Monday, October 27, 2008

Prayers Answered!

The only thing that has been standing in our way of the second CI (as far as we know), was getting insurance to pay for it. My husband is a (non-paid) resident at Univ. of Florida and I am a stay at home mom--therefore, the kids and I are on Medicaid with a second type of insurance, CMS (children's medical services, a insurance for disabled children).

Medicaid does not pay for a second CI and we were told by doctors and audiologists that they had never heard of CMS paying for a second one and to not get my hopes up. Also, our chances were lower than normal especially with the economy being in such bad shape. My husband did not want that to stop us from doing this for our little boy and said that we would take (more) loans out if needed.

We are a family who live our lives based around our faith. All of our major decisions that we have had to make regarding Logan have not come with out much prayer and faith. This decision was no different. When my husband graduated UCLA dental school, we had a choice to make about where he would do his two year endodontic residency. We could stay at UCLA, which was financially a better decision, or go to Florida, which would put a real strain on us financially. Neither of us had been to Florida, we didn't have any family or friends near there and didn't know much about the city. We tried to ignore the feeling that we should make the move to Florida, it was a scary, unknown adventure. After much thought and prayer, we felt that there was something in the small town of Gainesville that was drawing us there, possibly getting Logan's second ear done, since UCLA was denying us one there.

On Sunday, my husband and I decided to fast for the purpose of hoping that CMS would cover the $80,000-ish upcoming surgery.

I was surprised to hear from CMS so quickly today, I wasn't expecting a call for another week or so. Well, the answer brought me to tears...in a good way. They were going to cover the surgery! I was shocked and had to ask again if they were aware that this was CI # 2, because I heard that they don't cover that normally. The woman chucked and assured me that CMS knew what they were approving! I am still a bit skeptical since this has all happened so quickly and easily, we'll keep our fingers crossed!

I know that my Heavenly Father is mindful of us and am grateful that prayers are answered!

17 comments:

kimbo said...

That's great news! It feels so good knowing that Heavenly Father can answer our prayers in these miraculous ways.

Kim said...

So amazing Celeste. I am so excited for you guys, and Logan! That is so great.

Rick and Janae said...

Hooray for Logan. What a blessing! I know we were all scattered to our different places for a reason, now we know why the Craguns are in Florida.

Jackie & Bryan said...

Yea!!! That is awesome!!! We are so excited for Logan and he continues to be in Hailey's and now Ashley's prayers. We love you guys!

Kathy said...

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! What great news.

Kel said...

Oh, I am so thrilled for you! What a blessing. Congratulations!

Kimberly said...

Hooray for you!!! My son got his surgery date for his 2nd implant yesterday!!!! We are still waiting on insurance approval but I know that God can do all things. You can check out our blog at www.hearmemom.blogspot.com
Congrats again!!! God is truly amazing!!!!

Ambulance Mommy said...

Congrats!!!! That's fabulous news!!
Just found your blog through Deaf Village...I have a HOH almost 2 year old boy, and we are still in the process of finding out where we go from the diagnosis.

the craguns said...

We are so happy for you and Logan! It's amazing how things can workout. Keep us up to date! We love you guys!

Nikki said...

Thanks for sharing that story, I am soo excited for you guys!

alesa said...

Wow, that is so amazing. Congrats and good luck.

Perry Family said...

Celeste!! Congratulations, I got the chills reading this post!! May the Lord continue to bless and inspire you and your sweet family, esp. Logan. Are you guys coming to vegas for any holiday soon? Would love to meet up with you again!

English family said...

that is so amazing when things just work out, congratulations.

Caitlin said...

Congrats on the great news - that's wonderful!

Carmen said...

Congratulations to all of you!
It will be really good. I can already see the changes that Luca is going through in such a short period of time. Logan will blow all of you away, even more than he already does:)

jaredandjen said...

What exciting news! We're so happy for you guys.

Jen H. said...

That is such wonderful news!!! I'm so happy for you guys and Logan what a blessing!

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