Sunday, January 31, 2010
It has been a fairly quiet weekend.
The good news is I found out that I qualify for financial aid from the Chronic Disease Foundation for Tanner's Revlimid prescription.
This was great news because I truly didn't know how I was going to come up with a 30% co-pay for a $9000 prescription every 25 days.
The lady from the financial office at the pharmacy told me to try and not stress too much and that she would get as much aid as she could for us from this foundation and when that runs out, she will help us look elsewhere.
I told Tanner the other day that we just have to trust that things would work out and it looks like, at least for now, that they have. I have to admit, when she told me I qualified for aid I was doing a "happy dance" at work.
Tanner has the Honda running and inspected and I've let him drive some this weekend so, needless to say, he's in teenage heaven right now. It's the first time he's driven since June and he's quite excited to get some of his freedom back.
It was a hard thing for me to do to let him get in that car and drive away but the doctors in Arkansas told me to let him drive at least some since it's his left leg that's in the cast. Of course, he tells me now he can drive himself to his doctor appointments but I told him we would have to see about that.
They will start the velcade injection this week and it can cause him some nausea so I will have to see how he feels. He will only have to take it once a week (when before he was taking it four days in a row) so I'm hoping it won't make him too sick.
I left this morning at 6:00 a.m. to go out and see Trevor and it's been a very long day. I think it's time to call it a night. Tanner goes to work with me in the morning and then we will go to Dr. Davis' office in the morning and get his maintenance program started.
I will be sure to update on how things are going.