11 july 2014

Little Savannah Snodgrass — a 7-month-old Texas girl who was stricken with a life-threatening brain tumor — was “doing great” in her mother’s arms after extensive surgery Friday afternoon. The operation came after her health insurance company reversed a decision that had denied her surgery at her family’s preferred hospital.

Following a FoxNews.com report, the insurance company Superior HealthPlan reversed its decision not to pay the acclaimed Texas Children’s Hospital for the emergency surgery, claiming the doctors there were out-of-network. Savannah’s parents fought back, saying the same doctors had been treating the little girl for months, monitoring the tumor and preparing to remove it.

“She did great,” her father, Travis Snodgrass, told FoxNews.com following the surgery. “The doctor is very pleased with the outcome so far. My baby is doing great.”

He said the family anticipates Savannah will be in the hospital about a week. “The surgery was near perfect,” he said.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/11/texas-baby-undergoing-brain-surgery-after-insurer-change-heart/