Melissa - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 12 year old son with Cerebral Palsy and Seizure Disorder is currently in the hospital due to a brain infection caused by his VP Shunt. He has had two brain surgeries and two pic line placements in the last week. I was informed today that he could be released from the hospital and just get antibiotics in his pic line but Medicaid will not pay for a Nurse to come to my home. The crazy thing is Medicaid will pay for him to sit in the hospital for the next three weeks just so the staff can give him his IV antibiotics.
I find it hard to believe that they won't pay for someone to come three times a day to give him meds, but they will pay for 24 hr arround the clock care for three weeks. Please let me know if you have any known resources or suggestions. We are currently in Clayton Co. GA but will be moving next week due to lack of funds for resources in Clayton Co. GA.
Thanks in advance for all of your help.