Our son is on that formula, which is government funded here in Australia. For eight tins, we pay aprox $33... With my wife's concession card, we only pay $8 for the eight tins (going from memory) We get it funded by the government due to being prescribed by our doctor..... Without the support, we would be facing about $400 for the eight, give or take.
We go through one tin in about 2 - 2.5 days. This was mostly related to our son being born 3 month premature and had a few development issues with his digestive system, which he is gradually growing out of.
The fact that this family has to go through this situation on their own and the government won't actually step in to help out is pathetic, petty and just damn cheap. It shouldn't even have to go through private insurance ffs.
If the Aussie Government can cut parents some slack in helping their children have a chance at eating their well needed food without vomiting it up 15 minutes later, having green pasty sh*ts that is full of rejected nutrients that turns their **** red, they can't gain any of their well needed body weight & grow properly and end up screaming and crying for hours on end due to being in pain the whole damn time..... WTF is the Canadian Govt's fk'n excuse?
Try dealing with that situation yourself and tell me that's perfectly fk'n fine to go through.... While ending up in the poor house in the process like these parents are.
We at least didn't have to end up worrying about the cost to keep our son alive.... Kind of glad we moved here knowing this, otherwise we'd be screwed and if we weren't on the streets by now,our son would be dead, because that sh*t expensive and there's no alternative.
We and the doctors tried everything and the Neocate was the last option available to allow our son to get the nutrients he needed to grow & develop without vomiting it up and suffering constantly from stomach pains.... Even then, after weeks of trying this and that & putting him through all this, he still had a week or two to go before things settled down.
With the attention he and my wife needed during that time, I ended up walking from my job so I could spend a few extra days helping them out, as it was almost 24 hours a day care for him and no sleep...... Which my d*ckhead boss didn't seem to grasp when I asked for a Friday and Monday off without pay.
So I walked and took two weeks off to help, then found a better job.
If we had to worry about paying full price for the formula on top of all this, we'd simply be fk'd.
Last edited by Praxius; Oct 2nd, 2012 at 08:06 AM..