Thursday, February 01, 2007

A big step forward

Well I took a big step for me tonight - I called and found out how to start the process of hiring a nurse for Dillon. As many Mom can imagine this was a hard step for me. Josiah wanted me to do this for a long time but I have been and still am quite against it. I want to be the one taking care of my son, I don't like the idea of having a stranger in my house, let alone a stranger in my house caring for my son. I was given several agencies in the area - all I have to do is call some and see who I like and who would be able to staff me right away. Then I have to have my doctor write a letter of medical necessity. He will have to explain that Dillon is on a feeding pump all night and therefore requires suctioning all night long. I should be able to get a nurse for 8 hours at night so that I can sleep. I told the lady from Unison (Medical Assistance) that I am pregnant the conversation went like this:
Christy: "You're pregnant and Dillon is only going to be one in...June?"
Me: "Yes, June 16th and I am due July 14th."
Christy: "Wow! You really are going to have your hands full!"
Tomorrow I will have to start calling the different agencies as I waited until almost 5 to start these calls. Christy also told me that it might be possible to get help with Si and Dillon's part of the premium once we get insurance and also that if I am restricted because of this pregnancy - it won't be easy - but I should be able to get even more nursing help.
(By the way for all you who are saying "That's great!" that I have taken this step let me just remind you of one thing: there are still a LOT of steps that need to be taken before someone will actually be here to care for my son....heeheeehee IF you get my point! *smiling a mischievous grin!*)

1 comment:

Happymama said...

I certainly understand your concerns and your desires. I'll pray for ya!

~Kristi