Friday, June 5, 2009

Oxygen deprivation

Keith got a call from Walgreen's Home Healthcare yesterday. Apparently Medicare has informed Walgreen's that only one delivery of oxygen per month will be covered. Currently, the liquid oxygen is delivered weekly.

Yeah, you heard me right, Medicare has declared that Keith can only get oxygen once a month.

Some solutions:
  • Get a detailed explanation & prescription from the doctor as to why Keith needs an average of 3L/minute of liquid oxygen. [Um, because it's the only way to stay alive on this planet?]
  • Fill the garage with oxygen canisters and store a highly flammable liquid during the hot Texas summer.
  • Find a spare $2000/month to pay for the other 3 weeks of oxygen
Naturally we're working towards the first choice, lol.

I'll let you know what happens!


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