It looks as though a few important details concerning our trip to Omaha may have been overlooked. Things like a "prior authorization for consent to be treated out of state" from the insurance company. Just a little detail I stumbled across two days ago. I had no idea that this was necessary. No one ever mentioned it to us before and some one has always gotten one without needing us to secure it ourselves in the past. I know it was a God thing that I found out about this before we flew out there. What does this mean for us? It means that we absolutely, positively can not take on the costs of next weeks scans, tests, infusions, and appointments. So we may not be going.
I have always taken the attitude that I am not going to worry about the financial struggles of Ashley's care. It does absolutely NO good to stress out about these things. I trust God to provide for her care and He always does. If the funds are there to get her what she needs then they have come directly from His hands. If they are not there at the time then I wait to see what amazing, miraculous thing He has in store next because I tell you that He always has a plan to take care of it. I'm a little frustrated this morning to discover that it takes 3 to 4 business days to acquire this important number knowing that the air ambulance flight WAS approved for Monday and all of her tests are scheduled for next week, but what can I do? Nothing but pray and wait.
So this morning I feel as though everything is up in the air. I have been on the phone for days struggling with insurance and it looks as though it will be another one of those days. Let me make perfectly clear that I am MORE than grateful for the insurance coverage. Without it they would not have given Ash her transplant and she would not be with us today. Like I said, God always takes care of the details and I just have to wait and see what is going to happen in this situation. He will either have us wait for some reason known only to Him or He will make a way to get us the number ASAP.
Raising this little gherkin has never been easy, but it has been so worth it.