7/9/24 - Update on My Husband

@LindaOHio (165892)
United States
July 9, 2024 2:36am CST
We received another bill from the rehab facility. This one was for $11,200.00. This is incorrect because they are charging $375 per day which is the private room rate. I get to call my second favorite person, Millie in the Business Office. We should have been charged $9,000.00. Hubby was pretty tired and didn't have a stellar performance in physical therapy. He actually had his leg go out on him while he was walking with the walker. He hasn't done steps in quite a while; and he's going to ask about that. The cost, wanting him to come home and being tired of being alone are starting to stress me out. I've been pretty good up until this point. I want him to stay until he is capable of coming home; but it's taking forever. Hubby's 3rd cousin will send the appeal form back by registered mail tomorrow. Thank you for your continued support, prayers and thoughts. Photo Credit: Pixabay
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@Juliaacv (49546)
• Canada
9 Jul
You have been such a trooper through this entire ordeal, which began back in early February. I remember your shock and disbelief, to the coping and handling of the prognosis, to the hospital delirium to the PT to the broken hip and then more PT and then a slight setback recently with his b/p and circulation. You have every right to be stressed out. But remember........... you are not alone Your friends here love and care for you and pray for you as well as your hubby. That will not stop.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
9 Jul
Thank you so much for your support. You're a good friend. Everyone here has been so supportive.
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@LeaPea2417 (37072)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Jul
Yes
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@TheHorse (211802)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Jul
I'll link Carry On, by Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Rejoice. We have no choice but to carry on. Are there exercises he can do for his leg strength while he's lying in bed? When I had ACL surgery, 23 years ago, I was literally doing leg lifts the night I got home. If I were there, I'd slap some Depends on him, fill him full of Gatorade (so he doesn't cramp up, which I do often), and make him do "assisted leg lifts" for muscle tone.
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@TheHorse (211802)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jul
@LindaOHio I hope he gets more and more motivated.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
11 Jul
@TheHorse He'd better. This is getting expensive.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
Thanks for the link. He could use a champion such as yourself to lead him in his exercises. He doesn't do them in bed very often.
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@snowy22315 (174530)
• United States
9 Jul
It sounds as if he has regressed a bit unfortunately. I really think you need to check out what the VA has to offer. You will go broke if he stays in that place where he is not doing well. Hang in there!
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@snowy22315 (174530)
• United States
10 Jul
@LindaOHio Does he know how much his stay there is going to potentially cost out of pocket? You have to save something if you should end up somewhere like that as well.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
Thanks for the suggestion; but my husband doesn't want me to pursue the VA.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
11 Jul
@snowy22315 Right now it's costing $300 per day. They haven't billed us for anything but the room so far. We went on self-pay on May 11.
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@Tampa_girl7 (49664)
• United States
9 Jul
I know that it has been a long nightmare. Continuing to pray.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
Thank you, Marie.
@sharonelton (26613)
• Lichfield, England
9 Jul
That is preposterous! You should complain! How can you afford to pay that? I can understand you are stressed. I hope he'll be OK to come home soon. Can't you get a physical therapist to come out to your house? I hope the appeal form will be successful. We are all here for you.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
Thank you for your support. He will get 2 weeks of in-home therapy. Then, if he needs it, he must go out to a facility and pay $40 per session.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
11 Jul
@sharonelton The two weeks at home will be covered by insurance.
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@sharonelton (26613)
• Lichfield, England
10 Jul
@LindaOHio My pleasure. Will the in-home therapy have to be paid for? I think $40 a session is a bit pricey. I hope he can come home soon.
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@Beestring (13880)
• Hong Kong
9 Jul
You have been going through a lot. Please take care.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
9 Jul
Thank you very much.
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@GardenGerty (158949)
• United States
9 Jul
I think you have done better than I would have done. We are still here for you.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
I'm really very wimpy. There are people here that are handling waaaaay more than me.
@AmbiePam (87741)
• United States
9 Jul
You certainly have held up well, but it is understandable to have a limit of what you can take.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
There are a lot of people here that are handling so much more; but I do get frustrated with our situation.
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@annierose (21379)
• Philippines
9 Jul
Sending you strength and support during this challenging time. Hang in there, and I hope everything gets sorted out soon for your husband's recovery.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
Thank you for your support.
@LadyDuck (466073)
• Switzerland
9 Jul
They are even trying to cheat you. Your husband does not have a private room, I am sure they are also charging the days he was at the hospital, that is not correct. You are going through so much stress. We are here to support you.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
Thank you for your support.
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@wolfgirl569 (99894)
• Marion, Ohio
9 Jul
Hope they fix the bill
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
I won't pay it until they do!!!
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• United States
9 Jul
I'm kind of surprised that you've been able to deal with all of this for all this time. It has to be so hard doing everything yourself and I wish I lived closer and could help (or at least stop in for a visit). I hope that you can sort out that bill and that your hubby gets stronger. I'm always thinking of you Linda and certainly in my prayers.
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• United States
10 Jul
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
Thank you so much, Marilyn. You are a good friend.
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@just4him (314510)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul
I hope your favorite person is in the office to talk to you. I'm sorry the whole situation is stressing you. I'm not surprised. I hope you win the appeal.
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@just4him (314510)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jul
@LindaOHio I know you were. I hope you hear from her.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
Thanks. I was being sarcastic when I called her my 2nd favorite person! 90% of the administrative staff that I dealt with are really uncaring.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
11 Jul
@just4him She sent me a corrected invoice via email. That's how I will contact her from now on!
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@porwest (81341)
• United States
9 Jul
Yikes. Are these out-of-pocket expenses or is insurance covering some of this?
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
Out of pocket. We have been on self-pay since May 11.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
11 Jul
@porwest The only hope we have is to win the appeal/hearing on the 17th. I hope I don't blow it. It will be me and a judge on a phone call. Wish me luck!
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@porwest (81341)
• United States
11 Jul
@LindaOHio I will definitely have you in my thoughts and do keep us posted, as I am sure you will.
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@rebelann (111968)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul
I just pray that enough complaining to the correct agency has made them check to see why rehabs do nothing to promote rehabilitation.
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@rebelann (111968)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jul
That's fantastic, maybe now those agencies will force rehabs to adhere to regulations that force them to actually heal their patients.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
11 Jul
@rebelann Apparently the kitchen received an "F". Maybe the food will improve.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
They actually had some people come around and ask residents about their care. They complained about the food and how long it takes to get an answer to their call lights.
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@psanasangma (7046)
• India
9 Jul
Hope the bills will be corrected soon. I couldn't imagine how much you've been going through !! My prayers he will be recovered and return home soon
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
Thank you so much.
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@Fleura (29523)
• United Kingdom
9 Jul
I really hope he gets to come home soon. I'm sure it will help him to be home again, and of course you want him home. But also the cost!! I don't know how you can deal with bills like that.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
We are digging into our retirement fund.
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@Shiva49 (26377)
• Singapore
9 Jul
I can understand the unceratinty can be most worrying. I recall when my mom was hospitalized.
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
I hope you have a good day.
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@tom_view (6445)
• Kolkata, India
9 Jul
take care
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
Thank you very much.
• Rupert, Idaho
10 Jul
Sorry that it is taking forever, that would be so hard to go through I can only imagine...
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@LindaOHio (165892)
• United States
10 Jul
It's going to be 6 months the end of July. I can't believe it.
• Rupert, Idaho
10 Jul
@LindaOHio Wow, that is crazy...
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