Monday, April 13, 2009

Milestone!

The past week or so Joe has made significant improvement in the area of self feeding. He has gone from feeding himself the occasional cracker to taking bites on his own at every meal. Not only that he is showing frustration if he does not have something that he can feed himself. He has become actively interested in self feeding, whereas before he was just content with whatever we fed him. This is very exciting for us! And also a little frustrating as he is being very vocal about his opinion about things now. We have to remind ourselves that this is all part of the process.
We're in the process of appealing our insurance company's decision to drop Joe from our insurance policy (per his "preexisting condition"). Since he doesn't have a diagnosis we do not think that they should be able to do that. But we are not sure what exactly the laws are for this kind of situation but we're working on it.
Isaac attended a hearing with the Dept. of Health and Children's Special Health Care Services a couple of weeks ago to see if they could move our effective date back a couple weeks to include our first appointment at Riley and all the expensive blood tests that were done that day. He felt that that meeting went very well but we may not hear their final decision for another few weeks. ** This just in... we got a certified letter from the Indiana State Department of Health stating that the did in fact push Josiah's eligibility date back two weeks which will cover the initial Riley visit and tests! Whew! What an answer to prayer! Thanks to all those who have been and continue to pray for us. God is good!

5 comments:

Lindy said...

I linked over from themomblogs since I'm in Indiana too. I obviously don't know a lot of your story but wanted to say I'm glad the Dept. of Health decision went your way.

I have known many people who have had to go to Riley and I feel fortunate that such an awesome facility is so close.

God Bless.

C. Leinbach said...

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, praise him all creatures here below. Praise Him above, praise Him above, Praise him above ye heavenly host, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost!

That is what came into my head as I read this post! Glory be to God! I am so happy for you guys! I love you and miss you all.

Cindy

Isaac said...

More details: Several of you have been following along with us as we've gone through the appeal process for Josiah's effective date of coverage in the CSHCS program (which covers any health costs related to his developmental delays). We were going through the appeal process because there were things in the application process that weren't made clear and ended up delaying our effective date. This made it so our first big visit with Riley was not covered and was quite substantial financially. We had the hearing on March 31st and just got notice today what the administrative law judge ruled in the case. Based upon the instructions that were given to us at Riley and the specific wording on the application checklist, she ruled in our favor. The order states that his effective date of 6-24-08 be vacated and his new date of eligibility is 6-10-08; which means everything that occurred at our first visit on 6-12-08 is going to be completely covered.
Thank you all so much for praying and supporting us through this process. This has been an amazing ordeal and we have really felt God's leading and blessing through it. So as you joined us in this burden, please rejoice with us now. Praise God!

Sniz said...

That's so wonderful, Wani! Oh and the comment moderation word is "brain". I guess the computer knows how smart I am! :-)

My Thoughts Exactly said...

Praise the Lord for his mercy! YAY, JOE!!!!!!