easy child has been having severe migraines on and off for a couple months. I've been harassing her to get to ob doctor. So she does finally. Medical assistant took her b/p which was just the "high side of normal".......um their medical assistants there STINK at taking b/p's by the way. easy child knows that, but brushed it off cuz it's what she wanted to hear. OB decided these headaches are stress/dehydration related since easy child is still in school full time, working full time...you get the idea. So he gave her vicodine and flexerol to see if that would knock them out. Well, it did at first after a few days. So.......they came back tenfold. I have still been badgering her to go back and have her b/p done. Nope wouldn't listen to Mom. Although she's an RN herself and should know better. So.....she goes to work today. She works in cardiac care unit, step down unit from intensive care. Not long after she gets there.......she goes into tachycardia.....her pulse soars up to 190/min. Horrifically high. Her coworkers send her down to OB, taking no nonsense from her and call her OB. OB orders blood work and tells easy child she's going no where until he gets that blood work back. Blood work was ok, so he decides maybe it's dehydration (bull hocky) and sends her home with a heart monitor. She should never have been allowed out of the d*mn hospital. This is what I came home from school to yesterday. So when I went to clinicals today.....I informed my instructor what was going on, told her family was told to call me there if something came up, and that I was going to leave if they did. I made it clear I wasn't asking her permission to do so either. Instructor used to run the OB dept for 20 some yrs. She was really upset they let easy child go home......was even more upset they have no cardiac consult planned yet......and about went off the wall when I told her that easy child's hypothyroidism is being treated by her OB who is also her family doctor cuz she won't go to the endocrinologist. Her hear rate is down at the moment. But the tachycardia comes and goes. And when easy child is tachy........baby is also tachy and can put both mother and baby into serious distress without much warning. Depending on the cause.......this could kill them both. Dehydration does not cause this, regardless of what OB says. This dehydration crappola is the new buzz word for "we don't know the cause so are telling you this so we don't look stupid". easy child has been drinking like a fish since the headaches started because those were also supposed to be due to dehydration. IF she'd been dehydrated, they'd have taken the time to rehydrate her before letting her go home, which was NOT done. I really hate it when docs do this stuff. So........yeah. Can use some big time board power and prayer for easy child. And as if that couldn't possibly be enough..... My Mom calls tonight. She's deep into a psychotic break. LOVELY. Paranoid as all hades. On an emotional rollercoaster due to the paranoia. And there is no one there in the family with the intelligence to know how to handle her or the situation. Did not have any success trying to reason with her on the phone. People.......am I asking for so much?? All I want is 1 quarter with no overwhelming outside garbage. The stress from school at this point is overwhelming....honestly, I don't need any added in to it. So prayers for my Mom too......so she doesn't go totally off the deep end causing me to have to travel 2 states to go take care of her. OH......and almost forgot........K contacted me last night to tell me Kayla has broken her foot. Seems she slammed it into a metal chair?? But God forbid she take the child to the ER to get it treated.......I mean cuz ya know she does have welfare insurance and doesn't have to pay a dime for it. Oh, yeah. And people wonder why I'm biting off everyone's heads and growling at people. Gee.......wonder why? Someone just shoot me and put me out of my misery now please.