Deb - posted on 05/13/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter is 6 months old and was recently diagnosed with VUR. Our Pediatrician recommended us to see a Pediatric Urologist. Unfortunately, living in West Virginia, there are no Pediatric Urologists in the state. There are Pediatric Urologist in Pittsburgh about 1.5 hours away. But my insurance will not allow us to see these Dr.'s with in network benefit coverage. They want us to go to either Charlottesville, VA or Columbus, OH because there are specialist there in their network. The problem is the trip to Charlottesville is 4.5 hours each way for a total of 9 hours of travel time. and Columbus is 3.5 hours each way for a total of 7 hours of travel time.
Is it healthy for a 6 month old baby to be strapped into a car seat for this extended amount of time? I know she will have a tough time with the trip to Pittsburgh which is only a third of the travel time that my insurance company wants me to take.