I am a nerd who saves everything, so I can grab my EOBs from 2003 if they would be useful. I dont' get pharmacy EOBs however, so the 8 months of Zofran therapy would not be reflected. With a calculator and a few minutes, I could come up with that cost, if someone knows the retail per tablet cost in 2003 for Zofran 4mg.
In today's retail cost (about $25 a pill), and estimating that I was on 32mgs for a couple months, 24 for a little bit, weaned to 12 and then back to 16...so this is VERY ballpark...I came up with about $27,000 in Zofran alone (wow--until this moment, I never realized that the one drug was more than the rest of everything for the PG combined!!!)
Okay, so my EOBs for the pregnancy, delivery and home health total $14574.39 (I think I am missing a big home health EOB, and an ER one too, however, so I will round that up to $18,000. My therapist I saw for the HG depression was an additional $2800.
How about totalling my pay stubs for the 16 weeks I was on STD in 1st and 2nd tri and the 3 weeks in 3rd tri (excluding the normal 6 wks postpartum) at 100% of my base salary? That would be around $22500 in "lost wages". (Praise God for a great company w/ great benefits!).
So, here we have almost $30K in pharmacy cost, $18K in medical cost, $3K in mental health cost, and $23K in lost wages. A grand prize of almost $75,000. Holy PUKE, Batman!
And I consider myself to have had only moderate HG. And was too chicken to get the PICC recommended to me, and also too afraid to try Vistaril on top of the Zofran. Had I really done what my docs wanted, it would have been even more.
Anyway, hope that aids in the data compilation.
Mommy to Rory Benjamin 8-28-03
And Kieran Alexander 12-15-06
HG Babies-Week 5 to The Bitter End!