First, we had a change in our medical plan and turns out what I thought was going to be a major catastrophe... ended up being the best blessing of all! Abby had almost used most of her $1M cap and I think I shared that Atena was now dictating where her monies would be allocated too! AHHH the audacity! Well, Matt's company pulled the o'l switch-a-roo and her $1M cap starts all over again with this new company... Praise The Lord!!!
We had to quit school back in January when Atena declined PDN. In order to go to school and receive therapies she HAS to have her nurse with her. Medicaid stepped up and allowed for 3 visits back to back per day for nursing, but they are not allowed to leave the house, thus no school and no therapies.
Here is the good part, being that we got new insurance I started the ball rolling for PDN through them. I informed PSA "Pediatric Services of America" of our new insurance and we were all hopeful that they would without a doubt provide PDN for her. The next day I got a call from PSA, and she informed me that they did a new acuity scale and assessment on Abby, re-submitted all this to MEDICAID, they came back with APPROVED PDN 14 FOR HOURS A DAY!!!!! WHAT??? I SAID, I thought our new insurance was going to be paying for this, but hey... Medicaid is even better because now her new cap won't be touched by this! We will not be using all 14 hours a day, we will just go back to our normal shift of 8-5:30 M-F. Oh what a blessing this is!!! Now Abb's can attend school in August and get her therapies and start going to hippo therapy again!!!! Next I am working on a new seating system from Lecky called the Mygo and finding a crash tested base so she can ride the school bus and be safe!
The other good part is that Adam Chodak from Channel 9 News and I have been talking back and forth and he is working hard on talking with all sorts of doctors, specialists and providers. He is waiting on a one person to contact him back and then he and I will meet for an interview! I just hope it is before we leave next Friday! He is so driven on this story and I just love his passion to dig deeper and find out what is going on! I can't wait to meet him and will let you know when we do and what happens!
I am almost done with preparing for our leave regarding Abbs. I have put a PowerPoint together for our training on Tuesday and think I have everything else set. Boy it's a lot of work!!! If ANYONE needs tips on what to do and how, just give me a hollar... I think I've got it down!
I just came back from Vail for a pre-wedding consultation and oh if you have not been there, GO! It's so beautiful and I can not believe the beauty up there!!! Here are a few photos from this trip and also some of Abby, enjoy!
Thanks to all that have left me comments!!!!
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