Avery had her blood tested today and her hematocrit levels are normal. Last Friday at the doctor's office they were at 26. Today they were at 32. (Normal range is above 28). So, thanks to prayers and me eating some extra iron, no blood transfusion! The insurance company called to let me know they will not cover another synagis shot (wasn't that nice of them-ughh). The synagis shot is to protect against RSV, which in some cases can be deadly for babies as little as Avery. RSV season ends in April and Avery had a shot in March that lasts one month so this will cover her thru mid-April, so the doctor wanted to give her one more because he does see cases in April and sometimes in May, but lovely Blue Cross refuses to pay. No big deal right, just a shot? This little shot costs about $1500 a pop! When I speak to the doctor I'm going to let him know if he feels its vital, we'll just pay for it, but if not we definitely aren't bringing her anywhere before May and I don't think she'll go to Walmart before she's 12! Ha! The insurance company said if he can provide statistical data to prove that he is seeing at least 10% RSV cases then they may cover it. So maybe he'll do that? I'm sure God already has it figured out! : )
Charlie went with us to the doctor today since he doesn't have to be at work until 3. It was nice to have a little family outing! Avery slept great last night. I put her down at 9 and I was the one waking HER up at 1:30 (instead of vice-versa) so she could eat. Then she went down again from 2-5:30 and from 6-9 (when I woke her up again). And she breastfed again yesterday just fine! Every breastfeeding mom needs a good nipple shield! She is such a good baby! Usually only fusses when she's hungry or needs a diaper change. It is just like heaven waking her up every morning and looking at those big, beautiful eyes.