We did NOT have a good hospital stay with Linus. They were completely understaffed the entire time and I kid you not, there was not a single shift that went by without our nurse telling us how busy they were or the lactation consultant huffing in while answering her phone and saying that she'll get there as soon as possible. They just really made us feel unwelcomed. The lactation consultants were too busy to help as much as we needed. I'm sorry, Linus has a high palate, was tongue tied, and had latching problems and I needed help! So I maybe saw a lactation consultant once a day for a few minutes. Most nurses wouldn't help either. Surprise surprise when he wouldn't nurse and we ended up supplementing.
One night the nurse came in and wanted us to get some sleep so went ahead to take him to the nursery for his vitals and said she'd keep him a couple hours until it was time to attempt nursing again. Probably 6 hours later I woke up and my baby was still gone! I called the nurse and she came in and said he was breathing funny so they took him to the NICU and did a chest xray and monitored him. I don't care if I'm tired. Isn't this something YOU would have wanted to know? So they wanted to keep him there longer for monitoring and for me to get more sleep. I asked what about his feedings and she said he's fine for now. By this point he hadn't eaten anything for like 8 hours (we weren't supplementing yet). All in all, no matter how much I expressed my concern that he hadn't eaten, he went probably 14 hours without eating. It just seemed wrong.
I LOVE my Dr. though and her whole office. This is the only hospital she delivers at. DH said it's up to me if I want to go somewhere else this time. Already, I've had the hospital make a mistake. The nurse called me this morning and asked if I had any bleeding or cramping and I'm immediately panicking. She tells me my beta was completely negative and that I was miscarrying. She was confused why I hadn't started bleeding yet though. I was out of it since she had just woken me up, but said "that's not possible, I got a + hpt yesterday (the day of the beta- thank god for being a POAS-aholic). So she was confused and said she'd call the lab and have them rerun it.
Sure enough... she called back an hr later and my level had gone from 76 to 280-something. The stupid hospital had mixed up my blood with someone else's and ran the beta on theirs. I hope the other person wasn't having important stuff ran with my blood!! It's like, seriously... I'm 4 weeks pg and already the hospital is screwing up. Is it just a sign I should go somewhere else? Would you stay at the hospital now that we know more and aren't as clueless as the first-timers we were?