I think we've had our share of bad news in this journey so I'm happy to report when things really go our way. Cassie has been prescribed to do Physical and Occupational Therapies. We were able to get her in for both the PT and OT evaluations this week in Taylorsville and were given the news that she would need approximately 70 sessions of rehab total, attending 3 times a week. We were totally willing to take her, but we were nervous about how demanding that would be, the potential for infection, and of course costly, as we would have to pay a portion of every visit- plus only 60 sessions are covered by our insurance per year!
Yesterday, out of the blue, our insurance case manager called and asked how things were going. I explained our concern about the rehab, she asked why we were doing outpatient therapy and not in-home rehab. I told her our discharge coordinator at the hospital had told us Cassie didn't qualify for in-home rehab because she wasn't considered "immuno-compromised." We had taken that for the truth and not questioned it. The case manager about had a fit and said a 2- year -old with a Staph Infection, a PICC line, during RSV season, should not be dragged around town and that she most certainly does qualify!
One call to the doc to get the right order sent and we are in business! Within a couple hours, in-home rehab was ordered and we are thrilled about it. The PT came today and Cassie responded beautifully. It was a fantastic experience and such a relief to us in a million ways! The plan for now is the same, 3 visits a week and they will come to us. (And btw we have 180 visits of in-home care per year, covered at 100%!) I'm crying even typing that out, because it means such good things for us! Cassie is doing awesome and the therapist was impressed with our playroom and "rehab" toys. Cassie was so playful and brave the therapist said Cassie will rehabilitate herself. She doesn't want to get left out of anything!