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    Hugs Cinderella that sounds about right. We're usually May - November here

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    Does it work giggle belly? I MUCH prefer natural stuff but in my experience they're just not strong enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by FITCHICK View Post
    THANKS LITTLE TED!!! That sounds great! Are you saying you only had hospital cover? We are with NIB so grommets/agnoids would be covered under that. Did you have to pay excess on top?

    By my calc 12mnth premiums + hospital excess = $1500

    Procedure alone = $2000

    Someone sudgested to pay nib premiums upfront so I can claim straight away but am yet to call to see if that's an option.
    Kelvin was great with kids. There used to be another good one too but he had an accident.

    Yes, we have the old gold cover with NIB. Hospital was covered but not all of op and anaethesist. I didn't keep a running tally of the amounts as it was just something that needed to be done. I think originally it was around $1500 out of pocket (after money back from medicare), but then there are follow up appt with ear tests and check up with ENT 6 months on to make sure everything is fine, so it will probably be well under $2k. Received about $500 back from medicare. Our child had adnoids, grommets and tonsils done. Had ear test done a few weeks ago and their hearing is back to 100% again after having over a 50% loss. Our child was also having way too many antibiotics and medicines. Painstop is great for ear infections. Can usually buy over the counter, but I think I heard it may be going prescription soon.
    Just need doctor referral for ENT. I'm sure if you gave NIB a call they would let you know what you are entitled to.
    Hope it gets sorted out soon.
    Is it the colds that are turning into sinus and ear infections and croup all at the same time?

    It's an overnight stay and it's good to have a parent who can hop into bed with them as soon as they come out of anaesthesia - our DD tried to pull their canula out so needed lots of calming down and cuddles...then iceblocks of course. Our child also gagged and vomitted during the night (thankfully had a chuck bag ready) The first week after there were upset sleeps due to pain and not being able to swallow as easy, but were all good by the second week. Had to spend a quiet week at home though. Some people find their child is worse though in the second week.
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    YAY Little ray of hope Dr Kong surgery was busy but I did get through to Paul Walker & we have an appointment next Tuesday happy dance

    She said they'd discuss a payment plan but only take cash & cheque.. Odd..

    Anyway stupid NIB won't let me add DD to my plan GRRRRR I totally understand why but I'm still mad

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    Quote Originally Posted by FITCHICK View Post
    Does it work giggle belly? I MUCH prefer natural stuff but in my experience they're just not strong enough
    I do find it helps DS recover more quickly, it is by no means a miracle quick impact thing though.

    We started using it because DS has pretty much had only about 5 weeks in his 17 months without congestion and chronic cough. I just didn't like how often we were prescribed Predmix and wanted to try something else.

    We actually have another specialist appointment tmw at the Children's so if I get any handy hints there I will post an update!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FITCHICK View Post
    YAY Little ray of hope Dr Kong surgery was busy but I did get through to Paul Walker & we have an appointment next Tuesday happy dance

    She said they'd discuss a payment plan but only take cash & cheque.. Odd..

    Anyway stupid NIB won't let me add DD to my plan GRRRRR I totally understand why but I'm still mad
    Glad you got an appt. - hopefully it won't be too long before it is sorted. Read your comments about behaviour in your other thread. Our child had behaviour problems with their ENT problems and have now settled back to normal. We found that the steroids made them go even worse - very skiddish, inattentive and couldn't sleep, hyperactive.
    Annoying that NIB couldn't be flexible for you. We paid full family rates for years as we didn't know when kids were coming (and had to pay fs)- we could have had many a nice holiday instead!

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    Thanks me too! She has t had the steroids since last year but I found her behaviour terrible too! GP doesn't think they have that effect but I do!

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    It was our doctor that first commented on their behaviour and suggested the link between that and the ear problems. This was also whilst not on steroids at the time - it just made it worse. Chemist recommended phernergan after she hadn't slept for 3 days and started having meltdowns. Thankfully only had to give this to her for a few days.

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    *Update*
    OMG the steriods are actually working!!!

    I think I'm going to change GPs.

    Last few visits our normal GP has been away, so we have seen different drs at the same practise.

    Basically our GP has fobbed off DDs glue ear (for 12mnths) as hay fever related & prescribed antihistamines.
    GP we met the other day said 'she needs an ENT' & referred straight away.

    Our GP has diagnosed DD with croup every visit last year & prescribed the same steroids dispite dd being on them for 2weeks the first time with little improvement, she continued to prescribe them another 4 times.

    GP we meet for the first time yesterday said 'lets try a different one, max 3 doses'. I highly doubted it would work & was pretty sure wed be back today/tomorrow given her past history.

    ONE dose & 7pm last night, & I've only heard a handful of coughs since. Can't believe the massive improvement! GP also told me to keep steroids for up to 12mnths & procedure/dose for reoccurring croup = we may not have to go back to GP ALL WINTER!!!

    *happy dance*


 

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