Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Meltdown - In Pictures

Austin is exactly 18 months old today...he had to pay Dr. C an unexpected visit because he hasn't been feeling so well lately.

Wait for it...
Total Meltdown...

My little guy hasn't been eating or drinking. He's also very congested. He has a sinus infection and a very red throat (but NO Strep, so that's good.) His throat and sinus infection do explain why he hasn't been eating or drinking much lately. Like most moms, I DO NOT like it when my baby doesn't feel well. Luckily, Austin has a SUPER doctor. I'm telling you, everyone needs a Dr. C. True to her super self, she fixed him up with some antibiotics and he should be feeling better soon.

We have our 18 month well child appointment on will be interesting to see how much Austin's grown!

We received a HUGE answer to our prayers last week... Our health insurance company has agreed to pay for all of Austin's private therapies. They have stated on most of the claims for Private Therapy that they "do not cover early intervention." Of course, I have the right to appeal and I did. They want us to use ECI. As I've stated before, ECI is a state program. When Austin was not sitting independently at age 1, I KNEW I HAD TO MAKE A CHANGE! Private Therapy has been Austin's saving grace. More importantly, he has a relationship with each of his Private therapists and he KNOWS and RESPONDS to them. ECI services are not consistent, amongst other things. As a teacher, I know how important consistency is. It doesn't matter if you're working on discipline or toilet all becomes pointless when you don't have consistency. We are finally parting ways with ECI. I will miss our service coordinator, as she's been with us since Austin was 6 weeks old. It's bittersweet.

Please feel free to email me if you’re having problems with insurance covering certain therapies. I can’t promise that I can fix your situation, but I can tell you what worked for me. In a nutshell, you need to be persistent and NEVER accept the word “no.” This task is easier said than done.

It’s late and we’ve had a long day, so I’m going to bring this a close. More later.


1 comment:

  1. But he looks so adorable melting!! I love that you can SEE it coming.....poor baby boy. he will feel better soon!