Appointment #14: Guess What? Another Checkup!

Today was the first appointment that I was not able to make so Lisa was rolling solo. There isn’t much to say from what Lisa told me, and she was home in a flash. Just a standard checkup, and they said everything looked fine.

Lisa’s due date is only 5 days away so it’s quite likely that the next post will be reporting on the birth instead of a checkup! We shall see!

Running Total
Appointments: 14
Charges: $3,495.40
20% Charity Adjustment: -$699.08
Grand Total: $2,796.32

Appointment #13: Another Checkup, Yal

We rolled into the hospital, were summoned into the patient room and then waited…. and waited… and waited. We waited so long that the nurse came and brought us juice. We could hear the doctor in the room next to us. His muffled voice sounded like he was talking to a concerned mother who was due very soon and came down with the flu. Yikes. Our total wait time was around 45 minutes or so. Once the doc came in, he said everything was good, and in just a few minutes we were sent on our way.

Running Total
Appointments: 13
Charges: $3,495.40
20% Charity Adjustment: -$699.08
Grand Total: $2,796.32

Appointment #12: Checkity-Checkup

These are actually quite boring to blog about when the same thing happens each week, but alas, we had another checkup today. Everything looked good and the doc said Lisa is a prime candidate for a natural child birth as she has remained fit, the baby isn’t large, and all measurements look good. So that was nice to hear!

Anyway, cya next week!

Running Total
Appointments: 12
Charges: $3,495.40
20% Charity Adjustment: -$699.08
Grand Total: $2,796.32

Appointment #11: Checkup

Oh hi. Another two weeks. More urination in cups. Doppler to hear heart beat. Same old. However, the doc got fresh with my wife this time. She had to check if she was dilated and how everything “down there” was doing, so she lubed up her fingers and really shoved them up there. Like up to her wrist. Maybe not that far, but Lisa commented how uncomfortable it was, and certainly isn’t looking forward to that each week.

We had to sign a paper we read stating we understand all the possible pain relief during the labor and are aware of the potential issues. However, Lisa wants to do it all naturally through breathing and meditation. No epidural, no pain meds, notta. I’m all for her making this decision and I will do anything I can to help her along.

We’re under one month now, so an appointment every Wednesday now until baby pops out. Cya next week!

Update: 4/4/13

We received a bill for this visit and I don’t really understand the charge. It’s the same reading as appointment #8 where Lisa had a vaginal swab to test for infection. However, on this day we didn’t have any additional tests done. I guess I can ask about it when we go in after we get the big birth bill.

02/20/13

306 LAB BACTERIOLOGY/MICR $76.50
ADJ – SELF PAY CHARITY -$15.30
TOTAL: $61.20

Appointment 11 Financial Statement

Appointment 11 Financial Statement (Click to enlarge)

Visit Summary
Charges: $76.50
Adjustments: -$15.30
Amount Due: $61.20

Running Total
Appointments: 11
Charges: $3,495.40
20% Charity Adjustment: -$699.08
Grand Total: $2,796.32