Appointment #7: Checkup, Sugar Water, and Bloody Hemorrhoids

Well hello there beautiful people! Today (December 18th) was appointment #7. Before I get into the actual appointment details, let’s back track about a week. Getting right to the point, Lisa is having painfully bloody shits. Her Google research is leading her to believe she is having hemorrhoid issues. Oh the joys of being pregnant. She was going to ask about it, but chickened out because it was a new doctor we hadn’t had yet… a male doctor. He was really nice but she would rather bring it up with one of the female docs. So for now, she is going to just put up with her bloody diarrhea and me teasing her about it.

The monthly checkup was standard as always. Peeing in a cup, small talk, doppler to listen to the heart beat, & stomach measurements. Like I’ve brought up before, we still have never received a bill for any of these monthly checkups. This seems really weird to me and am worried that one month they’re going to just be tacked onto our statement. Let’s hope not.

Once the checkup was done, Lisa was scheduled for a gestational diabetes screening. Apparently this tests you for diabetes during pregnancy. She had to get blood drawn, drink a very sugary beverage, sit in the lobby for one hour, then have blood drawn again. They told us they would only call us if there was a problem, and since we never received a call, we’re assuming she passed the test.

We haven’t received our bill for this appointment yet, but blood draws aren’t cheap, so I’m going to guess this will cost us at least $500. Let’s hope I’m really high.

We were also told that instead of checkups every 4 weeks, we will now be coming in every 3 weeks. So our next appointment is 1/9/13.

Merry Christmas, yal!

Update: 2/5/13

We received the bill for this, and somehow, someway, it was much lower than expected, as show below:

12/18/12

300 LABORATORY GENERAL $13.50
301 LABORATORY CHEMISTRY $72.00
ADJ – SELF PAY CHARITY -$17.10
TOTAL: $68.40

Appointment 7 Financial Statement

Appointment 7 Financial Statement (Click to enlarge)

So under 70 bucks… not too bad!

Visit Summary
Charges: $85.50
Adjustments: -$17.10
Amount Due: $68.40

Running Total
Appointments: 7
Charges: $3,304.40
20% Charity Adjustment: -$660.88
Grand Total: $2,643.52

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