Before our children were born, they had a special conversation with God. They asked Him to give them parents that would care for them, help them with their special needs and most of all love them more than anything else. With that we were chosen as parents to these beautiful children. And for that we are honored and forever grateful. 
Thank you Emma & Harrison for choosing us.

March 12, 2009

I HATE Insurance Agencies! There I said it!

After having been somewhat misled and consequently very excited and hopeful about Harrison upcoming surgery into the world of hearing, we just found out that Harrison will NOT be able to have his surgery at 6 months old, but instead will have to wait until he is 1 year old. So now our poor boy will have to be without any sound for an entire year! And the best part is that we will have to keep getting ear molds made as he grows,for hearing aids that do him absolutely no good! And sadly, he's makings a lot of sounds and is showing signs of wanting to babble so bad and if he had his implants at 6 months, he wouldn't miss a beat. Unfortunately, if he still has no sound at 6 months, his babbling will taper off. Then at 12 months old we have to start from scratch!

I'm wondering if our kids will ever get a break!

2 comments:

  1. It is obviously the insurance company that has made this decision. Why don't you appeal it and get you social worker to apply some pressure. All rules were made to be broken.. Don't give up. If that doesn't work call your State Senate Insurance Chairman and they'll apply some pressure - that will make an impression.

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  2. We have already contacted the Let Them Hear Foundation about this. They're a non-profit organization that fights insurance battles and appeals free of charge. They fought to get Emma her second implant when the insurance agency told us "one was good enough!". Unfortunately they said that this is one that cannot be fought. And even if they change their minds through persistent letters etc.; they can come back and say that their policy states 12 months old and could force us to pay for the surgery out of pocket. We're talking somewhere in the neighborhood of $160,000 for both ears!

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