Friday, March 20, 2009

What a God He is!

I only have a moment...I am literally falling asleep typing. We have had a huge couple of days...Busch Gardens yesterday, A morning Wii tournament today and an afternoon and evening at the beach with our family staying at the house.

But. BUT. I had to write.

Many of you know that we recently submitted to insurance for Seth's cochlear implant surgery. We pretty much expected it to get denied, and it did. We were bummed because we'd been praying for it to just sail through, but we knew that denial the first time around was pretty much inevitable as Seth is still under 12 months old, and a lot of insurance companies refuse to even consider covering implants before then.

When we got the call about the denial, the surgery scheduler was still really upbeat and said that they were trying to schedule a peer review, where our doctor would talk to one of the insurance companies doctors, and, if he could make him understand why it's necessary to do the surgery prior to twelve months, then it's approved. Normally that comes down the line after the regular appeal, which takes 30-60 days.

Well, I got the call today. Seth has been APPROVED for cochlear implant surgery less than 24 hours after his denial! We never, ever, in a million years expected  it to happen so quickly!

We don't have a date set yet, but expect to set one next week. Wow! I cannot believe we are here, at this point, scheduling surgery! I can't wait to tell you all the rest of the awesome things that have been happening, but they will have to wait until tomorrow. God is so much bigger than we ever give him credit for...I had been so scared about the prospect of surgery and whether it was the "best" thing to do for Seth, and I prayed asking for clarity and I said that if it was NOT the time for Seth to get implants, to close the door with insurance. And look at this...a resounding YES!

21 comments:

Cristi said...

Praise be to our Heavenly Father Above! I commented in an earlier post that my nephews daughter had just found out that she had major hearing problems. After prayer come to find out her hearing issues are not as bad as they thought. PRAISE THE LORD again!

Hall Family in MD said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!

Jessica Latshaw said...

How amazing! I am so happy for you guys--and Seth, of course--God really is a mover and a shaker, huh?!?!

avbernat said...

This is GREAT, FABULOUS, WONDERFUL news! Seth you are blessed. I'm so happy for you all!!!

M J said...

How exciting!!!! God is good!

writing4612 said...

That is AWESOME!!! I've had many surgeries so I know how hard it is waiting to be approved. God is always turning bad situations around for our good.

Now Seth can finally have his chance to hear!

Sonya said...

that is such fantastic news! God definitely gave you his answer. :)

Aunt of 14 said...

LOOK at your donation thingy!! It was just yesterday or the day before that it was on the low side of the median. And now, look, its almost full!!!! I am SO excited for you and your family!

Here It Comes said...

What a big moment. I know how it feels to be in that limbo of denial-approval-surgery dates when all you want is just to get it set so you can deal with it. It is unsettling. Breathe easier. One major hurdle is behind you!

Also, when you are this side of the surgery, it is really hard to know if you are doing the right thing. However, from experience, I know, without a doubt, that it is all worth it.

Tricia

Mommy said...

What wonderful news! God is good!

Heather

Shanda said...

Rejoicing with you!! I will continue to pray that things go smoothly and in His time.

HUGS!!

Anna said...

Awesome! I'll be praying for peace while you set a date and await the surgery! Its amazing how God works in our lives.

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brandi said...

PRAISE GOD♥

Sparkette said...

My goodness I have chills! Praise God and His works!

Kameron said...

That's awesome! I can't believe you were approved so quickly!!

Rose said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! Praise God!

Lindsey said...

This post gave me chills! What fantastic news!! PRAISE GOD!!!!

Anna said...

That is AMAZING! I am so happy for you, and mostly for SETH! You will NEVER regret it.

Laura said...

Awesome news!!!! So great this morning to read good news. I am so worried about Stellan!

Aimee' said...

I've been on vacation and just read this...but yay for seth!!

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