Friday, June 17, 2011

Going For Broke

Prescription non-milk-based formula to combat a severe milk allergy: $58 per 14oz can (which lasts about 5 days and Cigna refuses to cover)
GI Specialist recommended probiotic to help balance a sensitive stomach: $39 (for the tiniest bottle ever!)
1 bottle of Liquid Pepcid to battle silent reflux: $10 co-pay each month
Little Tummys Gripe Water for his little tummy issues: $13 for the big bottle at Babies R Us
MUCH happier baby: Priceless


Jennifer said...

A happier baby is worth it as long as it doesn't put you in the poor house...LOL! I truly hope that it all does his little tummy well :) Hopefully you will be able to finally really enjoy your new baby without worrying :)

Mama Hen said...

The happier baby is always number one! That picture is so cute! happy Father's Day to your hubby!

Mama Hen

Michelle said...

I stumbled upon your blog tonight and I feel like it may be fate. I am having the same issues with my little guy who is 5 weeks old. He is very unhappy most of the time, but especially in the evening when he is inconsolable. We have been and keep going back to the doctor to try and find something that works for him. How was your little guy acting and were you nursing or formula feeding him?

Mrs E said...

I'm surprised the insurance wont' cover it... especially since the doctor "prescribed" it...
There has to be a way they can cover that for you, or partially at least.

glad he's doing better.

Whitney said...

I had to use a specialty formula for my baby, and the only way insurance would cover it was by having a letter from the pediatrician explaining the condition and how no other formula could be used. It took a few weeks, but it was well worth it in the end. We even got reimbursed for what we had already bought. It may be worth a try.