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Help Kelly to get treatment for her son

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My friend and co-worker Kelly needs help. Her son is sick and they can’t figure out what’s going on. His current health providers in Colorado aren’t helping to the point of neglect. Medical bills are growing and Kelly's family might need to travel out of state to a better hospital to figure out what's going on with her child and how to help him. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

From Kelly:

"I'm desperate. I'm in despair. I need help. My son has had a rapid decline in memory and processing, among many other issues including really wonky bloodwork over the last few years. He has had cloudy pee every day for almost ten years. Joint pain daily and he has been diagnosed with hypermobility. But the memory and processing are really bad now, to the point he can't remember things that occurred 30 seconds prior. I have had letters from his teacher, school psychologist, and his pediatrician suspecting possible seizures. (He also zones out, blinks rapidly, looks up to the right, has no working memory). The decline had been absolutely noticeable since December /January.

Children's hospital, as usual, is a nightmare of absurd bills, gaslighting, and refusing to help. I am attaching the letter from school psychologist. I added my own experience that just the night prior he got into a fight with his brother, who stalked off and slammed the door. Less than one minute later he asked why his brother was taking so long to get water.
After relaying all of this to our pediatrician, he suggested the ER at the children's hospital since his half hour convo with the people at children's trying to get him a consult with neurology there was told there was a 10 month minimum wait.
We went to the ER, waited 4 hours, and then they told us nothing is wrong nothing emergent good luck. 30 minutes total including small talk and the nurse giving us the paperwork/and intake. No referral to neurology, no ordering of mris, eegs, or labs, nothing. Even after we told them about the 10 month wait to get into neuro. He dismissed us in minutes just as they've dismissed us in the past. Literally told my husband "neuro sounds like a good idea" and then sailed out. I guarantee this brief and useless visit will be at least a 2k bill as well. Out of pocket, that is.

How can I get help? How can I shed light on this situation? Is there anyone in the media that wants to look into this? Does anyone know ANYONE who can help me? Can someone, ANYONE explain to me why I have to wait ten months for my son to see a neurologist in our "great county"? People act like socialized medicine is what causes the wait and crappy service, NEWS FLASH my 3k monthly premium and 15k deductible don't help one bit in expediting the process or providing decent service FOR MY CHILD."
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    • 1 yr
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    • $10 
    • 1 yr
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    • $50 
    • 1 yr
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    • $100 
    • 1 yr
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    • $25 
    • 1 yr
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Organizer and beneficiary

Anna Morgan
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Newton, MA
Kelly Christensen
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