At the risk of sounding like a woman who does NOTHING but complain, you honestly would not believe the last couple of days I have had. I am soo frustrated. I will try and tell you just the highlights. First, here is it Thursday afternoon, and I am JUST NOW finally finding out the result of mom's CT scan from last Friday. And!! only because I took the time to drive the disk by her primary care doc having completely given up on trying to get the information out of the neurology office. He is the one who ordered this particular scan so of course I understood the information would go to him. I have left numerous messages (and some of the last ones were kind of clipped by me) was transferred around, hung up on, (accidently, but still!) and generally blown off. However, I then remembered today that the scan place had given me a copy of the scan on a CD (which at the time I wondered why ~ but figured if it was broken then I would probably need it for the orthopedic and this would save me a trip) so I decided I would just take it by the primary care docs and ask her to read it. Bottom line? Mom has several fractures in her pelvis! Now they are not displaced, so she doesn't think they will require any surgery or anything like that, but meanwhile now we will have to go see an orthopedic. My question is....IF I had not ruthlessly pursued this, would we have EVER found out the result? My primary care doc called the scan place when she read the disk and they told her that they had called the neurologists office less than a half hour after we had left there and TOLD the doc on call. Now this doc was not actually the doctor my mother saw, but so what!! Still shocking that their office KNEW last Friday night that it was fractured in several places and never bothered to call and let us know, even with me calling several times every day trying to find out.....sigh. THEN!! (on a completely separate issue) Today I tried to get the new long acting seizure prescription filled (the neurologist had given me samples to try) as it has just been working WONDERFULLY. We have been sooo thrilled with it. However, we have found out that not only is there NO generic (which we figured as it is new) but the insurance company refuses to cover it as well. And the price? $437.00 a month!! Soo of course I had to call back the neurologist office and get them to appeal it to the insurance co. She called me back a half hour later and told me the insurance company refused. Meanwhile, I called the primary care doc office back and they are going to try appealing the insurance company as she feels they didn't really try very hard. I have also found a couple of things on-line that might reduce the price by at least a hundred dollars, and maybe a hundred and fifty. It is all soo frustrating. The only thing we can do is go back to what we were on (which did seem to allow an occasional seizure) or get him to try something else, which neither mom or I can even begin to bear, or just pay it and move along. It will be hard, but I guess that is what we are going to do. Sooo sad to be at the mercy of an insurance company who feels they can decide what's best. I am reserving some hope that her primary care doctor will have more luck with the insurance company, and trust me I will be doing a lot of praying about it as well.
Sooo, how draining is all of that? Meanwhile, what I really WANTED to post was very happy Mother's Day wishes to all of you mom's out there. How grateful I am that I was blessed 4 times over with that role, and now have the added honor of being "grandma" to 9 wonderful grandchildren, with 2 more coming soon. While I can't say that at times it is a very difficult role, it has brought me more joy, laughter, love and blessings than I could ever begin to elaborate on. And my relationship with my own dear mom continues to this day to be one I cherish and treasure. Truly my cup runneth over. So enjoy your day mom's, grandma's, special aunts, big sisters, and all who have played this very important role. And if you still have your own mom's, cherish your time with her, and make her day as special as you can! Blessings to you all, Debbie
There have been 3 such cute pictures recently on Facebook of little Donatella that I just had to share them with you...what a little sweetie she is. Her little face just tells the story of her adorable little personality....enjoy!
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