These last 3 days have been a huge improvement from Sunday. I guess the chemo is wearing off, and Brinley has been feeling much better, and I am regaining a little sanity...In fact, it has felt so normal this week, I've been forgetting she even has cancer. She's walking a lot better, and faster, and has been a normal 2 year old, normal tantrums, normal silliness, it's been nice. I guess I kind of like this phase so far, because since there is a 10 day gap between doses, she has a chance to recover and feel good for a few days. I'm hoping her numbers aren't crashing as I'm speaking...So we'll have to get through those first few days after the chemo, then hopefully we'll have our normal Brinley back for a week before the next dose.

I'm also preparing for battle with the insurance company, we got some claims today, the original hospital bill included (finally!) with Brinley in-patient for a week, and there are a lot of charges they are not paying, so that caused a little hyper-ventilation on my part. I was on the phone with them today, they are going to review it and hopefully straighten it out. If not, we are in a world of hurt with the medical bills!

4 comments:

Ashley said...

Insurance companies can be such a pain. Put your angry eyes on and GOOD LUCK! Don't take any of their grief.

Marion said...

Hang tough with those insurance companies. Don't let them be arbitrary in their decisions, and don't take "No" for an answer. (Having said that, I think the hospitals inflate their bills WAY too much, as well.) Good luck with it. Make them fear when they hear the name "Torres" on the phone!!!!

Kristin said...

Marion,
Isn't that the truth! For one week in the hospital, just the room and board was about $11,000! That's without any of the medical stuff!

Deborah said...

Kristin, I've talked to David about our insurance agent Dan, who will be able to go to bat for you with more information about our policy. It's really okay to rely on his help, so feel free to contact him. His assistant Melody is very reliable as well.