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July 07, 2005

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vlad

Hello. It's my first time commenting on your blog. Very interesting your story, and how could a little mistake lead to something unpleasant. My wife had Petru (my first boy) one and a half years ago. And I can tell you it could be a fery frustrating experience. But all is because of the money or the lack of them. They can't afford better equpment, better delivery beds, better staff. I'm glad that your baby is fine.

vlad

Hello. It's my first time commenting on your blog. Very interesting your story, and how could a little mistake lead to something unpleasant. My wife had Petru (my first boy) one and a half years ago. And I can tell you it could be a fery frustrating experience. But all is because of the money or the lack of them. They can't afford better equpment, better delivery beds, better staff. I'm glad that your baby is fine.

Natalie

Having lived second-(third-?)hand through this experience, I am so glad that you were able to post the good news along with the (temporary) bad. Send the letter. Speaking from my experience -- mistakes do happen, and I can only hope he will learn from it. However, knowing "leading specialists" I suspect he'll file your letter in the circular file.

But everything is fine. The husband is home (not here anymore), the cervix is closed, and you will have yet another playmate for Allison. I can safely say that she is completely uninterested in the result at this time, although she is looking forward to visiting with Alan ("the big boy") and David ("Aunt Claudia's baby") in October. We go on Friday to get her her first passport.

Jerrie

It is truly horrible that this happened to you, but we're so relieved it wasn't even worse. Thank you for sharing your story, so others can profit from it.

Take care of yourselves, and keep us posted on further developments.

Bernard Guerrero

If it helps any, I think I'd be rather chagrined were I in his place, and the fact that I'm considered to be the top local wouldn't help matters. You've probably improved the standard of care that will obtain going forward.

Mind you, it wouldn't help _me_ any, but I know you're a nice person. :^)

Carrie

I am so glad everything is all right. I was worried about you. As you know, I have some experience myself with inaccurate ultrasound diagnosis, in a major teaching hospital in the US yet, and am beginning to wonder just how often this sort of thing happens. And regardless of whether or not your worry turns out to be for nothing, you still feel it and are traumatized. T. and I both suffered some level of post-traumatic stress from our situation that took a long time to go away. So take care of yourself, and I wish you the easiest of all third trimesters.

Andy H

Congratulations and glad you survived the scare. As someone out in the depths of the sticks whose partner is going through the same thing (we've had diagnoses of varying degrees of scariness), I can quite understand what you've had to go through. All ob-gyn doctors in Miercurea Ciuc work out of those dirty looking apartments that you mention as being common here. I know because we've pretty much been to all of them.

Good luck with the remainder of your pregnancy.

ioana

Hey, congratulations!
Im kind of late since, as I realize, youve already had your baby, but, anyway, Im glad everything went fine.
I had my baby three years ago in a regular clinic in Arad, Romania, and pre-natal care was perfect, including all necessary tests (lab and imagistics) and food supplements. But, being a GP myself, I would have been able to control everthing and make adjustments, if it had been necessary.
Nevertheless, youre right. Pre- and postnatal care in Romania are far away from what they should be, and in all branches of Romanian medicine, there are a lot of highly reputed people who dont live up to their reputation.
Wish you and your boys the best
Ioana

ioana

Hey, congratulations!
Im kind of late since, as I realize, youve already had your baby, but, anyway, Im glad everything went fine.
I had my baby three years ago in a regular clinic in Arad, Romania, and pre-natal care was perfect, including all necessary tests (lab and imagistics) and food supplements. But, being a GP myself, I would have been able to control everthing and make adjustments, if it had been necessary.
Nevertheless, youre right. Pre- and postnatal care in Romania are far away from what they should be, and in all branches of Romanian medicine, there are a lot of highly reputed people who dont live up to their reputation.
Wish you and your boys the best
Ioana

ioana

Hey, congratulations!
Im so glad everything went well in the end, and best of luck to you up to the end!
I had my baby three years ago in a regular clinic in Arad, Romania, and pre-natal care was perfect, including all necessary tests (lab and imagistics) and food supplements. But, being a GP myself, I would have been able to control everthing and make adjustments, if it had been necessary.
Nevertheless, youre right. Pre- and postnatal care in Romania are far away from what they should be, and in all branches of Romanian medicine, there are a lot of highly reputed people who dont live up to their reputation.
Wish you and your boys the best
Ioana

doc z

I found your website by looking around for stuff regarding Romanian keyboard info. I went to Romania once and liked it. It is neat to read about someone living there. Sorry about your troubles, I hope all works out well. Dont laugh too much at the Romanian gramatical mistakes on mz website, Im just learning ;)

Michael

Whoo! Things are pretty similar here in Budapest, with the added little nicety that now that Hungary has joined the Union, all the competent doctors can literally earn more than 10 times as much in Germany and England. Would *you* stay? No, I thought not. The only good ones left are either too old to think about relocation, or are very, *very* good and have a single-minded dedication to Hungarian health that makes my jaw drop. And the vast majority are now phlegmatic charlatans who, literally, don't care if you die on their table, except that it would be somewhat inconvenient to dispose of your corpse.

Fortunately, we're not pregnant. Nor would we be, in Hungary.

My heart goes out to you, and I'm happy to hear that it all came out well in the end, minus terrible heart-stopping stress and loads of money.

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