We received our denial and told we can resubmit the referral in 30 days. At this time we contracted OHSU for their pricing for the procedure. It is $4,650 per eye at OHSU. Both eyes can not be done at the same time. We were then forewarned by the hospital that the company that makes the medicine used in the surgery has just hugely inflated the cost of the medication. Meaning we are looking at roughly $10,000 now for botb eyes, or $20-30 thousand in the very near future.
We never wanted it to come to this. We work very hard to support our family and thought we would have some time to come up with a plan ti cover the expense of his surgery. Now that time has been taken away from us in a hurry. If Colton does not have the cross linking procedure he will lose his vision. If we don't act fast we lose all chances of being able to afford the surgery. As many of you know, we run our own business and his vision loss would put an end to that. It would put an end to work for him period.
We are grasping for straws at this point. I have made countless phone calls and cried to total strangers on the phone after running into dead end after dead end. We don't have time to sell everything of value to come up with quick cash. We are at a point of last resorts. We are desperate to save his vision and livelihood. Any bit of help will get us that much closer to saving his eyesight.
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