Jack and I had everyone ready and fed by 8:15 and at the speech therapy office ON TIME by 8:30. Go us! We had an appointment with the ENT doctor in the same building at 9am. We ended up having to wait in the lobby for almost 45 minutes with 3 very cranky kids until they called us back. By then Jacob had fallen asleep. This was good because I wanted him to hear how bad Jacob sounded even when he was asleep. I pointed out he has not been sick in a while. The vomiting has been significantly less and he was still very congested and his tonsils are always huge. He agreed that it was time for them to come out. We made an appointment for him to have them removed July 27th. He will more than likely spend the night in the hospital. I'm very nervous about this surgery. I worry for complications and I worry that he will get sick before it is time for him to go. Oh, they are also taking the big skin tag off his right ear.
This brings me back to the whole insurance thing! Ugh! I don't understand this medicaid stuff. One minute it works and the next time it doesn't. Apparently when it was rant before the 5th it was expired then suddenly on the 5th it was good again. I called the home health people back and they tried to run it again. They said in the medicaid system that is shows that it is good for only today. She gave me the number to call to our local medicaid office. I finally got a hold of someone after about 20 attempts at calling and it saying their call volume was to high and to call back later. The lady I spoke to was absolutely no help! She looked him up in her computer and it showed that his benefit expire at the end of the month! WTH! I just don't get it. I asked the lady why? and I was told I had to call DCF. So, I call that number and once again go the message saying call volume was to high. At this point we had arrived at our next appointment so I gave up. I will have to call again on Monday. I also have spoke with several people who work in health care that have told me about different medicaid programs special needs kids are in. I was told by an old co-worker that there is 1 that I pay $20 a month and medicaid covers everything. HECK I would pay $50 if I did not have to deal with the uncertainty if it is there or not!
The up side to all of this is at least his insurance is GOOD until the end of the month. That will cover the $175 in co-pay for the week of their birthday and it will cover his tonsil and adenoid surgery. Praise God for him providing for us this month. We will see what next month will bring.
Our last appointment of the day was at Shriner's Hospital in Tampa. Jacob had his AFOs finished and got and abduction pillow for his hips for when he sleeps at night. It took up about 2 hours there. I had no idea there would be so much waiting to pick up AFOs. They put them on him, drew on them, and took them back off. They left the room for 30 minutes or so to cut them down to size. Then he had to wear them for 20 minutes to see if their were any pressure spots. Of course their was and then the guy was gone for another 20 minutes to fix it. Then the guy came in to fit him with the abduction pillow. It also had to be cut to size.
Between the ENT and Shriner's appointment we went to Target. We picked up one of Jacob's prescriptions and I let Jack pick out some toys for the boys for their birthday. We finished off the gift card that was given to us by another blogger. Thank You again! I can't want for the boys party!
After we came back from Tampa Jacob and Jack got hair cuts and we got dinner. Now we are home. I am hiding in my room with my kids. I am so very tired and just can't handle much more anxiety. 830 needs to come quick so I can put the kids to bed and hopefully get some sleep myself. I work for the next 2 days.
|The new hip abduction pillow|
|Jacob's hair cut|
|Jacob's AFOs they have trucks on them :-)|
|Jacob playing with his switch toy. I love it!|