Day 18: Hospital Stay (day 8)

It has been a week since my brother was admitted into the hospital. I am sure he is over it, and if he’s not….I am for him. Hospitals are so cold and sterile and bring back not pleasant memories for me. But I remind myself that he’s receiving the care that he needs and that is what is important.

I don’t want to get my hopes too high, but he informed me today that his PET Scan is scheduled for next week, as well as a meeting with the thoracic surgeon. I will remain optimistic that finally we will move forward with the treatment of the cancer. I have been praying every day for his healing and I know God is able and I trust him.

My brother also told me that they will be moving him to phyiscal therapy today. Sadly, his insurance company did not approve him to return to the same facility he received treatment before. He said that he was told it was because the insurance company did not think he needed impatient care (rolls eyes). However, the place that they are sending him is inpatient care. Are you confused? Don’t be. The bottom line, the first facility was a high level of care which equates to more money. The facility were he will be moved is a lower level of care which means less money. #thisisamerica

Healthcare should be a right for every human being. And every human being should receive the same level of care. As I have said before, a person’s financial makeup should not determine their level of care. Insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, doctors, etc., need to be more concerned with the care of their patients and not the “bottom line.” I will always believe that the healthcare industry is big business and it is more profitable for people to be sick than well. Another reason why we must take our health seriously and be committed to living healthier. If we do not, the healthcare industry will eventually kill us.

But in spite of it all, my trust and faith is never in a failed healthcare system. But in a God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I can think or ask. God is in control.

"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." 
~ Ephesians 3:20-21

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