Monday, August 29, 2011

Life's Tough~Get a Helmet

Neurologist appointment:
We shared our concerns about some of the behaviors we thought might be seizures.  The doctor ordered an EEG which we were able to get done that day.  We should get the results back in a week.  I hate waiting.  She also was concerned with the shape of Tyler's head.  He favors one side and we have working with the Physical Therapist to try to correct this since he started therapy.  Unfortunately, our little guy is very stubborn and has found ways around all our tricks to get his head the way HE wants it.  She recommended helmet therapy.  It would correct the shape of his head.  We were offered this option a month ago by our pediatrician but we wanted to wait it out to see if it would get any better.  Since it doesnt look like that is going to happen and we have a small window to do this we agreed. 
Helmet therapy is technically considered cosmetic and therefore sometimes not covered by insurance.  The shaping of his head won't affect brain development but will affect brain growth.  From the beginning, Brian and I agreed that if something was recommended for Tyler and it made sense we would do it.  We would never use cost as a determining factor.  This being said, I honestly laughed out loud when the receptionist explained that this tiny little helmet with foam inside would cost $2,000! What can you do but laugh?! There is a chance that insurance will cover it so we are keeping our fingers crossed.  So boo for the helmet but hooray that we will be getting this fixed.  We will just roll with it and try to make the best of the situation.  We are already brainstorming halloween costume ideas with the helmet in mind: colts player, q-tip........

1 comment:

  1. $2,000?!?!? Are you kidding? That is completely insane! I'm hoping insurance will cover it. Q-tip would be hilarious!