All that to say that I spent my entire morning yesterday on the phone with three different specialty pharmacies, my insurance company, the company that covers my prescription benefits, and the company that is in charge of producing the new form of this drug -- hours on end going back and forth just trying to get answers. Initially, no one knew if this would be covered under our insurance, but by the end, I finally found out that it would not. I wasn't really THAT stressed out about it, but I just wanted answers and it was driving me half-mad not getting any. After finally getting some, I figured I had better order one last refill before the switchover took place so that I would be good on my injections until 30 weeks. I suppose if I go without after that, I'll just make friends with the couch even more than I already have and just lay low.
What makes me so mad is that, while I will be about one vile short, there are so many I know that are just starting this treatment or soon will be. That means that they'll be in a much different situation. The whole thing is just wrong! I hope that as this transition takes place, the insurance companies along with the pharmaceutical company work something out so that this will be affordable to those that need it -- $7500/vile is not affordable! I would think that covering this drug under an insurance plan would be much cheaper in the long run than the expense behind an unknown amount of NICU time for that poor preemie.
Oh well. That's my rant for the day. Luckily, after figuring all of that out yesterday and finally getting some answers, things have been very relaxed since then. Lunch with a friend, a movie with the hubs (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is an odd movie to say the least!), and visual movement from Samuel while hanging out -- can't beat it. I think the last aspect was by far the best.
Being 23 weeks along now, we've got one more week until our next peri appointment in Atlanta. We can't wait to see the little guy on the big screen again. Hopefully we'll continue to receive good news. Until then, I suppose we can sit and stare at my stomach and watch him move around now. I hope this little guy continues to grow and keeps that strong heartbeat!