This was not how I envisioned life after the boys went back to school. This was going to be a period of recovery and progress. However, as per the norm for our life, nothing has gone as planned.
With the furnace being down, the house was freezing this morning.
Elliott was freaking out about not wanting to go to school. He just wouldn’t get dressed and he was inconsolable. After about an hour and some serious bribing, he begrudgingly got dressed and we were all off to school.
On the way home, I stopped at Walgreens to pick up Lizze’s new hormone replacement medication.
Unfortunately, as with the medication she had to stop because of the way her body was reacting to it, the new medication isn’t covered by insurance.. We are hoping to get a prior auth but if they still refuse to cover it, I’m looking at $200 per month.
I’m really, really hoping beyond hope that it gets covered so she can resume treatment.
Once home, I made some calls to get the furnace looked at. It’s like $80 just to be looked at, plus the cost of labor and parts. Unfortunately, I can’t swing that right now. At least not until I get paid and I’m not sure when that’s going to happen.
Having said that, I did manage to get our gas fireplace lit and a running.
We haven’t used it in years but I cleaned it out and she pumping out some warm air right now. So I guess the immediate crisis has been averted. It’s nowhere near as effective as the furnace but at least it’s something..
Right now, this is a victory and will help keep everyone warm until I can pull off the repairs.
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Sometimes at the moment the only thing that comforts me is that everything goes wrong for you even more often than it does for me and my partner. It’s possible that makes me a bad person. But I think part of it is that you really understand how much everything can be sucky 🙂
I still wish things would stop going wrong for you though 🙂
i am so glad thre changed lizzies hormone meds. i wont ask u what kind but i did have some luck with going straght to the manufacture to get two meds at no cost also look on the internet and ut in the med name and then coupons. click here to see if u see any meds u can get help for. if u cant find anything just put the medicine name into the internet and see if something comes up. hopes it helps
Rob….your life mirrors mine so all that I can offer you is empathy and company. Try to keep in mind that you are doing your very best with the tools and resources that you encompass and that are available to you. You are a wonderful, caring, compassionate father and husband and never doubt that you are doing all humanly possible to care for your family the best way that you can. Life continues to throw us all daggers and “lessons”…continue to tackle each task as best you can…no one can expect any more from you. Many times we are just running around putting out fires, but sometimes that is just the way it is until your mouth and nose slowly creep a little higher above the water. Hang in there my friend…you are not alone <3
Thank you so much for reaching out. I totally appreciate what you are saying and Thank you for saying it. 🙂