Monday, April 20, 2009
Some playtime pics from today.
We are thrilled to report that after a few applications of silver nitrate which we obtained from a friend, Mikan's g-tube stoma looks wonderful (well, according to Mikan standards) for now and isn't causing him as much pain.
We had a visit from the nutritionist today. Mikan now weighs 19lbs 3oz. He's been having great weight gain (He doesn't have a lot of choice with the g-tube).
Right now Mikan is way overdue for his last Synagis shot. There was some confusion about insurance coverage for an April dose, and, as result, he is about three weeks behind. We are hoping to get that taken care of.
Speaking of insurance issues...has anyone been billed multiple times for medical expenses that your insurance is covering, but aren't paying in a timely fashion for one reason or another (no prior authorization obtained, they entered our member ID wrong, etc.), and then when you call the company to ask about a specific charge, there are so many claims filed that they cannot figure out which one (or ones) you are talking about? I have am on the phone about once a week with our insurance company trying to get something straightened out that they need to pay for. At some point in the conversation, a representative inevitably says, "You're going to have to wait a minute. Your son has a lot of claims I need to sort through." Usually the conversation is about 30 minutes on a good day, sometimes up to an hour.
Mikan was also a little upset when he heard that there was a chance of snow showers tomorrow morning. Is it the end of April? He was just starting to enjoy being outdoors.
Posted by John and Jenna Gensic at 12:05 PM