The new speech therapist called yesterday and said she was hesitant to grant more therapy for Larry as Medicare has put a cap on this benefit. It is up to the therapist to allow more coverage but she has to show a reason for more. I guess choking or chance of aspiration doesn't enter in to it. Medicare does not seem to realize the importance of the E-Stem therapy and they have denied the Experia E-Stim therapy on a claim recently. I don't know if I will get stuck with that payment or not. The Experia therapist said he was covered, but I guess she was wrong. Also, the therapist we went to at our old facility said she didn't really have much experience with swallowing therapy, but she does do E-Stim. She said she will call back later as she is leaving town for a week. We may be able to work in some E-Stim therapy. In the meantime, I have to get after Larry to make sure he does his swallow exercises. As I said in chat last night, nag, nag, nag. lol
We have a follow up with the dietician next week and she has been helpful in getting Larry to down more calories. It is very frustrating for both of us as he cannot eat much now and I don't know what to fix.
The St. Louis has dozens of organizations planning the 911 event of 12 years now. There is a 22 mile walk to the Arch. I remember years back I went to volunteer at the Red Cross blood drive. People showed up in droves wanting to do something! It is in the upper 90's today, so hopefully everyone will be okay. We are getting a cold front coming in tomorrow with much lower temps. We so look forward to that! It seems we had been getting the hot heat now that we should have been getting in July. It is also very dry here.
Well, I'm off to my nagging. :lolu: Hope everyone has a good week.