Well the past few days have be a bit topsy turvey for (via Air ambulance) with contractions, DH and I drove down several hours later after organising work, animals and contacting DS place of employment, on arriving at the hospital, I have never been meet with some poor staff communication and such appalling manner from the nurses. wow it is so hard to believe there are so many heartless people in the world.
After two days in the city we where advice to go home, as they have no intentions of delivering the baby until she reached at least 38 weeks. So DS DH and myself drive home 250 kms.
Then DS gets an Urgent call Sunday night from the Hospital, Juniors on the way, please get here ASAP, so we head of the Adelaide again leaving within 15 minutes of the phone call, arrive at the hospital by 12.30 am. greeted by a midway lovely lady, as she was leaving for the end of her shift she congrats on the upcoming birth on our first grandchild, we where left in a family room adjoining the birthing room, I went in regularly, each time getting more excited with the up coming birth, then at 6.00 am. A nurse gave us the news, after we explain we where from the country, she said " Well I have no idea what you are here for, your DIL is just having bad cramps so just pop home and someone will ring if she goes into labour," We explained to her that we had a phone call from the hospital, as she was in labour and we have travelled down from the country, approx 2.5 to 3 hours drive depending on the traffic, her response was, That's not my problem, go home as she is just having severe cramps that are like contractions, I find it hard to believe that anyone from the hospital would have rung you, now run along.
So totally exhausted and tired DH and I sleep in the car on the side of the road for a few hours, before calling in to my Aunts place for a nap before heading home. So still waiting for the next call from the hospital for the next stage.
In summary we as a country town think we are hard done, but our hospital, service, communication,and support just out shines this large city hospital by miles.