K.L.s Wondering Mind

Location: Des Moines, Washington, United States

Monday, September 29, 2008

We are Approved

Amazingly enough, we got our insurance approval without a fight. We got the letter this weekend. Of course, it is never quite as simple as that. The approval was dated for a 60 day approval starting September 3rd. That would mean that by the time her actual surgery happens on November 12th, the preapproval will have expired. The hospital has been alerted, and will get that little mix-up corrected.

Other than that, we are now a GO for surgery on November 12th. Activation will happen two to four weeks later. Rachel will then have lots of speech therapy and hopefully within 6 months or so we will get a good picture of how successful the implant is. A quick process this is not.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gotta Love a Cowboy

Sometimes you just need a visual pick-me-up. I'll share mine.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Surgery Date Set

The surgery date has been set for Rachel's bilateral cochlear implant surgery. November 12th. Originally we were intending to have the surgery between Christmas and New Year's to avoid any lost school time. Unfortunately, the doctor doing the surgery only has one date per month at the children's hospital. The December date was on my birthday, and nowhere near Christmas break. So we opted for the November date. This should give the insurance company plenty of time to give us their approval. Or disapproval as the case may be. There should also be enough time for the appeal process if they choose to disapprove. The audiology center seemed to believe that I have good insurance, and that it will be approved without fuss. We'll see. So now the hard part begins. Waiting...


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Walks I Didn't Take

We spent the Labor Day weekend up at the family cabin near Mt. Rainier. While I spent most of the time with my foot propped up, recovering from a nasty spider bite, my husband took lovely walks, taking pictures and enjoying the fresh (cold) air.

Here is one of the prettier pics he came back with.