Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Money Pit

I am the money pitt. I just spoke to the hospital where I was suppose to have my LP done and they said I need to pay 1,440 dollars up front on Friday. I then nicely explained "we don't have that kind of money floating around and to cancel the appointment". She then told me to contact family in the states to borrow money. I said "that ridiculous nobody has that money and I am not calling family for it.". She said this is too important to give up like this somebody must have the money. "No we don't" I stated in the calmest voice I had. Then proceeded to cry. "Just cancel the appointment we don't have the money." She retorted with "You'll go blind if you don't have this". No shit Sherlock. So tomorrow I will be back in the emergency room of Royal Adelaide Hospital where they will take my insurance and my will to live (this hospital has been described to me as the place healthy people go to die). I must have been one hell of a person in a past life to be dealt these cards. I don't know what to do anymore. I can't get the medical help I need and when they do speak to us its never anything good. I am at wits end. My body and brain can't handle much more of this. They have me terrified that they will sacrifice the baby at 20 some weeks just to cut into me. They have me fearing we will be living in a hole soon all because my brain wont absorb fluid like its suppose to. I don't know how much more this little family can take.

7 comments:

JBTW said...

Oh my poor dear... If only all my wishes for you would turn into dollars... I'm so sorry, I hope you get the help you need & deserve soon. :(

Suzer said...

If you come back to the states, will that solve the problem with your insurance? I thik you need to come back and stay here until the baby is born. At least you'll be dealing with a health care system you understand. I hope the hospital you're talking about isn't as bad as it sounds. HUGS!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about all your troubles. You should get somebody to set you up a fund where people can chip in for medical expenses or something. Either that or get Dr. House to come by and fix you up in 60 minutes.

PastorGaye said...

There are so many times I wish I had a magic wand. This is one!!

I hear your pain, I imagine the pain Liam and Rose are feeling. I hurt because all of you are hurting.

I also wish I was in a better place to help you more. As it is all I have is my prayers and the prayers of my congregation and Glenn's. We are ALL keeping you close in our hearts. Our wish is for your strength and a resolution to the dilemmas.

We love you!!

Anonymous said...

I heard that the Royal Adelaide Hospital is the only place to go if you need emergency care as it has state of the art equipment and dedicated Doctors and Nurses. You make Australia seem like a third world country, hey you do know the guy that invented penicillin was from Adelaide don't you? Talk about whinging poms, you yanks are the biggest whingers out, if you dont like Australia then go home, and get out of Iraq!

Morgan said...

Hey anonymous you get out first!

Anonymous said...

Can't argue with that! What was I thinking? :)