Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I'll take your co-pay now...


Those of you who don't know...Jackson is sick...AGAIN.

We have battled ear infections since August.  I'm not over exaggerating when I say that we have visited the doctor every other week.  I'm not kidding when I tell you that Jackson has yet to complete more than two full weeks of pre-school without needing a couple sick days.  Needless to say, we have tried every anti-biotic and every home remedy that was recommended.

"I'll take your co-pay now..." I hear this every time I walk into the Pediatrician's office.  Our co-pay is minor and I feel very fortunate to have the coverage that we do.  But there is something about the way the receptionist asks for our co-pay that makes me want to cringe.  Or perhaps its that if I add up all the co-pays from the past 6 months - I realize I could have paid for Christmas! Don't get me wrong, Jackson's health is worth it.  However, I'm concerned that once we finally get Jackson healthy - our pediatrician will need a second job.  :) I'm certain our money is paying for his boat payment, his teenager's braces, or his Colts' season tickets.  

So tomorrow we are off to the Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.  I will be begging her to put tubes in Jackson's ears before Christmas.  I'm hoping she will find some sympathy for a miserable little boy (and a frustrated Mommy and Daddy) and schedule this procedure ASAP.

I am putting all my faith in the tubes stopping this horrible routine of an ear infection every other week.  If I'm right - our pediatrician will need to pick up a paper route!  :)  He will miss our weekly visit - but we won't!



5 comments:

Stacey B. said...

Girl, we are living the same life right now. I drop $75 in co-pay last week alone! We have our ENT today as well. Best of luck!

Jessica said...

Push for tubes girls both of you. Campbell has 2 sets by the age of 2 and I am talking about a different child once they were in. Be strong and persistent. Let me know.

The Walti Family said...

Good Luck! I hope Jackson (and it looks like Cami, too) feels better!

The Buening Family said...

Ethan had tubes when he was 8 months and it made a tremendous difference. I hope Jackson is better soon.

Nickie Eisele said...

Give him a kiss for us! We will be thinking of you guys and how much better Jackson will feel when this is all over! Keep us posted!