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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Falling Through the Cracks

I called the PPD directly to find out about getting in earlier. I'm on the cancellation list. However, because they've never seen me before, I can't call them if I really need help. She did tell me that if I was having bad thoughts I should go see my referring Doctor or go to the ER.

Great! So unless I'm contemplating suicide, I'm on my own.

I'm working on Plan B. Not entirely sure what it will entail (calling my OB?) but I need to figure it out quick. All I know if that everyone`s support has been wonderful. Your comments have made me laugh at times and laughter is always good. Please keep them coming. It helps more than you know.

I'll keep you posted- off to check on my overtired and upset baby, attempt to make dinner and console myself with a couple of pieces of good dark chocolate.


Steggie said...

can you not get something from your family dr? I went only to my family dr when dealing with ppd and was given a script for antidepressants - two weeks later I was a whole new momma! Why are you waiting so long for treatment?

Since you said you could use a laugh - when i read that your last sentence it made me think of what we used to call my son in his early days/months of life - well really his first year - "Cranky Bastard" we were convinced he would arrive at school one day and not know the teacher was calling his name since s/he wouldn't be calling out for Cranky Bastard!

areyoukiddingme said...

Glad to hear you're getting on these people. I hope they have a cancellation for you. It is absolutely ridiculous that they would make you wait...maybe they're just hoping your hormones subside and the PPD goes away before your appointment. That's probably their whole plan! Get rid of all the patients through attrition.

Melis.sa said...

I hope a cancellation comes up quickly. It's absurd that they're making you wait. period. ugh.

MMM for dark chocolate. I love all the pictures you've been putting up! So beautiful!

Quiet Dreams said...

I still think that whole PPD clinic system is ridiculous if it's making you wait more than a couple of days to get help.

Hoping your cranky little one gets happy and sleepy soon.

JamieD said...

There are so many things wrong with this situation I don't even know where to begin.

One thing did make me laugh at myself - March 9 is my birthday. So on one hand I thought, "I can't believe they are making her wait until March 9!" and then I thought, "Ugh - only 50 more days until I turn 33?"

My only advice would be to keep going outside and keep taking pictures. I would get so frustrated with people telling me 'it get's better' and 'this too shall pass' - even though it was true - because no one could tell me what I was supposed to do in the meantime.

Feel free to email me anytime if you want to chat.

jharlan99 at gmail dot com

Claire said...

Ha, ha, you're first commenter reminded me that my parent's were always worried Nick would think his name was "Jesus Christ Nicholas!" because that's all he heard for the first few years of his life!