Wednesday, July 4

Happy 4th of July....

Fun. We had fun day. We went to SJH community park to see parade and then Regina got her face painted and took a train ride. Then nick took her to Chilis ( reginas Favorite Restaurant), and now we are home , after having dinner in friends house and watching fireworks. I am fulll of meat and I hate meat ( beef) yuck. But I ate it lol and it was delicious...

It is 10.26 and I have nothing to do. Well, I do. I worry. And this time around I worry about medical bills. I just went to blue cross website and logged into our account. OMG. I almost fell flat on my fat estonian @$$. 5 days in hospital. IF we did not have insurance we'd have to pay about 120 000 dollars. Crazy...

I am guessing we have at least 2 more upcoming MRI's- one before chemo starts and one after first round of chemo. If chemo works, then she will have one more surgery ( gamma nife), then more MRIs and Ct scans.. and more chemo.... plus holistic medicine + gasoline at least 100 dollars per week, social workers, nutritionists, OT, PT, endocronologyst, blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, PICC line care, ( from LA to OC, nick will commute). Then Ronald McDonald house fees 25 dollars per night. OMG. I am telling you.. Please stay away from cancer... ( easy to say , huh). I all ready feel exhausted by thinking about what waits for us...

If you are interested of what kind of chemotherapy drugs she will be on... keep reading-

1. Cyclophosphamide 1,5 g/m2/day given on days 1 and 2.
2. Temozolomide 150 mg/m2/day given orally on days 1 to 5.
3. Irinotecan 125 mg/m2/dose given weekly for 3 weeks.
4. Oral etoposide 50 mg/m2/day for 21 days.

And if you want to learn more about these drugs, please go and Google them.

07185AC2534 06/21/2007-
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF ORA $113,642.48 $0.00 $0.00 Pending
07181AI6405 06/22/2007-
MORAN ROWEN & DORSEY INC $226.55 $0.00 $69.43 06/30/2007 View EOB
07183AO1826 06/22/2007-
ORANGE COUNTY PATHOLOGY M $1,369.25 $111.30 $279.18 Pending
07179414760 06/21/2007-
LYNCH AMBULANCE $2,070.00 $0.00 $322.00 07/02/2007 View EOB
07181AI6381 06/21/2007-
MORAN ROWEN & DORSEY INC $417.88 $0.00 $123.45 06/30/2007 View EOB


lennuk said...

Like you don't have other worries... These med bills make even me dizzy, I can imagine you going crazy!
I guess - more antidepressants for you!
Anyway, Regina looks very good on this photo!
See you all on Sunday!

Heather said...

Regina is such a little trooper! She must get that from her mommy! You are a strong woman and I remember you all in my thoughts and prayers! I even have a pic of Regina by my computer to remember to say a prayer whenever I see her beautiful little face!!!

Those bills are enough to made you fall over!!!

Hang in there, you are such a strong woman and mother!

Lots of hugs and prayers!!!!


Steph said...

I remember looking at a couple of Asher's medical bills, but it was something I just couldn't handle really looking at because so many of the claims were always denied first round. My husband, Scott, had to appeal almost every bill. And, in fact, he just told me last week that he finally cleared the last appeal for the final 2006 bill. Thank God for insurance though....sigh....

I'm following your blog closely, and thinking of you and Regina often!! I'm praying.

I even told my husband we should drive to CA (we're in AZ) last weekend, but knew better since I'm in my final month of pregnancy....not a real good idea. Wish we could have made the trip. Thinking of you just the same!

Asher's mom