Our 9 day hospital bill came in today. Any guesses on its INSANE amount?!?! Brace yourselves...
Dear Lord in heaven please keep my heart beating because I nearly died! That bill is only the hospital stay. Like just the rent, none of the extra bells and whistles.
Our statement. It shall be framed for its sheer insanity.
We have had bills for surgical anesthesia, medicines, drugs, IV drug therapy, CT scans, MRI's, and more flowing in for the last 5 weeks. Those totaled nearly $40,000 apart from the hospital stay bill and total a stack of paper about a mile high.
But do you know what we owed in all those thousands of dollars? ZERO. Zilch. Nada. Not one single penny. Thank you Lord. It is only because of His great mercies that we are not foreclosing on our house or filing bankruptcy at this very moment. His provision is more than enough.
May I step upon my soapbox for a moment? Is there just something terribly jacked with our health care when you are staring at near $200,000 worth of medical bills from just a 9 day stay?!?! Granted, Ryan was really sick and had several surgeries and lots of medical intervention but come on! How is any normal joe supposed to recover from a financial blow like that if they didn't have stellar health insurance?! It's hard for me to swallow this pill and I have new compassion for families facing medical bills and hardship.
But we are praising the Lord tonight for great blessing and such an enormous, wonderful surprise!
Also, since I am into pictures lately, here is a peek into our day:
Ryan playing Dominion per his usual pass time these days. This time minus the bathtub, darn!
My heart monitor! So far all is well and no symptoms yet to report. It's hooked to my ribs/chest in 3 places and I keep it on until later this week
Should I consider modeling heart monitors? What a gig!
Two of our best friends, Ali and Daniel, came for brinner (breakfast for dinner). We feasted on Cinnamon Baked French Toast. Make it as soon as humanly possible!
We literally inhaled it. SO good, and this was before we all had thirds.
The Carters (expecting Baby Carter in January!)
The Deckers (expecting a Baby Decker no sooner than 2018)
Ryan & Daniel getting their game on while Ali and I crafted. Look at my man STANDING!
They are very intense games. Check out the goods.
Hope you're enjoying the week friends. And if you can, hop on over to Reaching For Fringe to check out our blogging contributions to National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week (say that 5 times fast). It's a worthy week and a cause so dear to our hearts. See ya there!