I started a claim for intermittent leave because my wife has sickle cell and has to get blood transfusions once a month. Instead of making her go to the doctor alone, under the FMLA I would go with her. And God forbids if she has a pain crisis, I can rush her to the ER, if needed, and not be penalized. But as for the one day a month I'm going to take off for her blood transfusions, can I choose that day to be unpaid or do I have to exhaust my vacay, sick and personal days?!?