Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

So the Skipster is home. The ambulance pulled in the driveway about 8 o'clock last night. We got her all settled into bed and after the EMT's left, I let the pups out of the crate to run in and love her up. They were delighted to see her.

While she was in the hospital, they started her on her a twice daily IV antibiotic regimen. But she's going to need 2-4 weeks of the antibiotics. She could have gone to rehab and had it done there but we've been that route and we'd both rather not have her go through that again. Instead, we opted for home infusion. Foolishly, Medicare doesn't pay for home infusion, but they will pay the freight for a patient to stay in a hospital or rehab setting to get the IV. Fortunately, Skip's Medigap coverage covers a portion of the IV antibiotic medicine, so we won't have to pay too much to save Medicare thousands of dollars for the rehab stay.

Today was a VERY full day and that story merits its own post. I'll share that tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm just waiting for Skip's evening infusion to finish so I can go to sleep.

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