Another typical week. Library, parks, wal-mart..... Ellie continues to have physical therapy once a week. Sometimes she holds her head straight really well, and other times it is still pretty crooked. We're working on it, and if it doesn't completely straighten out it's not the end of the world. There are worse things that could be wrong with your child. They recommended a tot collar for her. It's a collar to wear for a short time during the day to help her get used to holding her head straight and to stretch the tight muscle on her left side. Maybe this is how civilians deal with insurance every day, but let me tell you, I really dislike dealing with insurance outside of the Army. The Army had it's 236th birthday on the 14th BTW. Happy Birthday big bad fighting machine!! With the Army you go to the hospital on post, see the doctor you need and pick up your pills in the pharmacy in. the same building. You don't have to do anything, make any phone calls, or see any sort of deductibles or EOB's. (explanation of benefits) Being remote we have to make appts to get referrals for special care (ie having a baby) and call insurance first to figure out what or what not is covered. This little rant stems from having to order this tot collar. It's only 50-60 bucks but I wanted to figure out if insurance covers it to save a few bucks. The PT didn't think insurance covered it and since she is not a doctor she cannot prescribe it. After talking about it for the second appt in a row, she finally mentioned a medical code. I found the medical code for the collar, called insurance and they DO cover it, told me to get a doctor to prescribe it and pick it up at a local medical suppy store. So I called peds and they seem clueless. We have to wait until her 4 month appt next week for the doc to look at her and decide if he should prescribe it or not. Even if he doesn't think it is necessary I can order it myself online and try it out. All a very dumb process..... like you care.
Ellie has taken to the pacifier this week. I'm not sure how I feel about this. It's nice to have her soothed by something, but in hind sight it was nice that Whitney never took to one. She never took to anything, but me. She doesn't suck a pacifer, her thumb, have a favorite blanket or animal or doll. So, I have no experience with an attatchment. I wonder if I should keep popping the pacifer in Ellie's mouth and potentially create a monster, or just let her be happy in the moment. She can't suck on it forever.
I sold my first piece of baby equipment this week and I am super excited about it! It's one less item in our house and I am going to keep all the baby selling money seperate to do something fun with when I am done breastfeeding. Yes, that means we are done after two girls and we are in the process of making that permanent, if you must know.
Tonight we are going "camping" at Wade's brother's for father's day. Ellie and I are camping in the house and Wade and Whitney in a tent in the yard. Wade is super excited about this. Will let you know how that turns out next week.
I took way more than five mintues, but who's counting?!?!
The Rest of the story… and here we go!
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