Thursday, August 30, 2007

Doctor's appt.

This morning at 10:00 am was our doctor's appt. back with our regular doctor, this is the 1st time we have seen him since we received the Trisomy 18 results from the "high-risk" doctors on August 15th. We heard Tristan's heart beat and it was still going strong at 150. We had so many questions for the doctor regarding Tristan's birth, delivery, life-saving decisions and where we needed to go from here. He said he would like us to continue seeing him every 2-3 weeks to have sonograms so that we can continue to watch Tristan's growth process. I believe it will help dull the pain we are so caught up in right now if we can actually see Tristan growing and moving and kicking just like he's a normal baby. Our last question and concern to the doctor was, because we do not have medical insurance, we are self-pay and have only paid half of the $5,000 that is due to the doctor's office for their services, which has to be paid by Sept. 27th, is there any way they can give us a little more time to pay it? Because of Tristan's condition we are now faced with the expenses we will incur between the hospital delivery, neonatal expenses, hospice, funeral home, cemetery plot, etc. therefore we are beginning to feel financially overwhelmed. As I had written back on August 15th, we have spent the last 7 years getting completely out of debt and living on a "cash-only" basis, so the idea of bills/debts piling up again really scares both of us. Our doctor was very sweet and said, "don't worry about it, we'll figure something out, you just take care of the necessary plans for your baby". Please pray that Tristan will continue to grow and develop, that the doctor's office will be willing to work with us on the remaining balance of our bill and that we will not be overwhelmed by everything we are facing financially.

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