Thursday, November 20, 2008

Shock.

Even though I knew this day was coming, I'm still in shock. The first wave of Gadese's medical bills arrived. Over $14,000 thus far. I think a mistake was made. I will go next week and speak with the hospital. I know God will take care of it all. I'm just a little shocked.

10 comments:

emily said...

Shock is a good word. Pray that it gets worked out!

Ali said...

Good golly! That does sound like a mistake. Make sure you barter with them, you should be able to get it cut in half. Just keep bartering until you get it to the amount that seems fair. Also, you can get a payment plan although that's not much comfort. Once you get the bill down, you should have some kind of benefit/silent auction/fundraiser. I bet there would be a lot of people on the chat loops willing to pitch in. Don't worry, it will get better.

Jen said...

All hospitals have funding set aside for cases of 'charity.' They should be able to take the entire bill or a large portion of it. Praying for you all.

Kim said...

My brains surgery was almost 100 But they sometimes over charge because they think they are billing insurance, I am sure you have spoken with them about this! Are you doing any fundraisers?

Paula said...

Aargh, that is a lot! Praying it will all work out for you.

Anonymous said...

Steffany,
That is awsome!!! Wow!!! Keep me posted on what they say. we are in this together . So just remember that You and Adam do not have to cover all of this. Call me when you have the final bill. God is faithful. He told us to bring her and He will work it out.I send my loves and prayers, Jenny

Carolyn said...

I agree with Jen. Plus if you go in and talk with the administrator. Mention how grateful you are for their services. Then tell them your/Gadese's story and they should bring the amount down to a much more reasonable price. Unfortunately, the bill probably was accurate. The cost of healthcare these days is RIDICULOUS and that is coming from someone who works in healthcare.

Candace said...

I thought that the hospital was waiving all of the costs and that you have to pay for the doctors fees???

Debbie said...

Wow!!! that is a lot!!

Debbie

*Overflowing* said...

My first response to your post was 'WHOA!' But then I had to giggle because I KNOW God has something MAJOR planned and I can't wait to see what it is!! Praying!!!