Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Nikki to the Rescue
It's the end the day and Nikki is still hard at work. She is still trying to fix the mess she returned to after her vacation to Aspen. Supposedly her backup fell ill just after she left and very little got done. So she's been working some Saturdays trying to put everything back in order. Luckily her new assistant was happy to get some overtime and has worked a few Saturday, too.
"Ms. Nikki, I'm leaving now, and a Mrs. Burke is holding on line 1." (Teresa)
"Thank you, Teresa. Thanks for coming in today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend." (Nikki)
"You're welcome. I will see you on Monday." (Teresa)
"Hello. This is Nikki."
"Hey, girl. I'm sorry to disturb you at the office, but Nate is out of town for the weekend, and I can't seem to reach anyone else." (Kendra)
"No problem. Are you okay?" (Nikki)
"I'm not sure. I've been nauseous, which I know is normal for pregnant woman, but I just started having some stomach cramps." (Kendra)
"That doesn't sound good." (Nikki)
"Do you think I'm just being paranoid? I don't want to be one of those pregnant women that gets alarmed at every little thing." (Kendra)
"Better safe than sorry. I think you should call your doctor right away. I'm leaving the office right now, so I can be at your place in about 15 mins. Try to stay calm. Call me on my cell after you speak to the doctor's office." (Nikki)
Kendra hangs up from Nikki and dials the doctor's office. She is connected with the weekend on-call doctor.
In the meantime, Nikki gathers her purse and heads out the door. She arrives at Kendra and Nate's place in record time. There she finds Kendra dressed and waiting. The doctor instructed her to come in to the office to make sure everything was okay.
Nikki and Kendra wait for the doctor to arrive.
"Any word from Nate, yet?" (Nikki)
"Yes, he called after receiving one of my frantic messages. Poor guy. I'm not sure who was worse, me or him: And he's a doctor, so you would think he would be a lot calmer." (Kendra)
"It's different when it's your own loved ones going through something." (Nikki)
"I guess you are right. He insisted on coming back from his conference, but I told him to wait until after I spoke to the doctor." (Kendra)
"Dr. Shepphard, what are you doing here? I was expecting the weekend doctor to see me." (Kendra)
"Well, I left instructions that I wanted to be called if anything happened to certain patients. You were on that list, my dear." (doc)
"You are just a work-a-holic. Your poor family. Hey, I'm a doctor's wife, I know what that's like." (Kendra)
"If you want, I will leave right now and rejoin my family." (doc)
"Oh no. I am glad you're here." (Kendra)
"So tell me again, what you are experiencing." (doc)
Kendra goes through her symptoms again.
"Any spotting?" (doc)
"A little, but not much." (Kendra)
"Okay, well we are going to check to make sure the baby is doing okay. Let me set up the monitor for the ultrasound."
Dr. Sheppard completes the ultrasound, leaves the room for a bit, and returns to discuss his findings with Kendra.
"Ok. It looks like the baby is fine, but we want to proceed with caution. So I am putting you on bedrest until your next doctor appointment which I would like to be Thursday of next week. How does that sound?" (Doc)
"That sounds wonderful. I will do whatever you say if it's going to help me deliver a healthy baby." (Kendra)
"I will do what I can to make sure that happens. Tell that husband of yours he needs to take good care of you or else he will answer to me." (doc, jokingly)
"Ok. And you need to go find your family and spend the rest of the weekend with them." (Kendra)
"Aye, aye, madam.
Nikki takes Kendra home and decides to stay the night with her. Darius is out of town on business, so it will be a wonderful girls night out. Girls night out is interrupted around 10:30pm when Nate arrives home after driving the 3 1/2 hours from the doctor conference in Philadelphia.
In case anyone is wondering, the bed that Kendra is sitting on, if from the MyScene Hair Salon and Spa set. It is the massage bed that comes with a soaking tub. You will see it again when Max gives some of the lovely ladies in Morristown one of his special massages. (Not that special!)