Most of us have heard the statement “It will get worse before it gets better.”, well I never really understood that until now. For the past few months money has been REALLY tight. Well June comes along and we have to go on COBRA for our insurance. As we all know COBRA is super expensive. So now we have a $1000/month payment for insurance! So now we are really hurting. Well the financial gods decided they are going to kick us in the face and stomp us in the groin! Elias got his checkup yesterday and we find out he has a heart murmur. Now I am massively worried for Eli, but I really know he will be alright. We now have to pay COBRA again for the month of September because Eli has to have X-rays, EKG’s and various other doctors visits, including a visit to Primary Children’s.
He was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). Here is a link to an excellent site about VSD: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/UVAHealth/peds_cardiac/vsd.cfm
The picture above illustrates VSD.