I created a hashtag on twitter... #grandfetus
So last week TC, her husband S and I were supposed to go to her first OB appointment. I schlepped into Jerusalem and we went to the appointment.
TC and S went in to talk to the doctor and I waited outside. I knew they'd call me when the exciting part happened - the ultrasound.
First of all, the nurse interrupted the 15 minute consult TWICE to have the doctor take care of other patient issues. I have no idea if he also answered any phone calls.
Then TC and S come out with a look of disappointment. This OB doesn't do ultrasounds (not clear if he even has a machine in his office) and he gave her a referral to get one done.
Now you have to realize something about Israel... the OB/GYNs are ultrasound CRAZY! ALL of them have a machine in their office and are more that happy to use it at every visit.
He didn't even try to dopplar for a heartbeat, which I can somewhat understand. TC was only 12 weeks along and maybe he didn't want to terrify her if he couldn't pick up the baby's heartbeat.
But I mean really, what OB doesn't do an ultrasound on the first visit, especially for a first-time mom and grandmother waiting??
So she had an appointment for a week from today and then I'll hopefully get to see my grandfetus. She'll be 14 weeks so there'll be plenty to see!
That reminds me, she needs to get the paperwork for the Level II ultrasound.
She didn't have a good connection with the OB so we're going to find her a new one. Someone who doesn't allow interruptions and has an ultrasound machine.