by lukesdaddy (7 Posts), Sun Aug 08, 2010 05:02 am
Okay, here is the deal. My son Luke has been in the NICU for 4 months now. He keeps having Bradycardias when he sleeping, bearing down to try to go to the bathroom, and having reflux issues. The issue I have is that the doctors have told me that he is able to go home when he's had no Bradycardias for three days. Although some of the nurses say that babys have gone out of there with Bradys and released on monitors, but when I speak with the doctor about this he says that it is policy that a child who was born at 24.5 weeks be at the hospital Brady free until he is released. My other issue is that he is only having 1 to 2 Bradys (10 sec in duration and self recovers) a day or every other day and they still won't release him with a monitor, due to the decrease in spells. My last issue is that, I am wondering if the hospital is keeping him there for monetary reasons. He is covered under BCBS and Medicaid, leaving nothing but a whole list of charges the hospital and doctors can bill on a daily basis and know they will get paid. That's just what's going through my mind. 4 months of this stuff and I'm ready for it to be over.
Has anyone else had to abide by the no Brady rule for three days or longer in order to be released?