First, Small Human is all good! one head, two sets of limbs, and a solid heart beat.
Now... I am livid.
Background: I live in a small town, so once a week an ultrasound person comes from Jax to do the a/s for whomever needs it that week.
My mum (who took a video camera) and I got to the appointment this morning, and (while I was in the bathroom) she told mum that it couldn't be recorded. So when I got in there she said something about it then "well sorry". And it is part of her group(?)'s rules. So I said how I was bummed out and that it was really important to me and she shrugged it off. So after the a/s, I had my regular appointment. I told one of the nurses what happened and she looked at my like I was crazy. She said that she had never heard of that rule, and, although they didn't anymore, they used to record it for you. So that made me interested. So when I got home I looked up that medical group's rules... From the FAQ I quote
"Can I bring a video tape or DVD so I can share my ultrasound with other family members?
Yes. Let your ultrasound technician know that you have a video tape or DVD. You will receive some pictures to show as well."
I am beyond livid. My husband is deployed, and is missing out on quite a few milestones. All I wanted was to record the appointment so that I could send it to my husband, so that he can feel like he was a part of something. This appointment is something that WE can't get back.
I just called the group that she works with to file a formal complaint. Luckily for her, they were closed for lunch. Luckily for me, they open in 22 minutes. That gives me enough time to regain my composure so that I don't go through the phone at somebody.
Ugh. I'll update after I talk to them.
Okay. I just called. I made sure to nicely ask what their policy was. Basically, the way they worded their faq question sucks. No I couldn't record on the video camera (even though my office allows it, she works under her office's rules). But I could have taken a cd and they would have recorded all of the pictures on it. She didn't give me that option though. >:P
So I'm not angry, now I'm just upset. Baby started waving at us, and DH won't be able to see it! (