Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Results Are In...

This afternoon the phone rang and it was Connor's doctor with the results of the lab test on his staff infection....Positive for MRSA. So, it's official, he definitely has it. Now that we know for sure, I will begin the tasks of washing bedding every morning, sanitizing all toys every night, and try to keep him quarantined from the other kids as best I can. He is still in good spirits, however the antibiotic has given him a terrible case of diarrhea. Poor little fella!!!

So far there are no other signs of it on him or anyone else, so that is positive. Since he is highly contagious the doctor urged me not to take him or even the other kids out around other people for at least 5 days, if not 10 just to make sure we don't spread any unwanted germs around. So, we're home bound once again.

I am desperately seeking signs of life and springtime anywhere I can find it and today, just outside my garage door I saw my first Hyacinth of season peeking her little head out...I think she will be a pale shade of yellow from what I can tell of her shell. Thank goodness for beauty in the midst of illness.

Thanks for your much needed prayers. Our spirits feel lifted although the burden of sickness remains. Just a quick update on our insurance situation that so many of you have asked about. Friday when I called the insurance company they told me that they had just sent out a letter dated Mar. 20th that our request for coverage had been denied. YIKES!!!!! The woman on the other end of the phone was both compassionate and efficient in her effort to help me come up with a different plan. She told me that she was also a Christian and the mother of a 3 year old and she couldn't comprehend that her company was going to tell me that I couldn't feed my little boy. She assisted me in coming up with procedure codes that may be authorized, but the final word will come in on Wednesday of next week. Please keep praying that we receive good news on this situation. I still cannot comprehend trying to come up with and extra 4K per month for Connor's enteral (feeding) supplies. "WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE."

Lovebug Hugs,


Sky said...

oh no Lori, I was so praying for a diffrent report then this. we will keep you all in our prayers and thoughts. Hang in there hugs Sheila

Anonymous said...


I am not sure what the exact name is in your state, but You need to find out about the Katie Beckett waiver. It is for medically fragile kiddos, and is NOT income dependent. It picks up what the insurance does not cover. The first place I would check to find out how to apply is the Public Aid Office. We will keep you in our prayers.

Steph in IL