Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday updates

Got to the hospital this morning and Ron was still resting. I'm glad that he was able to rest some last night.

The blisters on his arm were merging into bigger blisters. Three of the bigger ones became one about the size of a bagel. Yuck.

I spent hours on the Internet last night researching the Medicare parts and Medigap coverages. I wasn't able to make any determinations that would be beneficial to us. I talked to the insurance company and they informed me that effective 1/1/2012 that they will no longer be providing any kind of insurance coverage - ANY, including prescriptions. That was a very big disappointment.

I contacted the insurance company at my employer and am waiting to see what they say. The best I can come up with on my own makes our premiums nearly 4x higher per month than what we're currently paying, and that does not include co-pays or deductibles. I had a rough day after processing all of that.

In fact, my whole day only had one bright spot... Ron walked about 230 feet this morning and then about 60 feet this afternoon. As soon as he is medically stable, he'll be transferred to the in-patient rehab unit.

Tonight, he's not feeling well. Has a fever, had to get two more units of blood because his hematocrit was 23.7 (should be over 43-ish) and his hemoglobin was 7.9 (should be over 14). Dr. A decided to drain the blisters because they were so massive.

I wish I had better news. I am having a bit of a pity-party today so just not too "with it" this evening. I'm trying but it's a struggle today. It's been a very emotional week.


JeannetteLS said...

I am so sorry Teresa. I was hoping your insurance was not just cutting out on you. I do know how hard it is having independent coverage, trying to piece enough together.

Sometimes, I think it's okay to have a good wallow. Clearly that is not your normal routine, but when times are rough, it sure is good to be able to simply let 'er rip, and have your friends, and maybe even total strangers send you care. Send you healing energy. Send you prayers. Send empathy and compassion.

We all have to breathe and simply acknowledge how hard things are sometimes.

May Friday offer something unexpectedly good for you. Please keep remembering to care for YOU, as well as for Ron.

Thisisme. said...

Dear Teresa - I do pray that you will get some good news somewhere about this whole insurance thing. You must be emotionally drained with worrying about poor Ron and then trying to sort out all this other business. Surely things can only get better for you. Surely?! Praying for Ron and that they will be able to get him stablized soon, and praying for you that you have the strength to deal with all this.

orchid said...

Hi! Dear Teresa.
Reading your post, you are doing all you can do!!!
Like Ms. Jeannette said, I really wish somethig good way will come to both of you.
Hang in there and sending prayers form Japan!!!
Hugs, xoxo Orchid*

Bouncin' Barb said...

So sorry to hear about Ron. Just catching up after being gone. This is pretty upsetting news about the insurance so I can't say I blame you for feeling out of it. This country is slowly killing us with our health care crisis. I swear it is. Will catch up with you soon! Hugs!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Stories like yours are so frustrating--WHY Can't our country get it together and make health care accessible and affordable? Hugs.

Pat said...

Gee, I sure hope Ron is doing better today! The two of you have been through so much! I will continue to pray for the both of you!