1 completely wasted trip for Draven to see an incompetent, uneducated, cranky, and unhelpful Nurse Practitioner: approximately $120 and mostly covered by insurance.
1 roundtrip to Las Vegas; fuel, food, drinks, and shopping: $380.
Appointments for all three kids to see an amazing Pediatrician who diagnosed the older two with RSV: approximately $600 and mostly covered by insurance.
1 prescription for Albuterol Sulfate vials for Nebulizer: $284.85 completely covered by insurance.
1 prescription for Pulmicort Nebulizer Medication: $249.24 completely covered by insurance.
2 prescriptions for Singulair for all three kids: $278.34 (out of pocket expense $55.66).
1 prescription for Cefdinir, antibiotic for the older two: $143.54 completely covered by insurance.
1 prescription for Nasonex for the older two: $118.62 (out of pocket expense $21.77).
1 visit to the Dr. for the hubby: approximately $120 mostly covered by insurance.
1 prescription of an antibiotic that did absolutely nothing for him: $21.60 covered by insurance.
1 visit for me to the Dr. where I learned my hubby and I have either bronchitis or walking pneumonia and I have lost 10 pounds (WOOHOO!!): approximately $120 mostly covered by insurance.
2 boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, because I just can't resist this cookie and they make the world a better place!: $8
2 prescriptions for my husband and I, 10 pills for us each of Levaquin, an antibiotic strong enough to slow anthrax after exposure: $371.12 (out of pocket expense $74.22).
1 prescription for both my husband and I of a strong cough syrup, Cheratussin: $4.43 covered by insurance.
1 upcoming roundtrip to Vegas WITH the hubby whether he likes it or not; fuel, food, shopping, lunch with Uncle Derek, and 5 Dr.’s appointments: approximately $500.
1 upcoming visit to the Lung Specialist for the Baby: approximately $250 mostly covered by insurance.
1 upcoming RSV shot for the Baby: $2100 and COMPLETELY covered by insurance.
Having a husband who has an amazing job with amazing insurance and who is willing to take care of his family in THIS way: PRICELESS!!!
Having the abilities to take care of our family and see a Dr. when we need to and get the medications we all need, and being able to prevent the baby from contracting RSV and be hospitalized again: PRICELESS!!!
And thinking of how the Obama administration is planning on changing all of this so that we will no longer have these freedoms, so that all of the people who voted him into office and the people who voted against him, basically ALL the people except those sitting on their high towers in government offices will no longer be able to take care of their families like this, makes me want triple my anxiety medication before I send THEM all the bills I have from Draikaiden’s 3 month stay in the hospital and every visit thereafter and see how they think we should pay for it without insurance! Maybe they’ll be so kind as to pay for it themselves, since I am sure that with 2 or 3 paychecks they can cover the million dollars worth of expenses. No wait, I believe according to his thinking, Draikaiden being born so early, he didn’t deserve the care and treatment he got, so he would have simply ordered the machines to be shut down. Or is that only with the elderly? I’d like to see ALL of Congress and every member of the government participate in this upcoming Health Care Hell they are about to put us through. Then I bet it wouldn’t last long at all.