Friday, November 03, 2006

A Higher Being?

I am a firm believer in fate and things happening for a reason. Even if I'm not happy how something turns out, I ususally find out later that there was some type of positive that occurred because of it. It's happened this way many many times in my life.

Today's case in point... I was reading Sarah's blog for a post-op update. I had talked to Jodi last week and she mentioned how Sarah was exposed to Pertussis. Come to find out, she tested positive even though she is symptom free. Not only that but Children's ICU, ER and 9N (the epilepsy floor) have all had outbreaks. Even the Boston Globe reported on it.

Well, as mad as I was that our insurance denied our visit last week, perhaps it was that Higher Being making sure that Austin would not get exposed. Kids with epilepsy shouldn't get the Pertussis vax and consequently, Austin never finished his series of shots. Plus when kids with epilepsy get sick, their seizure threshold is lowered, allowing for possible breakthrough seizures. I know kids that have had breakthroughs and never re-acheived seizure control after the fact.

So, do I 'thank' my insurance company or thank the Higher Being that steered us away from Children's last week? I think I'll thank the Higher Being.


Karianna said...

I frequently feel that way too. Something really inconvenient or frustrating will happen only for it to "save" me from something far worse, or to steer me the direction of something beneficial.

Glad Austin wasn't exposed to Pertussis.

purple_kangaroo said...

I'm glad he didn't get exposed!