Friday, January 8, 2010

The surgery was a success!

Lincoln had his 2nd cardiologist appointment. Dr. Gray actually said "The surgery was a success." I kinda laughed at this. Didn't we already know that. But then I started thinking about how lucky we are that he is doing so well. There are so many things that could have gone wrong. But they didn't, and the surgery was a success:) It's official.

The fluid is completely gone around Lincoln's heart, so he is off his Lasix. Wahoo! He also gained 2 pounds in 2 weeks! He is getting to be quite the chubby baby.

As the bills come pouring in, literally pouring, I am more and more grateful the we got medicaid. Lincoln was in the hospital for 36 days. He qualified for disability after 30, otherwise we would be paying 20 percent of Lincoln's bills. And like Will says, 20 percent of a lot equals a lot.
Don't get me wrong, I would have been equally grateful if Lincoln only had to stay in the hospital for 2 or 3 weeks. Every day was a struggle. All I know is God knows what he is doing. Never doubt him.

We finally saw the bill for the surgery.
Drum roll please..............
$44,000
Worth every penny we're not paying. ;)

Here's a picture of our little chubs.

5 comments:

Carolina said...

Dude. At first I thought that was the total cost for everything. Then I re-read it and it said for the surgery.

I'm so glad everything has worked out better for you three.

<3

Holly said...

Hooray for medicaid!!! And hooray for Lincoln gaining weight! Glad you got official confirmation that the surgery was a success. :) And so glad you don't have to pay for it! So glad everything is working out for you guys. Lincoln is adorable!

Sharlene, Mom, Grammy said...

What a cutie that little "chubs" is!! Congrats on the weight gain. That's fantastic! I knew it would come (the weight). What a wonderful way to start the new year. I am so happy for all three of you. You'll always refer to Lincoln as your "miracle baby." And indeed, he is a miracle.

Soni said...

Lifeflight from SLC to SJC..$27,000
RSV vaccinations...$10,000
Horrific Heart Surgery...$44,000
Lincoln...priceless :)

I think he's gotten chubbier just in the past week! So cute!

Kristin said...

Hey I'm glad things worked out they way they did and that he is healty.
I just thought I would let you in on a free photo session contest my sis in-law is giving away. She did my photos of Landon when he was tiny, 8 mo. old and for halloween.
You just have to advertise her site on blogger, facebook or twitter, then comment on her blog of why you want to have pictures done. I bet you could win with your story :)
Check it out if you are interested!

http://timeheldphotography.com/blog/2010/01/free-session-give-away/