I Have No Words

Ok I do have words. Just none for the title. I can’t think of anything fabulous enough to say to express how happy I am right now.

This is more Synagis talk, so I’ll try to recap quickly: RSV (lower respiratory infection which is very dangerous for babies) has a season where it is contagious: September through April. If a baby with a heart defect or lung defect gets RSV, it can potentially be life-threatening. There is a shot called Synagis that provides immunity to RSV, but each shot is only effective for one month. Therefore, in order to be fully covered, you should have the shot every month from September to April. Synagis is very hard to get–it’s extremely expensive (it starts at $1,800 a month and goes up from there) and is only given to babies who are born premature or have heart or lung defects.

(here’s a CNN article about RSV)

In our case, our insurance was not given the correct information the first time Synagis was requested. Because of that, we were denied. We have been going through an appeal process to be covered but it’s a lengthy process and we are dealing with strict time constraints here with April 3rd being the date when she needs to receive her next shot.

And here’s the amazing part:

[post snipped to protect the identity of some pretty amazing people-May 8, 2008]


10 Responses to “I Have No Words”

  1. 1 MK March 31, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    This is such great news.
    What’s also great is now I have the link to your blog again. P will be so happy!

    Seriously though, excellent news!

  2. 2 chuck March 31, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    This is the most amazing thing I have EVER HEARD. What an amazing gift, and what an unexpected, wonderful result! I’m certain that the word “relief” doesn’t even begin to cover it! Congratulations to all three of you, and yes DO hug everyone at the ped’s office!! I am so so so happy for you!

  3. 3 chuck March 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    John just said that maybe this is your b-day present?! 🙂

  4. 4 Mad March 31, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    That’s fantastic news – what a huge relief. Your doctors rock.

  5. 5 stacy March 31, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    what a wonderful gift. After such a short time, she is already loved the MOST. What wonderful people.

  6. 6 kljderrick April 1, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Wonderful!! Good news – perfectly timed!
    Give the beautiful one a kiss from her cousin!

  7. 7 looperlatte April 1, 2008 at 8:48 am

    God is good, all the time! Wonderful news. and wonderful doctors.

  8. 8 Sierra April 1, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    This is great news! I’ve just recently found your blog through MK and I must say, your daughter is gorgeous!

  9. 9 dubes April 1, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    I don’t even know what to say – I am AMAZED and shocked and thrilled and ecstatic and relieved all at once. And SHOCKED. Doctors – being generous?? Helping people out??? with no benefit to them?!?!?!??! OH MY GOODNESS.

    Praise God, that’s all.

  10. 10 WD April 2, 2008 at 8:15 am

    I think you have the best pediatrician in the world!

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