Hi friends! Sorry for the delay in updating, but I have been working super hard with insurance stuff and just heard this morning that our fight has been successful!!!! We have won! Ella is getting her single case agreement to continue care in Dallas and they are going to be contracting for other children in Oklahoma to go to Dallas too!! Our coverage should start by tomorrow AND they will reimburse us for our appointment on April 4th that we had to pay out of pocket for!
Friends, God is good!!
After the MANY phone calls that have been made I was discouraged and felt last night that my fight was just not going to be good enough. Throughout this process I have had a peace that God would work things out and I have done my best to trust Him even when it looked hopeless, but last night I had really started to struggle with the reality that God's plan might really be for us to leave Dallas, and I realized that I had to be open to wherever God took us for Ella's care. I was so upset last night, I cried and vented to my "heart mamas". I felt defeated, and even though I had a few more leads to follow through with, I felt like my steam for fighting was running out, at the same time I knew I couldn't give up.
Last night when I was laying in bed unable to turn off my brain and sleep I began to pray, I asked the Lord to renew my heart attitude and to help me to trust Him, to realize I was doing my best and to let Him control the results. I asked Him to close doors that needed closing and open the ones He wanted us to walk through, regardless of what we wanted. I told Him I knew He could see the future and knew exactly where Ella needed to be. At some point I drifted off to sleep, I fought all night in my dreams and then this morning woke up to a phone call from our insurance company going something like this "Is this Amy?" "Yes" "Hi, this is Lisa, we spoke yesterday" "yes I remember" "Well I just wanted to tell you thank you for your calls to Children's yesterday, I don't know what you said, but it worked, we are not only renewing our contract, but we are giving Ella a single case agreement that will be filed today and should be finalized by tomorrow." "Are you serious?!?"... the conversation went on from there, we talked about our reimbursement and I nearly started crying tears of Joy while I was talking to her!
I worked hard, I made phone call after phone call, emails, talked to tons of departments, even talked with another hospital... in the end, this was all GOD! He made possible what seemed impossible. Last night I went to bed feeling like this wasn't going to happen, based off of all the people I had talked to that day. Then this morning I didn't even have to make one phone call. That, my friends, is in true God fashion, HE did the work while I slept.
I want to thank you all for your faithful prayers during this little side battle, now hopefully we can get back to getting Ella's health back on track!
God is good, He is faithful. May we always remember that even when things don't turn out the way we were hoping, He is still in control!