Thursday, May 1, 2014

One Expensive Hotel Stay

Dear Ellie,

You're due to go home tomorrow, but we're in a bit of a conundrum.  Now your mother is sick too and while I'm finally getting better, I still have the sniffles.  The upper respiratory infection took a lot out of both of us, but I can only imagine the impact it would have on you.  You only recently came off of oxygen.  The solution?  We can just keep you in the NICU for a few days longer until one of us is better.  The problem with that solution?  It would cost $2000 a day.  When I first heard that number, it didn't shock me very much.  $2000 a day is a drop in the bucket when compared to all the money we've spent so far to bring you into the world.      

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