Tuesday, November 10, 2009

First shot of the season

Parker got his first Synagis shot of the season today. Synagis is a RSV vaccine that Parker gets every 28 to 30 days in the winter months. We are so lucky that our insurance agreed to cover the shots for Parker this year. It is usually given until a high risk infant turns two years old. Parker turns two in November so our insurance said they would cover it for the entire season since he turns two during the time frame. Because of these shots, Parker has hardly even gotten a cold during the winter!! These shots are amazing and are REALLY expensive (like $3000 a shot)!! We are so blessed that our insurance is all for preventative care, because it could be VERY dangerous if Parker got RSV.
Hope everyone is having a great week!!


ChristophersHeart said...

Wow, that's great! Chris got them for the first year....should have gotten them the second year but there was a mistake. He got RSV last winter and was horribly sick for a long time, and it took 8 months for his lungs to clear. Like Parker - the year he got the shot he didn't get so much as a cold. So the shots work, glad you are getting them and wishing you a great and healthy winter!


The Vance's said...

We started ours last month! Those shots must burn something awful because the girls do ok with all their shots but those...it was terrible! I hope our insurance pays for them next year too!

The Vance's said...

I just found out the insurance company is only gonna pay for the first month of Synagis! I am sooo mad!