Well, that whole what to do about speech therapy question might get cleared up for us after all. Just got a call that our insurance hasn't covered any of Roo's feeding therapy since the beginning of February. They covered it up until February "in error" and fortunately they have not asked for their money back. Yet.
Apparently Roo's feeding therapy is neither restorative nor medically necessary and to top it off they claim he has no underlying conditions which should impair his swallowing. Like say, eosinophilic esophagitis or the laryngeal cleft the ENT found. Forgive me but I'm about to send my puking, gagging, failing to thrive, hour and a half to eat a decent meal kid over to their offices for a quick demo.
We're appealing the decision but at $400 a pop for weekly sessions, this isn't going to be cheap if we lose. If you need me today I'll be busy gathering letters of medical necessity from our slew of doctors.