Thank you all for you words of encouragement about our insurance situation. I know we will be fine.
Insurance for Me, Jim and Emma is a done deal. Sophie and Nate are another story. I have been stockpiling test strips and insulin as best I can and I will get another 3-month supply before the coverage ends so we should be ok for a while. The hard part is that it looks like we will have to take Nate off of the OmniPod. If we have to pick our expenses --- Insulin is his life so we will have to have that! Test strips are our next priority so pumping will have to wait. Plus, Sophie's expenses are not exactly light on the pocketbook. She has a daily maintenance medicine that she has to take 3 times per day and if things don't get a lot better we may have to move on to a very expensive treatment plan for her.
I am in a good place right now. I'm not stressing or freaking out (too much) but I am very sad that we will have to stop pumping (podding). We fought so hard to get Nate on the OmniPod and goodness knows we have worked our tails off getting basals sets, ratios figured out, and correction factors correct!! Going back to shots may kill me (oh yea and I'm sure Nate won't like it too much either!).
Don't even get me started about being without the DexCom ---- no pump and no Dex. I will feel like I am stepping back into the dark ages!! --- The last statement in no way implies that people that choose not to pump or use a CGM are living in the 'dark ages' --- it is just how I will feel after having what has become such luxuries for us. :) I've become quite spoiled!
There are options out there (surely there are!) but the problem is even if we get Nate and Soph on a plan they exclude all expenses of their preexisting condition for at least a year! It is a frustrating system but it is what it is and like I said I am not going to let this get me down. We will get through this and be just fine --- just another new kind of fine!
The good news is we still have our 'beep-beep' (Nate's name for his PDM) and pods for now so I am going to enjoy the heck out of them while I can!!