby swing? Worked for the girl like a charm! Also mylicon…(spelling?) I do so wish I could give you better mommy advice and not feel like a dork….I’m sure you’ve heard all of this.

    I’m in a funk this week…I didn’t exercise at all…bleah.

    Take care.

  8. Oh it’ll be fine. You can just tell him what happened, I’m sure that he’ll understand. And I’m pretty sure it isn’t the first time that’s happened to him. Can’t be.
    Hope your weekend is going well!
    God bless :)

  9. I am sure your doc with forgive…
    Welcome to your nre home by the way!