Just got a letter from Anthem. They have reversed their decision about Eric’s insulin pump. I’m at once thrilled and annoyed. It’s not that I didn’t think they would—I mean, the medical necessity was obvious, and there was no way they could deny that in the face of all the documentation we provided. I’m annoyed that the extra effort was necessary, though.
It came at a good time, however — we’ve spent the whole week cosseting little boys sick with swine flu. Just as I feared, the virus got to my children before the vaccine did. To add insult to injury, the pediatrician finally called to say he had 100 doses and Eric was at the top of the list… 3 days too late. Fortunately, Eric weathered it just fine and is bouncing back with his usual vigor.