Pepper needs medical treatment. It isn’t something available in Mongolia so we chose Thailand because of the high quality care compared to the cost. Cost? Oh yes, we are fairly certain that it won’t be covered at all by our insurance company. In my thirteen years of “adult” jobs where I have had medical insurance I have grown more and more cynical about the relationship between insurance and health care. They are nearly unrelated. This surgery will probably cost more than a quarter of one of our salaries. But we know that investing in our health is more important than our bank accounts.
I wasn’t going to join her but our boss urged me to be there for her. I may not have any leave available now and the airfare wasn’t cheap but if we can’t take care of each other when we really need it then we have our priorities wrong. Jordan is in the care of our friends and, I am sure, will have perhaps too many surrogate moms and dads looking out for him this week.
On Monday she will have blood tests done and then the surgery Tuesday. She will be in the hospital on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Then she needs to have a follow-up later in the week. Hopefully we’re able to return on Sunday.
So if you pray keep her in mind. It is all a little scary.
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