Just wanted to wish you some luck for Friday, I only joined here a few weeks ago and everyone is so friendly and helpful, I had no one to talk to about MS, until I joined here and everyone is in the same boat so we all know how each other feels.
Keep your chin up and best thing you can do is stay positive. I too have 2 kids so I know how much work they are on their own, but you will get there and if you need to chat then just hollar.
Take care and let us know how you get on.
I can't advise you on your insurance but what I can tell you is this. Speaking from personal experience I know for a fact (working in the industry) that 50% of the time an insurance company will deny something just because most people won't question it. Question any denial. I agree with the suggestion to look over your policy. If a preauthorization is required usually a neurologist that is used to getting them can get it almost immediately. Yes take a big breath because all of this can be overwhelming. I was just diagnosed in September and the first month seemed like it went on forever. Also look into your work about FMLA. What I have learned is that you need to stay positive and go for what information you need head on. Good luck. There are lots of people with lots of help and support here.
Welcome Linda, I hope your appt. goes well today.