Saturday, February 27, 2010

Million Dollar Baby

Evie got another Synagis shot this week. Because she is a heart baby, immuno compromised and has pulmonary issues, her wonderful doctors ensured she receive another year of protection against the very dangerous RSV virus.

Anyone want to guess what the price tag is on these little suckers....???
I thought Id heard wrong when the nurse told me the first time.
= $3,000
And that's monthly folks! Liquid gold! Can I just say how grateful I am for insurance!
During the RSV season, children that qualify receive this injection every 25 days from September through March. Multiply that by her third winter now and.......
Yes, we're talking boo-koo bucks!

Ca-ching, ca-ching!!
The wheels in my head have started turning...lets see now...

A Life Flight in a Chopper

= $7,000

+2 weeks in ICU
+2 weeks in the Step-down Unit
+Open Heart Surgery
+Life Support
+5 Vent Insertions
+3 Blood Transfusions
+18 ECHO's
+13 EKG's
+1 CT Scan
+Regular appointments with 6 Specialists
+Genetic Testing
+7 Catheterizations
+3 More Surgical Proceedures
+16 X-rays
+100 plus Blood Draws
+760 days (and counting) on multiple medications
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= More than you and I collectively will spend in a lifetime!

BUT,
Worth every penny is:

+Pinching her thighs and hearing her belly laugh
+Seeing her listen while Tristan reads to her
+Clipping bows in her hair
+Hearing her say Ma-Ma
+Jamming with her while she boogies to "Dancing Queen"
+Painting her itty-bitty toenails
+Watching her pucker up and kiss her Daddy
+Scrunching curls after a bath
+Sharing my lipstick
+Kissing her as she sleeps
+Holding her when she doesnt
+Smelling her sweet Evie-ness
+Stealing her nappy blanket to wash it
+Looking into these big blue eyes
+every moment.....
_________________________
= PRICELESS!

12 comments:

Jess said...

Absolutely! I couldn't have said it better myself!

Tiffany said...

Gotta love those MILLION dollar babies!! I have one myself! She's not a HEART baby....just one that couldn't wait to see me. Came 15 weeks early weighing 1lb 15ounces! We get Synagis shots...have for 2 years now!!Thank GOD for insurance....I second that!!! I think our "tab" is at 1.9 million since her birth in August of 2008!

shannon said...

Mandy you captured the joy of raising daughters so beautifully!!
And Jack's issues have not been near as extreme as Evie's- but his NICU, cardiologist, GI, and geneticist have all ensured me that I am truly blessed to have medical insurance through the Navy that means we do not pay a single cent.

The Carter's said...

Ditto! Our million dollar babies are absolutely priceless!! I love every minute and every penny of mine! :) I'll have to add up our tab sometime, just for kicks!

Thank you God for million dollar babies, AND for insurance! Ha!

Tiffany said...

YES we are lucky! God has GREAT plans for Evie and Tessa!!! Oh and a tip on the cake pops.....I would use about half of the tub of icing...I think a whole one is way too much! They almost seem raw! But still yummy! ;)

Donna said...

So true!!!

Faith M. said...

Love it! She's definitely priceless! I know that she is one treasured little girl.

Becky said...

WOW I had no idea the Synagis shot was that costly! My daughter had those for quite a while!! God is GREAT!!!!

Pam, mom, honey, said...

my daughter got RSV shots the first three winters and the fourth she got double pnemonia. so much for insurance saving money. she weighed 2.12 at birth

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