Wednesday, September 10, 2008

We won!

For the past two weeks we have been battling the insurance company to cover simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants and we finally won!! After involving my husband's employee benefits manager, more than one UHC manager, the UHC account representative for my husband's employer, Let Them Hear, our doctor, family and several friends we appealed and the decision was overturned. It was definitely an emotional rollercoaster!

In the end Baby Girl will get her CIs as scheduled on September 26th. Yahoo! Thank you all for your many prayers and positive thoughts. Mom...I can't thank you enough for everything you did from daily phone calls to research to just being a mom. Thank you!

13 comments:

elizabeth said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Definitely a battle worth fighting. How exciting for you and your sweet baby girl! Hopefully the time will fly between now and surgery day. You'll be in my prayers.

leahlefler said...

A definite roller coaster! I'm glad the insurance company relented in time, so that her surgery didn't get delayed. Battling insurance companies is never fun!

Bill and Shelly said...

What great news!! This is just one step in the exciting journey to hearing. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on Sept 26th!!
Please let us know how everything goes.

Lisa said...

YAY!! I'm so happy for your team and Baby Courtney. Great job to everyone. Huge praises and love for you all.

Melissa said...

I knew that you were a fighter. Congrats! I am SO happy that they are going to cover this surgery.

*** When is she turing one? *** I know its this month- very soon. Let me know.

Melanie said...

WONDERFUL!!!

We have UHC too and they denied us the first time also.

I am so excited for your sweet Courtney.

Mikki said...

YAY!!!!! That is wonderful news! NEVER give up!!! I will definitely be thinking of you guys in the coming weeks! Don't worry too much! God will take care of her!!! Let me know if you have any questions regarding surgery!

Laurie said...

Congratulations! I know you are excited that this hurdle is over. . . Keep us posted!

tammy said...

I have chills. Way to go mom & dad! I'll be thinking of you all! It's not far off until this amazing technology let's Courtney hear!

Landon's Mom said...

Congratulations!! All your hard work paid off. We'll be praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

Bob said...

I thought I had cried all the tears of joy with our recent family events. Now I read about yours and there's more tears of joy... and more thanksgiving to our Lord for His grace of answered prayers. Thank you for sharing your battles, both the defeats and the victories for Courtney. I am so happy for your family and I will pray my humble thanks again.

Dave said...

So happy for you and the entire family!
God speed and warm thoughts coming from this cochlear guy in Canada!
David

MB said...

We have UHC now too. Hope they learned their lesson and won't give us a hard time if we ever need to go this route!