Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The weather has been beautiful so we've been spending a lot of time outside which is why I haven't updated my blog in what seems like forever!

Today we met with a specialist about B getting braces for her legs and it looks like she will need them. We need to get prior authorization from our insurance and that takes about a month. Once that is taken care of she will get fitted with casts and then braces. I will talk more with her PT about it more on Friday but from what I understand she won't wear them all the time, just when we are working on her standing. It makes me sad for her that her handicap will now be so obvious but I know that they will only help her to walk and that is our goal.

We were supposed to be going to Boston for an appointment on Thursday with a Metabologist but I received a call today from Children's letting me know our insurance is refusing to pay for this visit as well because B's pediatrician's office can't seem to get their shit together and get the proper paperwork sent where it needs to be. The woman I spoke to said they may cover it if they have the 30 days that is required before the appointment takes place so I'm waiting for a call so I can reschedule. Since we are paying for the other 3 appointments we've already had I figured what's the harm in waiting a bit. I'm sure she doesn't have a metabolic disorder, she'd be very ill from what I've read. Plus, we are short on money and the few hundred dollars we'd spend in Boston can be used for other expenses.

Not much else to say I guess. Been a long and busy day and I'm ready for bed! I did get some fantastic pictures over the past few days and can't wait to share them for my Weekly Winners on Sunday!


Kitty said...

I was gonna ask you about the braces but figured this was just the first step before you actually got them so it is nice to hear the update.I'm so sorry your in the old insurance-paperwork-doctors office struggle Amy! I think of you everyday!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Dealing with insurance companies can be a pain, especially when your doctor's office is not doing their part. You sound like you're handling it a lot better than I would be.

I'm looking forward to seeing your photos on Sunday.

Jerinda said...

I'm glad that you are being proactive in every way you can, I just wish your Ped's office was doing the same.