We had some fantastic news last week. To back up a bit, recall that we had done the mass quantities of paperwork last year to get Peyton qualified for the special medicaid. There are additional "waivers" that she can get on which will give her additional services not covered by the basic medicaid that she has. We got the form to fill in for the Medically Complex Children's Waiver (MCCW) a while back, but between one thing and another (illnesses and hospitaliza
The nurse came out on Thursday last week and was here for well over an hour going through all the paperwork to get Peyton enrolled in the MCCW. So, now you're asking "What is the MCCW??" Well, first and foremost, Peyton qualified for nursing care!! Note, not everyone on the MCCW will qualify for nursing care. I figured she might get a lower level nurse and not an RN; however, she qualified for an RN!! This is because of her history of seizures and the fact that she has the central line. I am not sure yet how many hours per week she will qualify for (should hear Monday on that), but one place I spoke with said it could be 40, 56, 80 hours per week. Could be less, too, I suppose. I have no idea what I will do with myself if she gets even 40 hours!! Peyton will also qualify for a box of diapers, wipes, incontinenc
Since I wrote the above the other day, I haven't heard any additional news, but hope to hear something soon about the nursing care for Peyton. We are so excited about this news. It's going to be an enormous help to us to have this additional waiver for Peyton. I believe it's definitely an answer to some prayers we've had!