Monday, June 21, 2010

Good News! (for once!)

I got some good news today for once!!! I'm so excited. I called the insurance company to see what exactly is covered for Denali's surgery. Everything! Apparently I have a Zero deductible, and need to pay up front, but will get reimbursed for everything! Everything for the first 30 days! I thought it was just the surgery, and that I'd need to pay for the follow-up appointments, but nope! Nothing! I'm so excited! I finally, FINALLY get a break! I then asked them, "What if she goes to a Rehab Center?" The adjuster didn't say "no" but she didn't say yes either. I'm going to look into it. That would be WAY too amazing if they'd cover Pegasus too!! Ugh! I think that I would do back flips if that was the case. I doubt it, I really doubt it, but it's fun to dream!!

(Getting down from cloud 9) Yesterday we went on a trail ride. I took the mighty morgan and it was just my trainer and I. It was a prize ride (which I ALWAYS LOSE) but it was fun no matter what. The Morgan decided at one point to run me into a fence. I tried with all my might to to keep her away from it, but no luck. My left knee is really bruised! I was very mad at her, but quickly forgave her 20 minutes later.

It was raining yesterday. The Morgan and I were following behind my trainer's mare and I used all my power to half halt her off of the QH's Ass. She kept trying to run up on her butt, and I kept having to keep her back. It was a battle, but eventually she calmed down and backed off. At one point she stepped sideways on a hill and down she went on her side. My foot hit the ground, that's how close we were, but at the last second she threw herself forward onto her face to keep me from getting crushed. I'm convinced she saved me! I thought I was going to have a broken leg. It was such a weird feeling. After that she calmed down and listened to me the whole way home. It was a lot of fun.

Tomorrow is my last day of teaching my regular job. My kiddos are super hyper, and I am ready for a change in jobs for a while. I'll be excited to make some money for once! Ms. Nawler's gets the great majority of my money.

She goes to the hospital next Wednesday and comes home Friday night. I still need to figure out what she needs for her "overnight" bag. I figure she'll be pretty drugged for the most part! Poor pony!!


Amanda said...

YAY for good news! You deserve it after all of the bad news!!!!

Karla said...

Yah-freaking-hoooooo! SO glad to hear they are going to cover this for you! It's about dang time you got a break! I'm sure your Hubby will be glad to hear it too!

Also sounds like quite the ride! Glad you got to get out and have some fun. What exactly is a prize ride? I've never heard of one.

Miles On Miles said...

Wheee that is GREAT news!!! Thank goodness!

Leah Fry said...

Wow, close call! Glad you made it okay.

FANTASTIC the surgery will be covered. They will probably cover the rehab if they justify prescribing it to the insurance company's satisfaction.

Laura Maynard said...

Yay! Very exciting to catch a break. I'm totally kicking myself for not having insurance on my mare... between the tendon injury/non-healing skin wound last year and the suspensory strain this year the vet bills have been painful to say the least. I just caught up on the last few days (been off the net) and noticed you have a non-healing wound too. My mare's started in Aug. 09 and would.not.heal! I tried everthing, different ointments, wrapped 24/7, wrapped part of the day, not wrapped, etc. It got to the point where the tissue around the wound was starting to die and turn black. In November a surgeon friend of my vet recommended we try an amnion covering... yep, cleaned amniotic sac tissue. I used super glue to attach it to the shaved hair around the wound and it acted as a skin graft to allow new tissue to grow across. In our case, the new tissue didn't start growing until necrotic tendon fibers had worked out, but it is the treatment that worked for us. At it's largest the wound was almost two inches across, on the front of her left hind cannon bone. So, long story short, if there is no infection in the wound the amnion might be something (free) to look into. Since it's a by-product of foaling it's free tissue. Just need to be cleaned with betadine and water, then cut into 12x122 squares, rolled between two layers of plastic wrap, and frozen. Simple and easy! Let me know if you're interested in more details and/or pictures :)

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

I'm SO happy that you and Miss D have coverage!!!!!!!!! Keep pushing on the recovery, u never know, maybe they'll cover a portion of it, etc...if you get a note from your vet or something would that help?
If not, bring D over to Michigan and we'll rehab her in my water obstacle, lol! Laz will be over the moon.