Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PFAPA update

So Abbie's teeth are horrible as a result of her fevers.  Back in March my TechDaddy took Abs to Dr. Napier in Aiken.  His policy is that children have to go back on their own.  So my husband sat there in his office for nine hours.  NINE HOURS, while my daughter was back there by herself.  Finally he called my husband back and they discussed how high fevers can damage teeth and the developing of teeth.  He said he could fix all of her teeth in three visits.  They decided to get an estimate from insurance before setting up the next appointment.  Two weeks later I got a call that she had been referred to another pediatric dentist.  I decided to ask my facebook friends for referrals and got a lead on a dentist in Augusta at Center for Pediatric Dentistry.  I called them.   They aren't in my network, but will take my insurance, plus I have the dental plus for the extra coverage.  I was very impressed by the office.  They were able to get x-rays easily.  Dr. Napier hadn't been able too.  He said her mouth was too small and he had the smallest equipment in the area.  How many other times had he lied to us?  The dentist put me at ease and said we needed to give her a clean start so that when her adult teeth came in she wouldn't have all that bacteria in her mouth.  We could do it all in one visit either in the office or at the hospital as out patient.  It will cost us over $5,000 after insurance to do this though.  If you feel so inclined would you share Abbie go fund me or donate yourself.  Chompers for Abbie     I have put her on an anti-inflammatory diet to help reduce her fevers even more.  She is drinking beet and carrot juice every day.  I have filled the fridge with fruits and veggies and reduced her bread and sugar intake.  I was given hope after calling the Ask a Pharmacist show.  You can hear my call here at 45:00 into the program.  Joe Dimatte had a lot of ideas to help fight the inflammation caused by her PFAPA.