Okay, sooooo I have a co worker who thinks she's a know it all, esp when it comes to pregnancy (she had twins and another boy like 35 yrs ago... and she likes to remind anyone that will listen.. everyday. all day.) I work in a Dr's office and a vast majority of our pts are eldery, so they come in with a slew of things I'd rather not be around.. MRSA, pneomonia, etc, and she gets extremely agitated at me when I have to check in pts with these things, because I'm jeopordizing the babies health, blah blah blah. Which is true, don't get me wrong, but I wash my hands and do my best to avoid skin contact and like, not lick anyones open sores and stuff when I know I'm working with a pt who has something less than desirable.. so it's not like I'm not trying. Sometimes it just can't be avoided.
So a few weeks ago I find out from another co-worker that original co-worker has shingles, (and had them for a few weeks before she decided to do anything about it) and decided not to tell me because she didn't think it was a big deal, since she knew I already had chicken pox. This is the same woman who chewed out another office mate for having a cold and not telling me so I could call the dr. Sooo, I called my OB anyway to mention it, who said to come in for blood work. I got the results today annnnnd I am in the clear, but the baby has the virus.
We see a perinatologist in a week to check the baby's health and growth and such, and I'm avoiding my insane urge to google this, because I am sure I will find nothing but horrid things.
SOOOO I tell everyone that I'll be gone on X date/time and of course she asks why, so I tell her, without being accusatory, because I'd really like to just scream BECAUSE YOOOU GAVE MY BABY CHICKEN POX, B... and she says it's my own fault for checking in patients who might have given me the virus. Even if that is where I got it from.. umm, hello rude?!
Flame me if you want, but I just needed to get that out. Thanks for letting me rant!