6 days ago
Thursday, March 25, 2010
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.