Saturday, October 11, 2008

Synagis

Bright and early this morning, a nurse came to our house to give Dylan his first Synagis injection. Synagis is a medication to help protect babies who are high risk from severe RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus) infection. It is given in monthy shots during the cold and flu season. Each dose of Synagis gives the baby enough RSV specific antibodies to help fight off RSV infection for about a month. Get this - each injection costs about $1900, therefore I was pleasantly, ok more than pleasantly, surprised when we received a notice in the mail stating that because of his early arrival and heart condition, Dylan would be approved for 5 Synagis injections! Woohooo! Perfect timing, too, because both Cassidy and Dave are sick with colds right now. Please cross your fingers that Dylan stays healthy!

He was certainly not a big fan of the shot and fell fast asleep soon after it was given. Aww!

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

Finally insurance covers something.
I hope Dave and Cass feel better. Poor Dylan, have a good restie.
I love you :)

Cathy said...

Holy cow...$1900!!! I'm supposed to ask at Lily's next cardiologist appointment if he wants her to get the shots. I've got some insurance checking to do. Thanks for the heads up.

Lis said...

Yea for insurance! Sweet picture of a sweet sleeping baby.

Cleo said...

Keeping my fingers cross that Dylan stays HEALTHY ~ and that Cass and Dave get better soon. If possible take lots of vitamin C and try to keep Cassidy and Dave away from Dylan. =)