Everything happened very fast …
I was shopping at H&M Thursday afternoon … Everything was fine, until midnight when my amniotic fluid started leaking. Went to Alseef hospital, they started checking everything, called my Dr. Rajni Gupta & she said that I must be admitted.
Let me tell you smth about my pregnancy complication … 10 days earlier, I had an appointment with Dr. Rajni, she told me that my amniotic fluid is becoming less but there’s no leaking. She said by Sunday if I don’t give birth she’ll induce me & that she won’t let me complete my month because it’s dangerous for the baby.
Back to the hospital … I was admitted Friday around 3:00 am. Induced my labour around 3:20 am & contractions started around 5:00 am. They were mild but really painful, I only asked for gas which wasn’t doing anything. They told me they’ll start slow with the gas until I get used to it.
Around 8:00 am they started getting stronger, gave me a kind of sedation which worked wonders. My sister said I started laughing & asking her to take pictures of me LOL 😛
10:00 am my contractions became very strong & frequent, every minute …. The pain was unbearable wallah, I asked them to increase the gas & they did … After that the pain was there but my mind was in another place, I don’t actually remember how bad it was til they removed the gas which I’ll tell you why later on.
Dr. Rajni came around 1:00 pm & saw that nothing was happening, I wasn’t moving at all. I started crying. The situation was beyond hell. I was having strong contractions every minute & nothing was happening … how would you feel?!
Around 4:00 pm Dr. informed me that they’ll go with C-Section either now or at night, it’s my call. They said they can’t do anything if I wasn’t progressing. They’d be willing to wait until midnight but then it will be C-Section if the situation is the same.
To be honest, I dunno if her call was right or wrong but I wanted this to finish, so I said let’s do it now! My husband wasn’t there to make the decision but came when I was inside the OR. He didn’t approve on the C-Section. My whole family said I didn’t wait & that everything happened so fast. Having contractions for 12 hrs & nothing was happening was hell to me, I really didn’t care what they thought, I was glad I was done with it.
They removed everything from me when they were preparing me for the C-Sec. No GAS I started feeling the real pain every minute :S
Got inside the OR around 5:00 pm & after that I was sent to another world (God bless the gas) 😛 I woke around 7:00 pm in alot of pain … they said they’ll move me to my room & then give me an injection to make the pain go away. When they pushed me out of the elevator my husband was there, he was the 1st one I saw from my family. They were very happy for the arrival of Baby Jana but upset because I had a C-Sec 😛
What’s done is done … Baby is out but not in my arms!!!!
Let’s talk about the hospital & their rip off policy/scheme …
I chose VIP Class A room which has an amazing view … The C-Section costs KD 1890 for 5 days! But guess what? That’s just a fake number … They said medicine is included! Do you know what kind of medicine? Panadole, gas tablets & silly stuff. Catheters, painkillers, injection etc. weren’t included at all, they had another calculation!
I’m really pissed off
Oh & 2 months ago, their prices weren’t like this! At the end of September they raised their prices for no specific reason.
Now, let’s talk about my baby … She came to this world weighing 2.380 KG, 20 grams less than the average weight. So they had to put her in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). I asked for them to bring her to me, they said they can’t, I have to go to her! Huh … with my cut? I was willing to do it coz she’s my daughter & I wanted to see her!
Next morning, the nurse helped me walking, & getting ready to go and visit my daughter in the 5th floor (I was in the 15th). Wires, injections & other things were attached to her, I really thought something was very serious with her. The Dr. told me that nothing is wrong with her, only she’s small & that she’s a slow feeder!!!!
Their care was really good, the nurses were very nice, helpful & were checking on me every 30 minutes … Whatever I wanted they’d do it immediately …
On Sunday morning, I woke up feeling much better el7mdellah! & somehow I thought of calling accounting to check the bill … They told me it would take time!
Guess what? They said that KD 1890 would be the total cost for 5 days right? WRONG, the total was KD 1776 for ONLY 3 days!!!!! & my baby’s incubator had another calculation … they charged us KD 315 for only 3 days! It was a total rip off!
The total amount came more than KD 2000 for 3 days/2 nights ONLY.
I asked them to discharge me, Dr. said she would do it tomorrow, but if I wanna leave I’m gonna hv to sign a paper & so I did …. The samething with my daughter, the Dr. there tried to convince me that it’s wrong to get her out & that i’ll have problems feeding her blah blah blah … I signed the paper & got her discharged!
Yes, she was a slow feeder, but that wasn’t a HUGE MEDICAL PROBLEM!
When we got back home, she was feeding very slow every 30 minutes …. only for 2 days & then her feeding started getting better!
That was my experience at Alseef Hospital …