Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Remove the Curse!

I have an appointment with the doctor today to get something for these blasted allergies.

Only my youngest daughter (the queen of sick) started vomiting last night. I thought I could take her with me, barf bag in hand, but my son woke up with eye goo this morning.

I refuse to take him in the doctor's office with me. He is a big turd.

So whoever put the curse on me, please remove it.

Or maybe somebody could mail me some gris gris or light a candle in the church or something. We have not had a week without somebody getting sick in at least a month.
There is a church that puts up weekly signs I have mentioned before.

This week's sign read, "The Redbud is Back. God Did It Again."

If God makes the redbud, who brings us the greenbud?
Old Hoss did the "I am" meme today. It is one of the funniest ones I've seen and well worth checking out.
Vickee recommended to me that I get extra speech therapy for my son.

I called my insurance company. We have Cigna. It's an HMO.

Here was my answer.

A person who teaches speech or occupational therapy comes under the label of "behavioral provider", not medical provider. Therefore, their services aren't covered.

Never mind that autism is a neurological disorder. They will treat his body if he should get sick, but they will not treat his mind.

In other words, fuck you very much.
I saw some strange insects near the laundry pile in the garage. Considering the way my laundry pile smells, they can only be dung beetles.

Since I am stuck at home today, I think I'll go attack that pile.


Blogger Mary Poppins said...

At least u got a better explanation...My insurance company asked:

"Did she have an accident that impaired her speech?"

"Um..well, not techincallY"

"Oh, then,we don't do speech therapy, unless she's had an accident".

What am I supposed to do? Rip her jaw out..good lord.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

I'm sorry that you are getting it handed to you. I hope you feel better soon. Health to your family!

2:11 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

God I hate dealing with HMOs... I understand there are rules, but does there have to be so many? And do they always have to make you feel like... like... a dung beetle when you call?


2:14 PM  
Blogger Ms.L said...

Ohh bugger it all,huh?
There is a group of mums here who are fighting to have certain treatments(for autism) be included and covered by our medical.
It ticks me off that they are not already covered.
If the kids had diabetes they'd get help!
Grrrrrrr,makes me mad!

LOL dung beetles. Happy Laundrying..if there is such a thing;p

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Crazedmomof4 said...

I'll keep you in prayer if you keep me... well I'll keep you in prayer either way!;)

This is why we have Crazed before Mom!:L
It seems like from Jan. on until school's out things are crazy!

Right now I got a 11 yr.old Jeff Foxworthy wannabe, with 3 others trying to follow! HELP! Kids... ya gotta love em,...right?

I liked Hoss' meme too!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Joke said...

It's not an HMO thing. There isn't ONE SINGLE SOLITARY INSURANCE COMPANY (at least in Florida, but I'm 90% it's nationwide) that will cover this. Not one. Not one single solitary plan from any company, for any price.

"Fortunately" there was some minor surgery needed, and we were able to get SOME coverage, because we have a tippy-top plan. Some = 12 hours. A year.

This is like a car insurance company saying: "We'll cover all accident repairs, unless, of course, it involved a stop sign."

Don't get me started.


12:27 PM  
Blogger MsCellania said...

We got fucked by our insurance, too. They will only pay the claims if they are 'medically necessary'.

Me: "Ah, talking is pretty necessary, don't you think? Well, he wasn't talking. And after speech therapy, he started talking."

Silence, then

Reply: "Can you get another code from your pediatrician?"

Me: "SURE! NO PROBLEM! What are some of the codes!"

Reply: "I can't tell you that! Your doctor has to provide them."

Me: "Call me impulsive, but I reckoned we oould cut to the chase here. What are some codes you WILL pay and I'll see if the doctor thinks she can connect any dots to that malady."


Me: "Well, it was worth the try."


Me: "Have a great evening. I'm hanging up now to go scream in the corner."

But it's still totally worth it, Carolyn. We pay $75/hr and $70/hr for speech therapy and occupational therapy, respectively. Ryan is light years' ahead of his cohorts at school now, after 2 solid years of weekly ST and OT.

(And did I mention we are driving old cars, never take vacations, and wear old clothes? But we are okay with all this.)

1:29 PM  
Blogger Yoly said...

My insurance company will only pay for physical therapy, the one that my kid does not need.! $75/hr and $70/hr for therapies. over here (Puerto Rico) I pay $25/hr and $30/hr for ST and OT

6:39 PM  
Blogger Joke said...

$75/hr is pretty standard in FL. Throw in tuition to a specialized school (ouch!) and you have the makings for some fun times.


9:08 PM  

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