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Old 12-19-2009, 12:34 AM
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Today we went to the dermatologist that diagnosed my daughter's CMTC. He wants her to be seen by a pediatric vascular specialist, pediatric dermatologist, pediatric orthopedic specialist,and radiology. We are not sure what to do now because the only pediatric dermatologist isn't located near the clinic that he thinks we should go to for everything.

He is recommending Vascular Anomalies Center at Children's Hospital at the University of Minnesota. Does anyone know anything about this place? He didn't know anything about it and hadn't sent any patients there. He just thought that their services were probably the best fit for our needs as a family in relationship to living in South Dakota.

He said we could also go to Rochester but from what he knew they didn't have a pediatric vascular specialist. Does anyone know anything about services available in Rochester.

He also told us to get ready for a fight with insurance. He said they aren't going to want to pay for any of this. I have already fought with them for just about every test she has had run.

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Old 12-19-2009, 06:16 PM
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Corinne might (does) know more about the different centers, so I will drop her an email to make sure she sees your post.

Also, get in touch with Basia basiajim99@nycap.rr.com for help with insurance issues.

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Old 12-20-2009, 05:04 PM
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Please email me directly for help. I need a bit more info and we can see what options are out there.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:01 AM
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An update on Becca-We are now waiting for the schedule of appointments for her. We will be going to the Gonda Vascular Center at Mayo in Rochester. I will update when we know when we are going and what we find out. Right now insurance is on board which is a relief.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:16 PM
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YAY!! Please keep us updated. So glad your insurance co is not giving you troubles!

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Old 01-05-2010, 09:35 PM
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So glad to hear you have a plan! Good Luck and please keep us posted!
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:39 PM
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Frustration has hit again. We have an appointment scheduled at Mayo but only with the pediatric dermatologist. That wasn't what we had requested. So we are going to make a 9 hour trip for one doctor and it isn't even the doctor that we thought we needed to see the worst. Based on what our dermatologist told them that is what they decided. We go on the 13th of Jan. I am hoping that we will get there and she will realize that we need to see the other specialists and figure out a way to make it work or we will be turning around and going back.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:32 AM
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I will be saying prayers and keeping my fingers crossed for you next week!

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Old 01-14-2010, 02:30 AM
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Becca's update-Becca's CMTC diagnosis was reconfirmed today. Her thyroid was rechecked. Tomorrow she is being tested or Glaucoma. On Friday she is having an electrocardiogram done. They are also trying to get us in to see a medical specialist that works with patients with multiple medical needs but I doubt it will happen since his first available appointment is April 13. Our new doctor is great! Becca will come back to Mayo in 6 months to deal with the leg length issues because they need to see if she has the strength to stand/walk when it is developmentally appropriate.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:15 PM
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Thanks for the update! How are you holding up?

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