Saturday, June 7, 2008

Uh Oh...

Rosie has a cough this morning. A nasty, croupy, scary cough. How in the world am I going to keep her away from Ralphie? His surgery is just a little over two weeks away.

I wish I had a safe room for him, like little Parker at This sweet child has pulmonary hypertension and Down Syndrome, just like Ralphie, among other things. They try to keep him in a special room where anyone who comes in to see him has hands washed and sanitized.

Say a prayer for Parker today, if you would. He has been through major surgery lately and his family is facing financial ruin from the TREMENDOUS bills. They are not able to find help because they are not poor enough...yet. They made the mistake of trying to pay their bills.

Each year their hospital raises funds through the Children’s Miracle Network. We are talking BIG money here. And as part of their promo they talk about how your ability to pay makes no difference to them. Yet they get collection notices often. Turns out the funds are reserved for those with no insurance and people from other countries. It kind of makes you feel like a dope for being responsible enough to carry health insurance.