Today I made the following appointments in the span of 15 minutes; a wellness check-up for Ruby, an orthodontist consult for Edda, eye check ups for Vince and me (at Costco!). I also placed a phone call to our health insurance to try and lobby for Edda to get pre-approved to go to an ophthalmologist (who has been recommended on a special needs email list I subscribe to and also has a three-month wait for an appointment) for her eye check-up rather than going to Costco like the rest of us, but it was a big FAIL. I knew that regular eye exams are not covered (which is why the rest of us are going to Costco), it’s only if you have an eye disease and then our insurance kicks in. I tried a number of different approaches, but I was shot down each time. It’s a small thing, but still irritating.