Friday, July 16, 2010
So we have had a lot going on at our house. My husband is a Speech Therapist and his company lost some contracts which meant cut backs. This meant that his job was terminated. UGH!! So he has found a new job starting Aug 12 with benefits beginning on Oct. 1st. Cobra is our only option as we have 2 Type 1's in the family Brian and Joshua of course. We looked at splitting us up and price wise it wasn’t effective. Any way, the govt had a subsidy set up for anyone who was terminated prior to May 31st and they would pay 65% of the cost.... of course his job ended June 25th. So we are footing a $2000 bill for Cobra and Brian is working 3 part time jobs till 8/12. All of this plus the normal cost of living with D, the hospital bills and of course medical expenses for my very active, accident prone 4 year old have left us quite short on cash this summer. In steps some amazing people. The social worker at our endo office has been working closely with me to help us find resources we qualify for. Did you know that if you are working to pay your bills and not get behind you qualify for a lot less resources??? I laughingly told Brian we should have just let him have the summer off and he could relax and have fun! Okay so really... Lilly has a program Lily cares for anyone 3 years and older! (not us) they also have a program to give out 5 Humolog pens (we have to use diluted). The Lilly rep for my doctor said they could give us a vial of insulin but the pharmacy (the only one in our area who dilutes) said they cant accept it as they cant guarantee the reliability of it... I get it, I do but really... come on people work with me. So then my Endo office graciously offered to help with one of our bills this month. So they paid our power bill! HOW AMAZING IS THAT!!! I was floored. Then a really good friend of mine let it slip to some other good friends and then magic started happening. My friend and owner of Kimberlin Gray photography set up a FUNDRAISER for OUR family. She is doing an entire day of photos and donating 100% of the profit to us to help with outstanding medical bills! I WAS FLOORED and amazed! On top of this friends have been dropping off diapers, wipes and other resources at our house. Then today we received 2 very generous donations without signing up for pictures. I cant tell you how amazing this has been in the last few days. Over the course of the last 2 weeks I have been very depressed and unsure of how we were going to do this without loosing our footing. I am so very thankful to everyone for their prayers, thoughts and gifts... both monetary and of their time. I am a very lucky person and my family is very thankful for all the friends and family in our life!