What exactly happened today? Days are passing by one by one, and we don't seem to be getting anywhere!!! I called Sloan this morning to see if they received the fax yet, they hadn't. They told me that they already had called Strong and that they were working on it. Seriously, how hard is it!!!! Short of driving the papers to NYC myself (which I did consider) I decided to take a deep breath and focus on the insurance stuff. I spoke with the insurance person at Sloan who told me approval through our insurance was pending. He gave me a reference number and told me that the insurance company would be calling. Given that very few things ever go according to plan around here, I decided to call my case worker and check up on what the rep at Sloan had told me. Come to find out the reference number he gave me was a number related to a claim from one of Brady's stays at Strong...huh? The case worker was stumped as to how/why he gave me that number. She gave me a link to the authorization form that needs to be filled out and I immediately called Strong and our wonderful NP is on the job. She is fantastic and when she says things will happen, they do. Progress today?....I guess a little, but I feel no closer to Sloan than I did yesterday. It's funny to want to go somewhere so badly, yet the thought of actually going there scares me beyond belief. It's weird because the last time Matt and I have been on a trip is when we went to NYC with friends when we were first married, before kids! Needless to say, this doesn't feel like a vacation!
So, faithful friends, please keep this process in your prayers. I just keep praying that God will continue to open the doors necessary to get Brady to NYC. I'm starting to pray daily for the surgeon, Dr. Laquaglia. I have heard that he is a man of faith and that he gives all the glory to God for what he is able to do surgically. Hopefully tomorrow will bring news of some progress! One more thing, Brady has an appointment next Wednesday at CP of Rochester to start physical therapy. We are hoping to get in a few sessions before we go.