Saturday, October 21, 2006

October 21st, 2006

The boys are doing well! They're still not going more than 3 or 4 hours without eating and we're really really tired but we can't really do anything but accept it. We know it won't last forever...we hope! Here are some new pics that we took tonight. Notice the beautiful blankets that were made for us by our dear friend Gina N. Thank you Gina, we really appreciate it.

RSV (Respiratory Synctial Virus), due to their prematurity, our babies are more susceptable to a very common, and highly contagious virus. Premature babies like ours do not have the normal resistance provided by mothers to their full term babies. In order to mitigate some of the risk we've decided to give our babies Synagis. Soon we may start charging people to look at this site. It turns out that Synagis costs $3400/month for what amounts to a few drops for each baby, and we're getting 7 months worth for a total of $23,800. Fortunately for us, insurance is covering 70% of the cost, leaving us with bill for $900/month for the next 7 months. The frustrating part to this is that if we didn't want to work and carry insurance, the state would pay all of the cost for this discrimination?? I think so...