Thursday, December 4, 2008

The First One

Nathan had his first RSV shot today and he screamed like the nurse had just cut his arm off! She actually put the shot in his leg since he has very little fat on his arms or bum. Nathan may not have liked it, but I see it as necessary insurance.

Having the shots approved by the insurance company has been somewhat frustrating, but at least we had an excellent pediatrician pulling for us! I had been misquoted about the price of the shot, its actually around $2500.00 a shot and has to be given every 28 days through the spring. I'm sure the insurance company loves the $12,500 they are paying for the shots for Nathan. It doesn't come to us without a price tag though. Our co-pay is $500.00 a shot. The first time I heard that I wanted to scream and act like someone was cutting off my arm! We're in the process of getting some financial help to offset the copays. We'll see if that happens.

I don't think that socializing medicine is the way to go, but something should be done to make health care more affordable to everyone.

1 comment:

Nic & Ashley Haws said...

I hear ya! Mercy didn't like her RSV shot either! Poor little babies! So many pokes... it's horrible!

I hear ya. Even WITH insurance, health care is a complete joke.

Hope things improve for you. Tell Nathan that Mercydez says hello and Merry Christmas!