This Post is Weak… like my Brain.

Posted on | August 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

I’m exhausted. Well, exhausted doesn’t actually cut it. I was up all night on Sunday. Literally. At 3:30 am, J and I were snuggled up on the sofa watching “Hello, Dolly” starring Barbara Streisand … on mute. And when he finally fell asleep, after screaming for the better part of four hours, he was taking up every inch of the sofa. So I did what any good mother does, I curled up on the ottoman next to him so he wouldn’t fall off, and tried to sleep for the next two hours.

Turns out, he has yet another ear infection. He got a shot of Rocefin (or however it’s spelled) and some more medication and a lovely appointment with an ENT for Friday morning. Only problem is that we haven’t yet paid the premium for our COBRA because it’s ridiculously over-priced. We have to pay it though, because my health insurance doesn’t kick in until September 1st. And my new fancy (AMAZING) Savannah doctor doesn’t want to wait because he’s worried the new insurance will find a way to deny coverage for a pre-existing condition. So we have to dig up $1,600 by Friday to pay the insurance premium to have coverage for the next week. Awesome.

I tell you all of this because I don’t really feel like being creative today. I’m tired. And I’m annoyed at health insurance companies for being so damn difficult to work with and for costing a freaking arm and a leg. So forgive me if this post is sort of muddled up and weird.

Oh, and I should probably share that my pediatrician in Macon was NOT named Dr. Bob. I made that up. I sort of thought of What about Bob? and made Bob the doctor instead of, well, Bob, and there ya have it. Only life sort of imitated art and now I live in Savannah. And J’s doctor is actually. named. Dr. Bob. Seriously. How crazy is that? I share this because I do not want any of my negative comments about fictitious Dr. Bob to somehow get saddled to the real and awesome Dr. Bob. Because he’s awesome. And very large. And I’m sort of scared he could snap me in half with minimal effort. That’s really neither here nor there, but I wanted to clear that up.

Something else I’d like to clear up is the fact that I’m extending the Fundraiser for The Grady Family until September 1st. Why? Because I think we can do better. I think we can dig a little deeper and offer a little more to this family that is facing so much in the coming years. This disease is genetic. Both of their boys have it. This means future children? Probably not an option. Think about it… put yourself in their shoes. Both of your children are at the mercy of total strangers. You’re basically relying on the goodness of strangers to help you find a way to pay for experimental treatments just to give your babies another day. Another month. Another birthday.

And if that doesn’t make you want to donate just $5 to helping out, then think about this. For every five dollars you donate, you are entered to win one of the following:

A necklace from Tina Tarnoff
A Gebbie Cloth from Yes, Sarah
A wristlet purse from Cathystotes
An eco-friendly snack bag from Cathystotes
A $25 gift card to BabyGap
A dozen cookies from Two Smart Cookies
A sun catcher and wine cork from Put a Cork in It
Store Credit to InStitchesMonogram
A new mother gift pack featuring a $15 Starbucks card, a Lil Sprout Knits baby rattle, and more
A custom nursery wall print from Sweat Pea Prints
A wooden diaperbag tag from Coconut Robot

Tell me you don’t want SOMETHING on that list. You know you want at least one of those so bad you can’t stand it. And just $5 gets you entered to win. That’s not a bad investment… and it’s tax deductible… because it’s charity! Check out more about The Grady Family on their own site… and give a little, would ya?

Comments

2 Responses to “This Post is Weak… like my Brain.”

  1. KLZ
    August 24th, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

    I cannot even begin to explain to you what a scam I think insurance is.

  2. Ms. Diva
    August 24th, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

    I HATE dealing with insurance! They never pay and when they do, it's never enough!!!

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