Doctor drama update

Man who would have thought uping Abby dosage of blood pressure medicine would have been so stressful. Her appointment at Santa rosa was last tuesday and just as of monday i got it all worked out, Wilford hall for liability reason couldn't check her blood pressure and Santa rosa wanted me to come in and get charged for every doctors office visit. I was told I need to have tri-care approve an at home nurse for Abby or get an at home blood pressure monitor. Finally I gave the nurse the santa rosa doctors number and she spent all day figuring it out, conclusions is Wilford hall will see abby 3 times a week every week for 2 months but if there is any changes that need to be made in her medicine they have to have written consent from sana rosa hospital. Fair enough, as long as she is getting checked and we can get her medicine to be correct for her new height and weight. Then I will be happy.

So one of the last appointments I had for abby at wilford hall her doctor asked in Abby was enrolled in the EMFP I had no idea what it was so she explained what it is:

The Military Services use the term Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) to refer to two different functions: a personnel function and a family support function.

The EFMP personnel function:

  • Is a mandatory program for all active duty service members.
  • Is standard across all Services.
  • Identifies family members with special medical and/or educational needs,
  • Documents the services they require, and
  • Considers those needs during the personnel assignment process (especially when approving family members for accompanied travel to overseas locations).
  • Involves the personnel and medical commands and the Department of Defense educational system overseas.

The Air Force’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. EFMP Services includes a variety of personnel, medical, and family support functions. The Exceptional Family Member Program – Family Support (EFMP-FS) is the community support function provided by the Airman and Family Readiness Centers (A&FRCs) that includes, but is not limited to, on-and off-base information and referral, parent training, support groups, relocations assistance, financial management, and school information.

The Special Needs Identification Assignment Coordination process (SNIAC) provides medical information management support for EFMP enrollment functions, and coordinates relocations for families who have medical or educational needs. "Both EFMP-FS and SNIAC work together with EFMP-Assignments at the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) to provide comprehensive and coordinated medical, education, community support, assignment coordination as well as housing accommodation to families enrolled in the EFMP program.

EFMP enrollment is mandatory and required immediately upon identification of a special need.

I wish I would have known about this last march when we found out about everything, but now I know and I can turn in the paperwork and get enrolled. It will be nice to have specialist help, I am nervous about moving to AZ because when I looked up this:

U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

For the 2010-11 rankings, U.S. News requested data from 170 pediatric centers and used survey results from thousands of physicians in 10 pediatric specialties who were asked where they would send the sickest children. In all, 62 hospitals ranked in at least one specialty. The Honor Roll features eight hospitals that ranked in all 10

In kidney and urology AZ never made the list but in the list Texas made the list 4 and 3 times for each specialty. And Here in San Antonio we have the highest ranking hospitals for her condition, I know if anything God for bid happened she would have the best of the best care here, in AZ i'm unsure.

I have to put my faith in the Lord he knows the best thing for us, but sometimes its hard to fully understand whats going on.

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