I wanted to take a minute and update you all as to our current situation. I’ve briefly shared this on my Facebook page only because my site keeps going down. I just noticed it was back up, so I thought I could hit everyone at one time this way. It looks as though our electricity will be shut off at any moment. AEP came around about 2 hours ago to disconnect us but gave me one hour to make the payment, before returning to disconnect us.
We went ahead and tried for a medical certificate, which would buy us 30 days.
Unfortunately, Akron Children’s Hospital will now only provide a medical certificate if the absence of power will cause death to the child. They told us that a child must have a feeding tube or IV pump at home to qualify for their help. We haven’t ever needed a certificate for electricity so I was not aware of the policy change.
They most likely get swamped with requests and had to adjust their policy accordingly. I can’t say that I blame them and I’m not upset with them at all. That said, we still have the same problem. I’ve reached out to Gavin’s doctors at the Cleveland Clinic and they might be able to help. The forms have been faxed and the nurse is going to see if they can take care of this for us.
Like I said, it’s been two hours and AEP has yet to return. Only time will tell if this crisis will be averted. Right now I have everything that can be charged, charging. I fully expect to be without power at some point today. If this all works out, well, everything needs charged anyway. 🙂 This is just one of those things that I’m not proud of but share for the purposes of transparency. It provides insight into our lives and our struggle. I want to be very clear that I’m responsible for all of this. These things are my responsibility and my responsibility alone. All I can say is that I do the very best I can with what I have to work with. Please don’t worry. This is just another obstacle in our path that we must transverse to continue moving forward.
We all face these or similar challenges, the Lost and Tired family is no exception. I just choose to share our story to help educate others.
Now, as far as the website goes………..I’m at my wits end.
lostandtired.com has been down for most of the day and part of last night. It seems to come back up briefly and then go back down. I’ve tried calling Bluehost today and the line will ring a few times and then disconnect. My guess is that they are swamped with people, like myself, trying to tell them about something they are already trying to address. It sucks because when this happens, I lose a great deal of progress and ranking. I suppose it doesn’t really matter, especially in the bigger picture.
Anyway, I’ve taken up far too much of your time already and I’ll let you all get back to your own lives. If you don’t hear from me, this is why. I will be working very intently on getting all these issues addressed.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Whatever doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger. 🙂