Monday, September 8, 2008

September 8th, 2008

Kinnick's cold is getting better.  We're still giving her a little extra oxygen, but she's doing much better.  

Kinnick and Carver both qualify for a program called MMRD.  This gives me a case manager and access to some funds once a year for equipment or other items that insurance might not pay for.  The items have to be something that a healthy baby their age wouldn't need.  This year they could qualify for up to $2,500.00 per child.  The money is managed by my case manager.  The hardest part is trying to come up with things they may need in the next year.  Once we come up with a list, I need letters of medical necessity for each of the items along with pictures and prices.  All of this has to be done by September 22nd.    If anyone has any ideas, please share.  I hate to let the money go if there is something we could benefit from that the insurance company won't pay for.  I've asked for a stander for Carver to help him put weight on his legs.  I'm not sure if they'll justify this or not.  I'm also looking at highchair/play chairs with extra support and some sort of walker.  I know we have a lot of vision and hearing issues, but I have no idea what we might need in the next year. 

Below is a picture of big brother Hayden reading a book to little sister Kinnick.  He borrowed Carver's bumbo.


Sammy'smommy said...

Good morning! Not sure what that money could be used for exactly, but I know of a little guy who is legally blind (can't remember exact diagnosis) they got him this light box that has all types of flashin, swirling blinking lights and he really enjoys it.
The kids look great. BIG!!!! We will say some prayers for Kinnick's cold

Heather @ A Boy, A Girl, A Pug said...

We have a 2 year old (almost 3) that loves to sit in his baby sister's Bumbo too! Glad he's not the only one!

I was a Special Ed teacher for 6 years, however I taught the older kids. I will send out an email to some of my teacher friends/moms and see if they have any suggestions. I was going to suggest some weighted vests for work on motor/sensory.