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Home Sweet Home

September 23rd, 2009 at 06:53 am

So DW was discharged on Monday. Spent a total of 8 days at the local hospital prior to transfer plus 21 days at Mayo, for a total of 29 days in a single admission - a new record for DW. I don't know if she's getting better or not - she has more energy at home and is moving around better, but at the same time is having some of the symptoms of what got her in the hospital in the first place. We'll have to wait and see.

In the mean time, our air conditioner is finally getting fixed on Thursday. It's only been broken since August 7th. Anyway...

I still need to get new coils put in my car, but that will probably be a tomorrow job.

Today, I have to go to Tricare. When I got home, there was $26,000 in medical bills with something to the effect of unpaid by insurance in the remarks box. Most of it stems from the hospital screwing up and then billing the insurance to fix the mistake - i.e the open heart surgery, plus a collapsed left innominate vein we were never told about.

We're going to end up suing the hospital over the bills on it. It's the same principle as a mechanic - if they mess up your car, they pay to have it fixed or fix it themselves. This doctor not only didn't fix it right, he lied to us about there being anything wrong with her veins after trying to fix it and not doing it right. And then we were billed for it. Irritates the hell out of me. We're not looking for some multi-million lawsuit - but we also shouldn't be out any money to fix the hospitals mistake. You would make a mechanic fix your car, so why wouldn't you make a hospital fix your spouse? It won't be the same hospital, but the one that made the error should be the one paying for it.

That's about it. Off to drop DW at dialysis and then go to Tricare. Fun day.

3 Responses to “Home Sweet Home”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad to hear your wife is stable enough to go home! Good luck with the medical bills, too.

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    Chin up fellow - sounds like you've had a tough row of it! Don't forget to get some rest & stress release for yourself!

  3. Jerry Says:

    It's wonderful to be discharged, and I'm glad that you can lead yourselves out of the hospital and back home again! The insurance thing is completely annoying, and it leads me to wonder about the surgeon to begin with... there is no excuse for that kind of stuff, and if you call them on it then maybe it will start to change things. I hope so.

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