Saturday, December 20, 2008


Genesis 21:6
"God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."

We all know that God has a sense of humor. How else could he have created the giraffe?

Well, as dyed-in-the-wool Kansas State fans, it pains us to say that we are thrilled that, most likely, Tammy's bone-marrow transplant will take place at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City. They told us they would take good care of her, even though we are Wildcats.

Yesterday, we were able to add Tammy to David's health insurance policy, giving Tammy secondary insurance. We had always kept them separate because it was more economical. But KU Med Center is in-network with David's provider, so much of what her carrier declines should be picked up by the secondary insurance. We'll find out for sure in the next couple of days, but it looks pretty good.

It's funny that we didn't think of it previously. David is an insurance agent, and Tammy works for a healthcare provider in the billing department where she is very familiar with secondary insurance. Neither of us thought about it. Our wonderful patient advocate, Betsy, who has been a huge blessing to us already, suggested it. After crying tears of joy, we laughed at our selves for not being able to see the forest for the trees.

1 comment:

Sue Neal said...

Hi KC family,
Merry Christmas! This was my first day visiting your blog and it is so detailed, thank you. Do you know who is going to be the marrow donor? All of this is bringing back memories to me. I pray we can be there for you as much as you were ther for us. Your witness is so powerful! I'm happy the whole family is together. We will be in KC on the 26th to look at the Plaza lights maybe we could stop by if you will be home? Love to all. God's blessings upon each of you. Tammy, stay healthy.
His servants,
Steve and Sue