Thursday, December 22, 2011
Guess Who's Getting Coal In Their Stocking?
Our health insurance company, that's who! Andrew has not checked into Westchester Medical Center for the second round of the R Hyper CVAD that's waiting for him, because our insurance company will not approve any further treatment, as WMC is out of network. Never mind that he's in the middle of care for a complicated disease, or that we were given all indications that they would approve the rest going forward .... blah, blah, blah. It' so boring and reprehensible, that I can't even talk about it anymore. It's taken 2 very stressful days to sort it all out -- we are now being forced to start from scratch with our 4th hospital and third set of doctors. We next head up to Albany Medical Center (IN OUR NETWORK!) on the 28th to have yet another oncology office visit, and hopefully convince the doctor to admit Andrew immediately for his very overdue 2nd round of chemo. I feel like one of those families that the politicians are always inviting to their speeches -- you know, the husband with two little children who has a deadly cancer, and the insurance company denies treatment right before Christmas Day? That's us!