(1 medication must be given twice a day, with doses 12 hours apart
2 medications must be given 3 times a day but at least two hours apart from each other)=
1 surgeon +
Approximately 16 years of post-high school education+
5 hours of work on an itty bitty heart=
$20, 851.72 for the surgeon (This is the fee for just one of the two surgeries he did that day...And he's worth EVERY penny!)
$4,216.00 for the anesthesiologist
$50, 574.87 for the facility
Answer: Stay in school. Become a surgeon. OR...Double check your insurance coverage.
Now that you're warmed up, here's the biggest head scratcher of all:
How can a baby that looks like this on the outside possibly have anything wrong on the inside? Riddle me that Batman, riddle me that.
Update: McKay is doing well today. Samples are collected. Tests are in progress. Medications are being administered. Prayers are ongoing. Premature aging of his parents: complete. :)