STRESSED, dont know what im going to do?

United States
November 26, 2007 7:04pm CST
As everyone knows, (if yall have been reading my discussions) i am due to go into the hospital on the 3rd to be induced. but i am so stressed out. i have one little problem. i dont have a way to the hospital. they have me scheduled to come in at 5.20/am and i have no way to make it that early. i have some really great friends who are so desperately trying to gather up enough money so i can catch a cab, but only they can do so much. they have already bought me things for the baby, and i really cant ask for anything more. the cost for a cab is going to run about 35-45 dollars, and i dont think they are going to be able to get that. i dont kno wut im going to do.
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@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
27 Nov 07
Well, i guess there aren't any buses or anything available to the hospital then? I don't mean to sound rude or anything but $35 or so isn't a lot of money, wouldn't you have been able to save up that amount from the time you knew when you'd be induced to the day you have to go in? Only because i assume you knew you'd have problems gettin to the hospital. Someone else said something about changing the times but i wouldn't listen to that too much, it's like with a C Section, i had to be there an hour & a half earlier than the procedure - the woman before me had hers done at 8:00am so she had to be at the hospital by 6:30 - they do things on a schedule so there's no point in trying to change the times. Perhaps you could call a grandparent, friend with a car or maybe you have a friend who lives near the hospital? If you had a friend that lived close, you could see if you could spend the night with them & then you'd be able to get to the hospital easier. Sorry i cant be of more help but it's always hard for people who don't drive - i know i'd go insane if i didn't drive, i'd be pretty confined to the house, since there's no public transport out here in the sticks!
• United States
27 Nov 07
Yes talk to the doctor but It may be too late if its been scheduled with the hospital.Try a family member Do you go to church? If so maybe someone would be kind enough if you asked. Have you tried an agency like the red cross they sometimes transport people for medical situations,Or maybe the salvation army can help.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
30 Nov 07
If they are scheduling stuff to where you can't possibly make it then call for a reschedule. Or you could wait out and call an ambulance like Foxy described. Still, its a bit discouraging the doctor put you for a time you couldn't possibly make.
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@only1shi (405)
• United States
27 Nov 07
I think that the best thing that you can do is talk to your retarded doctor and explain the situation. You know that all she's done this entire pregnancy is try to milk medicaid for money. If she can't get the time changed to something that is more convenient for you, then maybe you should try giving your grandparents a call. I know that you don't see eye to eye with them, but I think that you're running out of choices. I really don't think that they would tell you no.
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• United States
27 Nov 07
I know you are young but do any of your friends drive or do they have parents that drive? I know when I was your age I had a few really close friends that I was even close with their parents or older sibling that would give me a ride. I understand that you are scheduled to be induced but you never know..you can go into labor at any given second all on your own - my advice then would be to call for an ambulance to take you. I don't think an ambulance is going to take you to be induced. Your best bet may be to pray you go into labor before the 3rd so the ambulance will drive you. I'm sorry - I wish I had some more helpful information for you but I just don't know what else to say.
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27 Nov 07
do you have medicaid or something like that? they often have ways to get you to your appointment. If you do then call your case worker and see. what about a bus or other type of public transportation, that is much cheaper. if you can't get there then you need to talk to your dr.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
28 Nov 07
Hun, now is not the time to be just figuring this out. You could go into labor any moment now. I don't care for your doctor anyway but maybe you can just explain thhis to him/her...or here's an idea, don't go for the induction. Wait for labor to start naturally and call the ambulance. It's not like you needed the induction anyway. And how are you getting home from the hospital? Another $35 cab ride? I don't know where you are but I so wish you had some one like me around that would help you more. My heart really goes out to you. I wish you the best of luck and hope things work out for you.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
what about your husband and your family blanca? why are you going through this alone? and you have such a problem... oh i hope you can do good. i pray for a better situation for you.
@breezie (1247)
• Canada
28 Nov 07
I would ask at the hospital. I'm sure that you are not the first one to have this problem. Sometimes they may have volunteers to help you out. On a side note, and not to be rude but how do you plan on raising the baby after it is born? What are your plans finanacially?
• United States
27 Nov 07
I would talk to your doctor - maybe he can get you there the night before if your insurance will cover it. I would think there is some sort of agency that could help you - red cross maybe?