Friday, February 6, 2009

Sticker shock

As you know Sadie dislocated her hip last Nov. (Those of you that don't know can read about it here).

I just received the bill for that 17 hour painful ordeal and I have to 1st say THANK YOU Jesus for insurance and 2nd HOLY COW!!!

Her 17 hours cost $15,440.75 (not including the ambulance ride - that was another $575.00).

She was given 3 pain killers and a sedative. Those charges totaled just under $3k! The CT was another $3500, then there were some xrays and of course the ortho that popped her hip back in. For a grand total of $15,440.75.

It is SO sad that NO insurance company has EVER made money on us. We spent 3 times our annual premium in just this one visit. This doesn't include any of Sadie's major surgeries, or the time she broke her arm, or the 3 visits Ethan made to the ER, or his 2 surgeries, or Madison's trip to the ER.

Let's not forget about our "regular" doctor visits or the sick trips we often make during flu season.

WOW! Can I just say one more time THANK YOU Jesus for insurance and HOLY COW!!!


Katie (and Tony) said...

I think you alone are keeping the ER in business! I would like to say thank you, so I don't have to do it. LOL! I get the sticker shock. Jack has had his fair share of planned tests/procedures. I don't know how people do it without insurance. It is a blessing!