Crisis averted.

I love all ya’lls comments to my venting post yesterday and your suggestions on what I should do. Thankfully, I didn’t have to sing at the top of my lungs or drag my screaming baby to annoy the whole doctors office staff.

And I got the paperwork. Signed, sealed  faxed, delivered.

Of course, it wasn’t easy. It never is. I actually called the office this morning, where I was told,  Of course we have a copy of the letter- it’s sitting right here…” (umm, so then what was that story about it being at the medical records scanning company for weeks and weeks? Whatever.) I told her I’d be there in an hour.

I was handed an envelop- hooray! Not so fast. I opened it, just to check to make sure it was what I needed. Ummm…the second page was BLANK. There were 2 essay type questions and only the first one was filled out. SERIOUSLY?! So now I’m guess I’m glad it never made it by mail.

So the stupid nurse, or assistant, or whatever she is, actually asked me what I wanted it to say. Because of course the doctor didn’t write it- it was just stamped with his signature at the bottom. So in hindsight, I should have just written the thing myself, then taken it in to get stamped, and we would have been done with this thing 3 weeks ago.

So now I’m really hoping the letter said the right thing. I actually got teary in the car when I was reading it, because it makes Grayson’s condition sound really bad. But I guess that’s what we want- it needs to be convincing that we need help. But still, it’s hard to see all these things listed in one place, using really big medical words.

I was told we should hear in about a week if we made it through this hoop and which hoop we will have to jump through next.


  1. Lori on March 30, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Ugh, you're completely right; seeing all those words to describe your child has to be one of the worst things ever (emotionally). When I would help people with their disability applications, I would let them know up front that I was going to really emphasize their health issues and that it might sound really bad to them. I tried to encourage them, too, to remember that they are more than the words on the paper. They are an individual who is so much more than anyone at any agency will ever know. Paper doesn't limit them. As you MORE than know, that is absolutely true of Grayson! Look at what a huge trajectory he's on right now. He's an amazing little guy with an impressive set of parents. Lucky kid. ūüôā

  2. Erin on March 30, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Whew is right, so glad that you got it, and it only took minimal circus acts to get what you needed. Fingers crossed the next hoop is lower to the ground and easier to jump through…thinking good quick positive thoughts!!!!

  3. Sarah on March 30, 2012 at 1:44 am

    I'm so glad it got worked out (and rather glad you published this before I hit send on the nasty comment I was leaving on your last post!). My prayers are with you for quick processing and some much deserved help!

  4. Coco on March 30, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I'm so glad you got that sorted! Hoping it all comes through for you!!! *hugs* I'm sure reading all that together was difficult, let's just hope it does the trick.

  5. Anonymous on March 30, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Good for persistent Mama!!!! Grayson is a lucky guy!

  6. Jillian Moller on March 30, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Yippppppppeeee! You are a rockin momma.

  7. Jenna on April 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I am glad you were able to get the paper work. I hope that you are able to get the help you need. Medical expenses are so hard. Is the heat bothering Grayson. We stepped outside today and Matt said "it's too hot for me".. It is just the first day of april and anything outdoors has already been taken away. Prepare for a long summer!

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