Monday, December 17, 2007


My title? That's how much we've spent between Saturday and today on Hailey's doctor appointments and medications.

In case you missed my post yesterday- it's here- and Hailey is still sick.

By yesterday afternoon I was getting worried because about an hour after her breathing treatment she would already be wheezing and breathing hard. So, I ended up talking to Hailey's doctor. She actually listened to Hailey's breathing over the phone and recommended using the nebulizer every 2 hours instead of every 4 hours. The treatments already had Hailey so wired that she couldn't sleep, so doing it even more often proved to be lots of fun.

Today she went back to the doctor. She's taking a new prescription that is exactly the same as the Albuterol, but it doesn't cause the hyperactivity. Why didn't they just give her that to begin with? Because it is considerably more expensive. She's also taking a steroid inhaler to see if that will help.

She also had an appointment with an eye doctor today. But, I am going to save that post for another day because that is a story in itself.

So, between the doctor appointment on Saturday and today, a nice new nebulizer machine, and several medications the cost has been $412.40. The nebulizer machine was $270.00 so hopefully the insurance company will be covering all or at least part of that. So, that will shrink the cost considerably.

I had planned to participate in the Christmas Tour of Homes today over at BooMama's blog. But, I am just out too drained. So, you can go on over there and check out all of the other participants.

Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with a bit more energy!


JenLo said...

You poor thing! I thought you were going to tell us you had made $412 on pay per posts! Ugh. Hang in there.

Andrea said...

I thought you were going to say you spent $412 on Christmas gifts in one shopping sorry to hear the new developments with Hailey. I hope tomorrow you can post GOOD NEWS about her (although now you have me curious about the eye appointment...we have yet to take our girls to the eye doctor).

Andrea said...

Wow! That's a lot...but us parents will do a lot to help our little ones, won't we? And it's worth it!! I hope that Hailey will be feeling better much's so hard when our precious babies are sick and there's not too much that we can do to help other than give them the medication and wait. Hope she gets better SUPER soon!!

KC said...

Oh Mel (((((((HUGS)))))))

ZAM said...

God, I hope she gets better soon. I can pretty well picture how tired you must be these days. i hope you can catch some few winks too.

Sharon said...

Sorry girl--it will get better soon. Try and sleep when she does.

Jayme said...

Hey Mel
I know exactly what you are going through. Thankfully Sammi is getting better and is off all of her meds. The worst thing is think of all the gifts you could get with $412 OUch. You are all in my prayers . Love ya Aunt Jayme

Mom said...

I am very sad that Hailey is still sick. I think she needs to see her grandma and have her rock her and hold her. Get better soon, Hailey!!! We love you!!!!!!!!

Pam said...

Oh no! I have missed so much! I am so sorry that she is sick and you had to spend so much money on all this! I hope tomorrow she is feeling better!