Tuesday, August 5, 2008

F.U.B.A.R.

The saga of the feeding chair continues. If you can remember correctly, we've had issues with getting Daniel his feeding chair that he needs. He needs this for proper alignment and for safety while eating. Daniel has high potential for aspirating/choking.

So as I stated, we finally got the approval from the insurances after fighting a long 8 month or so fight. We WON! I was very excited. Then the company we are working with, there was a bit of a delay because the person that does the ordering was on vacation, so we needed to wait for him to get back, then it sat there for a little while because he was backed up 2 weeks. It finally got ordered,only to run into another snag. The color we orignally wanted was on back order for 90 days. AARG, forget it, just get me another color as long as it is not pink! Ok new color ordered (blue) and we should have it in 1-2 weeks. Great. NOT!, the rep wouldn't be out in our area until the end of the month. Fine I will drive 60+ miles each way whenever it is in and pick it up. I WANT THE CHAIR! so, yesterday I drive out to pick it up, crating Daniel in his Kimba seating system and bring the spyder base that we have that the feeding chair is suppose to fit onto. Only to sit and wait for 45 minutes to find out that.....OMG, the seat does NOT fit on the base we have and the rep had told us that it would indeed fit on the same base we had. So we did not need to order it. SH*T!

So, you ask where does that leave us? That leaves us with NOTHING. There is a seat that is sitting at the company who ordered it that is specifically made and measured to Daniel, that we can't use because there is nothing to hook it too! That was my day, to drive all the way there and turn around WITHOUT our feeding chair. Back to Daniel sitting in a crappy a$$ seat to eat. I am so disappointed. I am so tired of fighting this type of stuff on a daily bases. It just sucks. Nothing comes easily.

I take that back. Kisses from Daniel come easily, and that is all I need right now! If you'll excuse me, I'm going to get a few!

UPDATE: We currently have our feeding chair and I love it, so does Daniel. We do not have a base for it that is ours. We have one on loan until insurance gives approval to get one. And what if they don't give approval?? Well someone is going to be buying us one and its not US!



3 comments:

MeghatronsMom said...

YAHOO! You go girl! FINALLY getting the seat without the right friggin base! ITA- SOMEONE is buying you a base and it isn't you.

Justinich Family said...

Oh, what a bummer. How frustrating. At least you are able to use it right now until you get your own base however that will happen. He does look pretty great in it.

Jacolyn said...

Why is everything so dang hard?!!!!