Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wonderful Doctor


Today I had my 6-week appt. with my obgyn. When he came into the room, he asked me how I was, and we chatted a bit. Then he asked about Conner, and I started crying. I usually don't cry when people ask me about him, but today I was extra emotional. I started to tell him "Well, he is still up there (referring to the hospital), and he is having some issues with eating.." and my Doctor got a surprised look on his face, and said "Wait, what do you mean, still up there?". It turns out that my doctor was not aware that Conner was born with a heart defect, since it wasn't discovered until a few days after he was born. So when I explained to my doctor that Conner has Tetralogy of Fallot and that he has been in the hospital since he was born, he was stunned. He said that he had had no idea that I didn't have my little baby at home with me this whole time, and that somehow/somewhere the lines of communication didn't get back to him about our situation. He said he felt so bad that he didn't know and sincerely apoligized...while he was saying this, my doctor got teary-eyed, which of course made me cry more. I felt such a genuine concern from him and that he really cared about me and my sweet little baby. I have never felt that type of kindness from any other doctor my whole life. I would highly recommend him-his name is Dr. Layne Smith and he is at Alta View Hospital.

4 comments:

Metcalf Family said...

Awww I love hearing about loving doctors.. I'm so sorry you don't have your little man home with you Annie :( He is so beautiful. Stay strong and remember that you and he are in a lot of prayers.

EBeauty03 said...

What an amazing doctor. When you find someone that TRULY cares for you not only as a patient but as a person and a woman that is amazing. My guess is you really needed that to help give you a boost and I'm glad you got that. I promise you have SO many people behind you, if you ever need ANYTHING just ask! You're in our prayers.

Heather English said...

It's always nice when you find a doctor like that. It's good to let the emotion out sometimes too.

Lera said...

So sorry you have so much to deal with Annie. I'm super emotional after having a baby without any reason, and you certainly have a reason. Glad you have a good Dr. and I'm glad you have support. I've been praying for little Conner and last night I put his name on the list at the temple. I truly hope he is able to join you at home soon!