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Update 11-17-2010

Just a quick update for everyone. Brisan has been doing well. A few throwing up spells but overall he has been in good health considering all things.

Parker has taken a couple big spills forcing us to have him stay in his chair more often. We don't have enough bubble wrap to put up every where in the house! They both have been enjoying school which is a delight!

Duncan is still potty training. For the most part he is starting to get the hang of it. We have a meeting Friday to see if he will start school on his 3rd birthday in January.

We still are dealing with health insurance and trying to figure out the best thing to do. Having Brisan and Parker on Medicaid isn't the best option but realistically we are being priced out of the market for private insurance.

What An Interesting Week

This past week has been very good minus one situation (get to that a little later). Brisan is doing wonderful. They came out Wednesday to adjust his chair since he has grown from when he received it last year. They had brought back his cover for the back of his chair but the zipper broke :(. So they have it on rush delivery to get fixed. He also received his “big boy chair” to use in the kitchen. That should be a bit more comfortable sitting at the kitchen table. Overall he has been in a good mood. Such a great mood that last Saturday he pooped all over our bed :). There still are concerns over his right eye and his ability to see out of it.

Parker has been in a great mood as well. He has really enjoyed school and went on his first field trip Tuesday (pumpkin patch). Today he had physical therapy and afterwards did some water therapy. Jennifer said he absolutely loved it!

Duncan is being a cutie and just saying funny 2 year old things. He has shown a lot of interest in baseball or any sport with a ball. Too bad that daylight is shrinking this time of year! He will start school at the end of January.

Now for the news we received last Friday (10-15). Jennifer was at Target getting refills on some of the boys' medications and they said Humana came back illegible. So she called me then I called Humana. The customer service agent stated that “my company” (no, not my company…my old company) canceled the plan. I knew they had recently closed their doors but did not put 2 + 2 together. The shocking part was we were not even informed of the irresponsible decisions of my old company. Looking back now we are thankful they kept open for as long as they did. Knowing what we know now we could have been out of insurance much quicker.

Some of you are wondering why we were on my “old company's” health insurance. I was laid off in July 2009. That prompted us to pay for COBRA.  It's not the best payment in the world but Obama's subsidy made it more affordable. At that time the best option was to keep our current insurance as we were familiar with it, we had met our deductible, and it was a plan that was generous in some areas verses others. Read the rest of this entry »