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Bout to seriously beat some one (son with Vernal keratoconjunctivitis ) *RANT*** UPDATE

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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.

Posted by Anonymous on May. 10, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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unspecified42
by Gold Member on May. 11, 2013 at 3:15 AM
You don't have $300 for medicine for your child? And you think spending money for medication for your child is "throwing it away"?

We have very different priorities, clearly. I've always found a way to afford medications for my son.


Quoting Anonymous:

Not everyone just has $300 that they can throw away like that...



Quoting unspecified42:

So pay the money so your child can stop suffering!!! Resolve it later with insurance.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 11, 2013 at 3:20 AM
It's throwing it away if the insurance is going to pay for it and you just need to wait for a few hours. If its not something life threatening then waiting a couple more hours isn't going to hurt. If it was the doctor would be a lot more concerned. She said her child was okay after she gave him some medicine and put a cold compress on it. There is no guarantee that her insurance would reimburse her and what if she is on a tight budget. Then $300 is a lot of money to lose.

Quoting unspecified42:You don't have $300 for medicine for your child? And you think spending money for medication for your child is "throwing it away"?

We have very different priorities, clearly. I've always found a way to afford medications for my son.


Quoting Anonymous:Not everyone just has $300 that they can throw away like that...


Quoting unspecified42:

So pay the money so your child can stop suffering!!! Resolve it later with insurance.

kailu1835
by Platinum Member on May. 11, 2013 at 3:21 AM
Look it up. Breastmilk has many topical uses, eye infections being one of them.

Quoting Anonymous:

 




Quoting svolkov:

Breastmilk. Free and works better than any drop imo! Sorry u r going thru so much crap :( I hate medical bs

Are you for freaking real? The boy has an eye disease not an eye irritation. My god you breast milk freaks are unreal with your breast milk works better than anything bullshit. You're so effed you probably tell people with teminal cancer that breast milk will cure them.


 

kailu1835
by Platinum Member on May. 11, 2013 at 3:21 AM
Ignorant and uneducated much?

Quoting Anonymous:

 




Quoting kailu1835:

You TOTALLY beat me to it lol


Quoting svolkov:

Breastmilk. Free and works better than any drop imo! Sorry u r going thru so much crap :( I hate medical bs

Stupid is as stupid does.


 

unspecified42
by Gold Member on May. 11, 2013 at 3:29 AM
Sounded to me like the OP was pretty upset about the delay and the distress her son was in. *shrug* I guess she wasn't that concerned.


Quoting Anonymous:

It's throwing it away if the insurance is going to pay for it and you just need to wait for a few hours. If its not something life threatening then waiting a couple more hours isn't going to hurt. If it was the doctor would be a lot more concerned. She said her child was okay after she gave him some medicine and put a cold compress on it. There is no guarantee that her insurance would reimburse her and what if she is on a tight budget. Then $300 is a lot of money to lose.



Quoting unspecified42:You don't have $300 for medicine for your child? And you think spending money for medication for your child is "throwing it away"?



We have very different priorities, clearly. I've always found a way to afford medications for my son.





Quoting Anonymous:Not everyone just has $300 that they can throw away like that...





Quoting unspecified42:

So pay the money so your child can stop suffering!!! Resolve it later with insurance.


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tastelikeyum
by Gold Member on May. 11, 2013 at 3:35 AM
Poor baby. I hope he gets better soon.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 11, 2013 at 3:36 AM
1 mom liked this

 


Quoting kailu1835:

Look it up. Breastmilk has many topical uses, eye infections being one of them.

Quoting Anonymous:

 


 


Quoting svolkov:

Breastmilk. Free and works better than any drop imo! Sorry u r going thru so much crap :( I hate medical bs

Are you for freaking real? The boy has an eye disease not an eye irritation. My god you breast milk freaks are unreal with your breast milk works better than anything bullshit. You're so effed you probably tell people with teminal cancer that breast milk will cure them.


 

Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis is an eye disease that can lead to blindness if not treated promptly & with the proper meds, it is not an eye infection.. Lord almighty, are you really that ignorant?  

 

mrsrodgers0703
by Ruby Member on May. 11, 2013 at 3:37 AM
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Oh, ffs. Someone mentions breastmilk and it's like they mentioned pouring boiling lava on the kids face. It was just a suggestion, lmao.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 11, 2013 at 3:39 AM

 


Quoting kailu1835:

Ignorant and uneducated much?

Quoting Anonymous:

 


 


Quoting kailu1835:

You TOTALLY beat me to it lol


Quoting svolkov:

Breastmilk. Free and works better than any drop imo! Sorry u r going thru so much crap :( I hate medical bs

Stupid is as stupid does.


 

Look in the mirror girl, look in the mirror. You're making a complete fool of yourself.

 

tastelikeyum
by Gold Member on May. 11, 2013 at 3:39 AM
Is there a full moon out tonight? I swear there is a lot of craziness going on tonight.
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