Next round of letters to UnitedHealthcare – Continued fight for coverage. #twinslife

Next round of letters with more supporting documentation requesting @unitedhealthcare to consider our appeal to cover George and Henry’s emergency delivery and stay in the @greenvillehealthsystem NICU. BTW, big thanks to Dr. Henry Hearn of @anmed_health for writing supporting letter!! Fingers crossed! #twinslife

Here is my letter to UnitedHealthcare. It is real, it is raw, and it is straight forward.

There are so many families who find themselves in the NICU facing the daunting expenses after an emergency birth. Many are shipped to other healthcare systems during this emergency to receive top-notch care, yet fight the red tape of coverage inside their policies.

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It is another late night…dream feed time! #twinslife

It is another late night…dream feed time! This is the time of the night when we begin to hope the twins act more like 13 weeks than 6 and half weeks gestation. Sarah does so well with Henry, calming him…getting him in a deep sleep! Now it is our turn for some shut eye hoping that 3:30am feed stretches closer to 4:30am and maybe 5am. #twinslife #nicu #rettew5 #camerapapa

It is another late night…dream feed time! This is the time of the night when we begin to hope the twins act more like 13 weeks than 6 and half weeks gestation. Sarah does so well with Henry, calming him…getting him in a deep sleep! Now it is our turn for some shut eye hoping that 3:30am feed stretches closer to 4:30am and maybe 5am. #twinslife #nicu #rettew5 #camerapapa

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This freaking sucks: fighting for in-network insurance coverage!

It sucks so bad…it will suck the life our of you. I have found myself in a new area of frustrations, one that is hard not trickle down into my family’s life. I knew it was coming, from the moment I signed that first paper…it kept popping back up and now it is becoming a reality.

I am so scared. I am so petrified. I fear for my family’s wellbeing. I am just scared. 

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7 weeks is the new 40 weeks! #twinslife #preemies

Here we are, the twins are now full term. Yes, today is the day of their 40th week in gestational development. If this were Rosebud, we would have just come home two days prior after being born. The twins are now seven weeks and two days old but more importantly now full term babies. Reminder…28 days in the NICU was a long time for the #Rettew5.

What does this mean, now we can join the development cycle of the full term baby world…at seven weeks old!

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Learning to raise a 5 year-old with twins in the #NICU.

Each time I see this picture…it breaks my heart.

It is late in the evening on June 13th, Sarah had just been released from the hospital. George and Henry had just been born four days earlier on June 10th. They were still in the hospital in the Level One NICU at GHS. Rosebud had been spending the night at her cousins for the past few days and life was just completely out-of-whack.

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