Thursday, August 16, 2012

Awesome Cigna won't cover supportive seating because it isn't "medically necessary". Agggggggghhh. Neither is a bath chair, but thankfully we managed to get one to borrow from Birth to Three. Do insurance companies realize how dangerous it is to put a child with MLD in a bathtub or shower? He can't sit up on his own, he'd drown! How does that make a bath chair "not medically necessary"? We can try to hold him, but his muscle spasms and stiffness make it incredibly dangerous and he could hit his head on the tub. Anyway, we've had to get creative with how Ollie sits around the house.
Like a car seat...

If it were up to Ollie he would sit on our laps 24/7, but we do need to use the bathroom every now and again.

What we'd really like is something like this...

For a few hundred dollars, we may just bite the bullet and buy one if we can't get our hands on a loaner.

This next chair is awesome, but costs over $2000! Are you kidding me? It is a certainty a great chair, but these companies are taking advantage of parents who have children with special needs. It makes me so angry.

I need some icecream.


  1. Auntie Jess will come & sit with the boy - I love "Ollie snuggle time!"

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