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Monday, June 13, 2011

Medical Procedure Tomorrow!

It has been a long time since I posted here, but a lot has happened.

The first revelation was that the details of the insurance weren't what we first thought. The 41 day window is out, because Alex is insured from now straight through to his birthday. This is great news!

The second revelation is that he's not having his surgery! This is unexpected, but good news as well. I will explain.

When consulting with his doctor, it was estimated that the surgical procedure Alex was planning to have would only have a 50/50 chance of success. So instead, he opted to go a different route. So tomorrow, he is having a procedure done called a nerve block, which will hopefully remove the pain in his ass (pun fully intended).

Its almost certainly a cheaper procedure, but donations are still needed! So if you can make any last-minute donations, now is the time.

Thank you for all of your support!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Good News for My Brother's Butt!

Fantastic news for my brother's butt: chances are that he will have his surgery this year!

I won't get too specific here, but due to a quirk of the recent health care reform bills and the timing of my brother's birthday, he will have a month and ten days this summer in which he can get his surgery under an insurance plan.

This is great news! Not only does this mean that my brother's butt will be fixed this year, but I can adjust this website to drive the fundraising toward the new goal! This also means that there is now a time constraint on raising those funds, so I had better get started.

The insurance is expected to cover 80% of the cost of the surgery. However, there will likely be other expenses like consults and medications that will be incurred outside of my brother's 41 day insurance window. Therefore, I have re-evaluated the potential expenses to be up to $5000, again shooting for an overestimate just in case there are unexpected expenses or complications.

I have adjusted the Butt Thermometer to reflect this, and this means we are now at nearly 5% of the goal! Be prepared for more announcements very soon as I push to raise this number.

First surgery consult is in April!