Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dory's First Dive

On Sunday, I asked the third thru fifth graders at church to pray for KK. After I explained what was happening with her short-term memory, one of the kids said, "So, she's like Dory" (of Finding Nemo and Finding Dory fame). I was like, "Exactly!"

In terms of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to help KK's short-term memory loss, there was a little confusion getting the appropriate documentation to St. Vincent's Wound Care Center. They received everything from Dana Farber, but we didn't realize that the MRI reports that state "necrosis" (the buzzword they were looking for) needed to come from Children's Hospital. They finally received the appropriate documentation and the medical director at the Wound Care Center approved KK for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy today. They sent the paperwork to insurance for approval. Once it is approved, KK will be able to start "diving" there.

In the meantime, the Rothfeld Center's Plymouth location has a soft-sided hyperbaric chamber that KK began using today. The PSI and the depth of the "dives" are not as good as the chambers at St. Vincent Hospital, but they are certainly better than nothing. If I had known it was going to take so long to get paperwork to the insurance let alone insurance approval, I would have started bringing her to Plymouth last week.

Dory's First Dive

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