Wednesday, August 5, 2009


So the doctors still say that Alex can come home tomorrow or Friday but the discharge planner says we have to wait for insurance approval for his formula. The insurance company has up to 5 business days to respond and the note had to come from the GI group explaining the long road they've had with feeding issues and why they require this formula (because of the expense). She doesn't think that GI sent the forms until yesterday afternoon.

So we wait...We might literally find out for sure that we are bringing him home that very same day that we get insurance approval but technically it could be any day this week or even early next week. To be honest, it is kind of like a win-win situation for us. We are very excited to bring Alex home and to know that it is just about here is indescribable. But if he has to stay a bit longer, thats okay too because it affords us the ease to also spend a lot more time with Nicholas as well as getting things ready at home.


Deborah Rettinger said...

Holli and Mark,
Just wanted to drop a note to say hi, your boys are so precious! Your story kind of reminds me of mine, 8 years ago, I was pregnant with my 2 identical twin girls, Erica and Emily, Emily has Spina Bifida (L4-L5), shunted hydrocephalus, and club feet. They were born at 33 weeks. Now after 8 years, Emily is going into 3rd grade, walks with forearm crutches (sometimes nothing,and uses her wheelchair for long distances), even plays sled hockey! She has been through 9 surgeries. I remember when we found out we were having twins and one with SB, the doctors couldn't tell us if Emily would be able to walk, or what issues she was going to have. We always have our challenges, but Emily has been doing great, and definitely holds her own when it comes to her sisters (twin Erica and older sister Libby)! I wish you and your family best of luck, and God Bless!
Deborah, Greg, Libby, Erica, and Emily Rettinger

Anonymous said...

Holli & Mark,
I am so thankful for all the progress the boys have made. Imagine.........getting to take them home(even if it is only one at a time)I am so happy for you. Welcome to parenthood. It is well worth all that you have to go through. We love you and continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.
Aunt Marilyn