Bout to seriously beat some one (son with Vernal keratoconjunctivitis ) *RANT*** UPDATE
AFter a year of seeing a doc off and on with a bunch of different eye drops and NO diagnosis I finally asked friends to recommond another doc after my son woke up like THIS
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis is the diagnosis we got THANK GOD finally have some idea what we're dealing with.
We got two meds and I told the doc straight up, the reason we couldn't get the first few meds from the other doc was that they are too expensive, the insurance screamed for a prior authorization, and the doc office told me "oh we don't do those they take too long." Yes, because sending six different perscriptions takes a shorter time than filling out a little paperwork. WHATEVER.
Anyway, THIS doc filled out the prior auth forms before we even left the doc office so I KNOW they were done. I get to the pharmacy a half hour away and get told they don't have the right forms. I say fine, what is the cost I will pay out of pocket because we really need them NOW. I get told over $300 FOR TWO EYE DROPS. I call the doc office, he was with a patient but his receptionist said she'd get right on it. I left the pharmacy and had to give my son his previous eyedrops that aren't that effective but it's all Ihave. poor guy is screaming and wants to claw his eyes out.
About an hour later the doctor himself calls me, says he took care of it, called the pharmacy himself and they told him they have the forms, and it should be ready. Alright then, my mom was on the road so I called her to go to the pharmacy for me. She comes back with "they said they didn't have anything yet for him."
I'm seriously about to just go APE SHIT. the swelling was starting to get worse so I made him a cold compress like the doc said and gave him some benadryl just so he could get SOME relief and calm him down so he stops rubbing so much. Right now he's kinda zoned out on the sofa and he isn't fussing about it anymore so that's good.
The pharmacy closes at 8. I am calling at 7 to find out wtf is going on -- if they have anything yet. I am going to get those drops TODAY even if some one has to lose a limb.
Okay, I feel better.
Well, not really. I will feel better once my son can freaking open his eyes without looking like some strung-out crack head.
****Wow I go to bed, come back and there's this many posts!
Yes, this doc is AMAZING he got the insurance to pay up on both eyedrops!!! This morning his eye is damn near swollen shut but the doc did say it might take a day or two for the steriod drops to work.
What this condition is, is a severe allergic reaction to anything that is more common in boys his age than girls, and it is something they normally grow out of in puberty. Weirdest thing I ever heard, but that's what he said and when I googled it, got told the same thing.
Thanks for all the well wishes!
****** He says his eyes FEEL better but they don't LOOK better after a full day's course of both drops. Here's praying tomorrow he looks better.
****this morning there is only a tiny bit of swelling and the redness is almost completely gone! He felt good enough to go to his gma's today, my uncles are over there frying fish. I am taking this opportunity to catch up on homework and have a little bit quiet time.