OK... my nerves are officially shot, so no one call me because every time my phone rings, I jump! haha Just kidding.
SO after spending HOURS on the phone today with Shriners, CHOP, our insurance, our pediatrician here in town, and Vanderbilt, we are all set. I think. Yes, it WILL work out!
Kennedy and I fly into Philly a little after 2PM on Sunday. She'll be NPO (nothing by mouth) after midnight, then Monday morning we have to be at CHOP at 9:30 for an MRI at 11:00. Tricare has already approved it and the authorization has been faxed! I really thought THAT was going to be our biggest hang up, but thanks to our wonderful ped she got it pushed through in less than 5 hours! Amazing! I guess now I won't win the lottery... bummer!
We may not be able to see Dr. Betz on Monday afternoon so I called the Nashville Shriners, who are paying for our flight, and they got our flight home changed to Tuesday evening so we now have the option of seeing Dr. Betz on Tuesday (and that gives us an extra day to eat Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches! haha). The only bummer is I'm going to have to reschedule Kennedy's hem/onc appointment at Vandy on Tuesday, but I'm SURE her counts are fine, so no worries there!
I have to say, barring a few crazy phone calls today asking for practically impossible requests, it's been truly amazing how fast this has all pushed through for Kennedy's MRI and how willing people are to accomodate her! Both Shriners and CHOP have been totally flexible and willing to change schedules and squeeze her in just to get this DONE already! I'm so thankful.
Now here's my next (and hopefully last) dilema. Shriners needs Kennedy's birth certificate. I can find Kass and Kam's but not hers. I am about to go on a hunt. Pray for me. LOL
Until next time,
PS. A few of you have asked about Kennedy's neck brace and I keep forgetting to answer! We did get a brace... they measured her for it and everything... and it's HUGE! It not only makes her miserable but she can still move her head every which way and it's really not offering any stabilization at all. We just need to get to Philly in one piece and we'll be good to go!
(Blast from the Past will be posted later tonight!)