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Sep 12, 2008
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
Ever Have One of THOSE Mornings!!!!!
Warning this is long!!!!! and There are lots of misspelling becaue I am just GGGRRRRR

Well I am having one of them today. GGGRRRRRRR

Jedd had to be a the ENT at 9:15 hard but doable (is that a word??)

At breakfast he decides to vomit, I seriously do NOT have time to re-feed him so I give him a little extra heavy cream and call it a meal...

In the car, he's fine I brought the DVD so he could watch something adn NOT puke in the car. Thank heavens it worked.

I can't fid the ENTs office thye ahve taken theri lovely little sign donw so here I am on a BUSY BLVD trying to find their office. I pass the entire road 3 times. On my fourth pass I call to ask the name of the street since the sign seems to be missing.

She tells me and then says really SNOTTY, well since it sounds liek you're gona be late let's reshcedule you!!! NO DON"T DO THAT!!!!! I practically EYLL at her.... I told her I have spent enough gas money already DO NOT DO THAT!! I'll be there and I hung up on her.

My day only gets better when I get there.(being sarcastic)

I am told by the check in lady that my referral has cancelled!!!!! I said all Jedd's other DR call and do that for me do you do that....You guessed it, NOPE.

So now I am stading in front of her on teh phone withte PCP trying to get a stupid referral pushed through. They tell me sure we'll get it faxed ASAP. I LOVE my peds office...

Then the checkin lady tells me I owe a copay...UUUMMM This is a follow up from surgery I DONOT owe a copay. She says that I do so owe a $40 copay.

I said If they code it as a follow up NO I WON'T!!!!! Seh says I'll have to talk to the DR about that.

We get called back and then I mention it to the nurse and the DR walks in as we are talking about it so I ask him. He says NOPE you owe a copay.

I told him that all the othere surgical follow us are free. I explain to him it's not just ONE dept either Jedd has seen 3 other dept sfro surgical follow up s and they are coded for follow up and are free.

He says are they CHKD Dr.???? I said yes, he says that's why we DON'T DO THAT!!!!!

So I am leaving and you guessed it, the check OUT girl asks for my copay. I said IF the billing person codes this visit correctly I WILL NOT GET CHARGED!!!!!!

She has me sign a promissary note saying I woudl pay if the insurance co. requires a copay.

So basically I'll recieve a bill for the visit.

This all boils donw to the ENT wanting to make $$$$. If he charges for a follow up visit he gets paid SQUAT for the visit. BUT if he charges it a reg. ENT visit he gets paid by the ins. co n and he gets a copay from me.

I scheduled a follow up with them in 6 months but I will be calling to cancel it....

I mean really doens JEdd need to be followed up that much for ear tube surgery.

His ped. can check them and hehas passed BOTH hearing test on each visit post op. I doubt anything is going to happen from ehre on out.

OH and through all fo this I am having to rush back here to home because EI will be here ASAP for Jedd's 6 month review!!!!

I jsut want to crawl back in bed...... if you made it this far you are a saint and thanks for listen to my &*itching....

OH BTW I lost about 3 pounds on the scale this morning, so I thought it would be a VERY GOOD DAY!!!! I was wrong...... Oh and the DOG ate the banana bread I had wrapped up on the counter while I was gone as well....

And Jedd keeps eatign the dog's food out of her bowl...well, he keeps trying to eat it, if he actuallyate it I woudl be highly impressed.....

Sep 12, 2008
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I'm lol about the dog food. Don't dr's offices stink? Yes they do. I will be paying $300 Monday at Maggie's pre-op appt. She asked if that "would be a problem". I said "not as long as you take plastic".
Sep 12, 2008
Maybe the dog ate the banana bread to get back at Jedd for eating his food. :) Congrats on the three pounds! I could go for that right about now. Medical offices do try to get the most money (I know, I work in one and our boss is always on us about how to bill more-it's a huge battle for us as I have an ethical problem with it). Sorry your morning was so lousy. We all have days like that. I hope tomorrow is better!
Sep 12, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Well, this certainly just put my day into perspective! Sorry it's been so rotten! BIG PAT ON THE BACK for the weight loss though!
Sep 12, 2008
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Congrats on the weight loss. Sorry for the rotten day.
Sep 12, 2008
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
Yippee for the 3 lbs, but yuck for the rest. I really wish insurance came in ENGLISH, as well as with some basic guidelines (like "we PAY for this, don't screw with me"!)
Sep 12, 2008
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
Whoo hoo for the 3 lbs, are you doing WW?

Isn't it funny that we moms are always trying to LOSE weight and all we want for our kids is for them to GAIN weight. If Elyse ever starts drinking milk she will be on whole drink, and DH and I use fat free so we will have 2 milks in the fridge...

i thought you no longer needed to use cream and stuff in Jedd's food? i must have missed something...I gave Elyse a sippy of half and half yesterday because I needed to use it up anyway, hehe. She wouldn't drink it though.

sorry for the crummy morning. last time I went to MY dr, i could not find the office. He has 2 offices and I usually went to the other one, but this one was scheduled at the one I did not normally go to. i kept turning around and re-driving down the same street bc all there was where I thought the office was, was an empty lot. i finally called them and they had moved offices, without calling, and the old building had been torn down .

Sep 12, 2008
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Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
You poor thing! Yes, we've had one of those kind of days before too. Hopefully things have calmed down now! Congrats on the weight loss. I need to loose some #age right now!! ((HUGS))
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