Not quite, more like 779,689,80. We obviously couldn't put a dollar amount on Jimmie's life, but the hospital has to. Rachael got the bill from Jimmie's stay in the NICU today. Justin and Rachael's insurance company negotiated the bill down from 779,689,80 to 407,812.11 and have billed Rachael and Justin for a whopping $200. WOW! That's cool. Although that does not include co-pays for all of the testing they did on Jimmie. The bill for Rachael's hospital stay was 60,000. They were responsible for 1,088,00 (including co-pays for testing)of that. And they are expecting to be responsible for at least another $1000 in co-pays for testing that was done on Jimmie. Rachael is under the impression that no matter what they won't have to pay more than $2000 out of pocket. But after it's all said and done even $3000 out of the whopping total bill of 839,689,80 is more than okay with Rachael and Justin. We'll see what Jimmie's co-pays turn out to be. And if it is true that there is a $2000 limit with their policy. I hope so because other wise co-pays on every single test they ran on Jimmie would be pretty overwhelming!
Rachael and Justin's attitude this whole time about money though has been- "We don't care! We'll work it out somehow." Nothing like watching your child fight for life to put things in perspective.
Rachael weighed Jimmie on her at home baby scale today and he was 6 lbs 4 oz! Go Jimmie go!
Jimmie has 3 different Doctor's appointments next week. He'll see his Pediatrician, the Neonatologist and the Eye Doctor. So next week will be busy with medical updates. Hopefully it'll all be good news. (-:
I leave you with that promised video of Jimmie's Tummy Time Tantrum.