Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Holding Pattern

Things have been stable for the last week or so. Emily has been going to her lab appointments and the results have all be good. They seem to have her medications dialed in. She will be having her first biopsy - post hospital - soon. I hd thought that this already happened but I was wrong.

Both Kathy and Emily are getting a little stir crazy. We are hoping that they only have a couple of more weeks over there but we just don't know. They both need to come home.

I have been VERY busy at work. I have been working some very long days with lots of OT. On the weekends I am working hard on getting the house clean for Emily's return. It is amazing how dirty the place gets when it is only the cats at home.

The West Valley View ran a follow-up story on Emily last Friday. It was short but good. I was contacted (OK I got a VM) the other day by one of the local TV stations wanting to do a couple of stories about Emily. I decided, after some careful thought, that this just didn't seem like the right thing to do. I am ready for things to return to "normal" and this would just stir things up. Emily was not interested in doing an interview either. Anyway, I never got a chance to say no thanks becasue I never got a responce to my follow-up call.

At the end of the month I will be going back out to LA for another visit. I will be taking Delaney and Sharleen. Grandma and Grandpa will be going too. We will have a little birthday celebration for Kathy and Sharleen. Should be a good time.

We are coming to the end of the major medical coverage for the transplant. That means that the real bills will start rolling in. I got a glimps at the prices for Emily's medications! Let me just say it was breath-taking! She will also have alot of doctor visits and lab work over the coming months. It will be very intersting to see how all this adds up. Perhaps, someday, I will reveal how much a heart transplant with 2 months of ICU costs... I still don't know for sure how much it costs but I have a very frightning image...

Did I mention that I am very thankful for the insurance company? Did I mention that I am very greatful to everyone who has helped? ...and the doctors? ...the nurses? I can't say it enough - thanks to everyone!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Robert keep your chin up things will be back to some kind of normalcy very soon. I cant wait for half of my girls to be home from out of state and from what they said i bet they cant wait either. Im very glad that The girls and Kathy have you, your a wonderful dad and husband. As for the rest of the bills im sure that there is more help their if needed. God knows i can try to spare something to help.
Love you all,