Well as many of you know, Gannon my sweet little grandson had surgery today. He had a testicle that didn’t descend. That’s a fairly routine surgery but in Kramer style it all turned into a little more.
They found two hernias and repaired them while they were there..and ended up doing something else too (Kalissa will explain it all in a blog post on her blog The Pink Shoelaces soon)
Well Gannon woke from anesthesia with a bit of a problem. His breathing wasn’t the best. He was crying a lot and the doctor ended up deciding to admit him.
This is related to pain management more than anything so once that gets a little better under control we’ll see him back home soon.
BUT…on a side note, Craig is in Iowa City with Kalissa and Gannon. He has to get home tonight. He has a chemical applicators test that he has been studying for that he has to get taken. It’s only offered a couple times a year and tomorrow is the day. So some scrambling will be done between the family to get Craig home. Iowa City is about 2 1/2 hours from here. Buck lives closer and he’s off of work because of his hand so he might run to Iowa City and get Craig then Karl or I will run and get Craig from Buck. It’s a whole thing. If Gannon’s issue was serious, Craig wouldn’t come home but it’s manageable so we’ll do what we can to get him home.
There’s news on my cancer hunt too…Here it is.My surgeon called me today. You might remember that my doctor called me yesterday and said it was a no-go on the CT scan guided needle biopsy. Well the surgeon sent my info to a different interventional radiologist and he feels comfortable doing the biopsy.
UGH. This is hard to be pulled one way and then another.
So the plan has slightly changed. I will get the PET and CT scan mid-March-ish. If they are clear, then we’ll try to do the CT scan guided needle biopsy in Lacrosse.
It’s not a lot of change…but some. After I wrote my post on Monday night a blog reader left a comment….Anne wrote:
“You don’t have to be” sent” to the Mayo Clinic. You can be seen there anytime you want to be.”
Well…in my case that is not true. Because I am self employed and because I no longer have a spouse whose job provides my insurance, I have Obamacare or Marketplace for my insurance. Obamacare doesn’t allow me to “just go to the Mayo Clinic”…for others with insurance provided by their workplace or if they independently purchase insurance, that is likely true. I didn’t have any problem on my previous insurance going to Mayo.
I was told I couldn’t go to Mayo Clinic when I got my Obamacare. I discussed this with my doctor. She said that she will likely have to do a lot of extra paperwork and put in a few calls to my insurance, and being I’ve been seen at Mayo Clinic before, she’ll likely be able to get my Obamacare insurance to pay for being seen at Mayo.
Insurance isn’t the same across the board….I’m very thankful for the insurance I do have and feel blessed to have it. If I didn’t have Obamacare and a way to pay for insurance more reasonably priced, I am able to keep my childcare job. Without it, I’d have had to give up childcare. I would have been so sad.
I know Obamacare is controversial. I know many are against it…but there are many cases that people are working…people are providing a service and people need the option for healthcare. I am one such person. Can you imagine with my health history from my cancer how hard it would be for me to get health insurance?
Enough of that…I have family to wrangle. I am a matriarch of a family full of needs and I have to help figure out how we’re getting Craig home and Georgie home to her dad. There seriously is never a dull moment here.
As always…thanks for the prayers you have all sent on our behalf. #kramerstrong