On Friday, we found out that Spencer will need to be in the hospital for another seven days. What it boils down to is that he is on two very powerful and very expensive antibiotics; one inhaled through a nebulizer and one given via an IV. Because of the cost, the insurance company will not pay for the meds if Spencer is not in-patient. I will be the first to admit that I am not a super intellectual person but if I can figure out that keeping Spencer in the hospital is more expensive than sending him home and just paying for the meds, well then surely the insurance company must know that as well. If I had to choose between talking with the insurance company and sticking a hot poker in my eye, I'm pretty sure the poker would win.
Spencer is feeling really good which makes the whole situation a lot more bearable. His lungs are clear, he's not on supplemental oxygen and his strength is good since he has been working with PT. They have even taken him off isolation which means he is free to roam the hospital and even go outside and get some fresh air, as long as he is wearing a mask. Woohoo!
We are looking forward to a weekend of visitors, watching X Games and planning a Super Bowl party. Thank you so much for all the prayers.
Miss Karen brought Spencer "Perfect Polly" which according to the box is the "world's perfect pet", although I would disagree. The perfect pet is NOT a bird but Spencer has had fun torturing me with it. Thanks Miss Karen and just remember what they say about paybacks. ;)
"The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love."