In what is hopefully a sign of good karma, Eliza and I have some great news to share:
Our insurance appeal has been approved!
For those playing at home, we’re of course referring to our appeal to the initial insurance decline of Fiona’s 10 month Cochlear Implant surgery I blogged about last week.
This is great news as it allows Fiona to get her impant on…(drumroll)….FRIDAY!
We’ve been trying not to make a big deal about the initial decline because Fiona would still be eligible for surgery in May, but it is kindof a big deal. At this age, every week an infant is learning so much: how to walk, how to listen and how to talk. To be deprived of sound for even a short window could translate into months or years of extra therapy. The earlier the better.
We’ve received incredible support and help from our friends and family, but we wanted to call out a few people who really went above and beyond to help us with this appeal: Meegan Broll with RPG Solutions, Scot Wingo with ChannelAdvisor, Lauren Stott, Dr. Brian Herrrmann and Patricia Fullard with Pediatric ENT of Atlanta, and of course the folks at Blue Cross Blue Shield NC for listening to our appeal and giving Fiona a chance.
This week is now a whirlwind. Early tomorrow morning Fiona goes in for her pre-surgery CT scan, then we’re back on the schedule for surgery this Friday, March 7th. If all goes well, activation will remain on March 20th. We’re looking forward to sharing that moment with everyone on this blog.
Thanks to everyone for all their thoughts, prayers and well wishes. Back on track!