Tuesday, September 30, 2008

DR. F Rocks!!

I love the M’s pediatrician, she is a wonderful person. We’ll call her Dr. F.

Dr. F wasn’t supposed to be our pediatrician, we were supposed to go to another Dr. in the practice but she was on call the night M1 was born so she was the Dr. that did the first assessment on him. I remember my Mom coming in my hospital room the morning after M1 was born; she said a Dr was in the nursery looking at him. My mom told me she was holding M1 and talking to him, and she had never seen a Dr look at a baby the way she was looking at M1.

So Dr. F came in my room a little later and introduced herself. She said she knew she wasn’t M1’s pediatrician; she was just on call from the practice, but that she would like to be if we would be willing to switch to her. Lady, if you want to take care of my kid that bad, he is yours!

We have since moved (see previous post) from our old house and we now live about 45 mins away from Dr. F’s office. But we love her and I just can’t take the boys to anyone else. I am so glad that I made the decision not to change pediatricians.

So Dr F. and her ‘team’ had decided M2 needs to get the Synagis injections, these can prevent RSV. This treatment is extremely expensive, about $2000 a shot. He will need 1 shot a month from October to March/April. Preapproval has to be received from the ins. co. I was not concerned, we have really good ins. (props to my employer on that). Last week as we were there for both boys (yep, both at once) wellness exams, Dr. F tells me the ins. co. declined the treatment for M2. I was SHOCKED, they usually cover so much. I became scared, almost terrified. I am terrified he will get pneumonia and RSV is a cause of pneumonia. Yep, I became terrified. But God Bless Dr. F, she tells me she is rolling up her sleeves and she was going to call the ins. co. personally, she was ready to do battle. M2 would get those shots, not to worry.

Yesterday I received an approval letter for Synagis in the mail from ins. co. M2 will get the shots. God Bless Dr. F, she rocks.

Friday, September 26, 2008


We moved to a new house in February. Thank GOD! I mean it, THANK YOU. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about how thankful we are that we moved. Our old neighborhood was a little rough (and going down hill fast).

This morning M2 woke up early and I was sitting on the couch feeding him, watching the news and there, on the TV screen is a picture of our old house. There it was, right there. The news anchor was reporting LIVE from our old street. A shooting, 2 wounded, 1 dead. On our old street!! In front of our old house.

I loved that house, I cried when we but it up for sale. It was our first house. We (by we I mean my Hubby and my parents) worked so hard on the house. Every last bit of that house had been touched by us, our personality was everywhere in that house. We had parties there. We watched football there, Christmases and July 4th's were celebrated there. We went Trick or Treating there. M1 was conceived there (M2 was conceived on vacation, another story, another time), M1's birthday parties were held there. I loved that house!! But today, today I am thankful that we moved.