I mentioned this in another thread several weeks ago, but my daughter had to spend almost a week in the hospital last month. She had a skin infection, long story short she is almost over it.
I've started receiving bills. She had to be admitted through the ER (dermatologist couldn't admit her directly), they ran some blood tests 3 times, skin cultures twice, and administered IV antibiotics a few times per day each day. She physically saw 1 doctor once, then nurse practitioners the rest of the time.
As I said, bills are still coming in at this point. Before insurance, we are roughly at $19k right now.
HO LEE SHiZZ
I honestly have no idea how some folks can keep their head above water if they have a chronic illness.