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Medicaid frustrations again.

Why is it that Medicaid knows what is best for a child?  More so than the doctors, psychiatrists and therapists that are treating said child?

I am tired of Medicaid telling me what is best for my son.

BCBS is his primary insurance, Medicaid is secondary.  Medicaid refuses to pay for 2 doses a day of a particular medication.

So now, not only is it deemed best for him to be at home, we don’t have access to the medications needed to ensure that he is stable.

We have enough of the medication to file an appeal, but what do those people do who don’t know how to appeal, or that they even can?

Thankfully we have a pharmacy that understands finances are limited.

Dear readers, please know that if you, your doctor, or pharmacist disagree with a medicaid decision, you can appeal the decision.

So Far, So Good, Now …

It is too early to tell if all of my worry from the last two weeks was for not. However, so far so good.  It is an adjustment for sure, but no less an adjustment for him as the rest of the family. I am used to having the house to myself all day long,…Continue Reading

A feeling of peace.

Today I woke up, with a spring in my step. I realized something as I left on the trek to get Marc.  I am at peace. I felt an incredible sense of peace when I realized that.  It was inspiring.  As I felt this, I was crossing the dam near our home.  Headed south west…Continue Reading

the art of positive thinking

Monday, when I pick up my son, magic will happen.  He will see that I love him unconditionally. He will see that I am accepting of him. He will see that we are embracing his return to the family. He will know the love that we have in our hearts. Tuesday when we arrive home,…Continue Reading

I now pronounce sentence. 72 hours and a prayer

The appeal to Medicaid to further fund services has been denied. As a result, I will be picking up Marc from the facility on Monday.  We then come home to begin a new chapter in our lives as a family. We had an IEP meeting for him this morning. Short term he will be homebound…Continue Reading

Encouragement from me to you

Living a life filled with fear does things to the body.  I have a number of chronic health issues, and the stress from this is exacerbating those health issues. Please, if you are reading this then you have either an interest in the topic, or are experiencing it yourself. Remember these key things. It’s not…Continue Reading


What is it like to live in fear? Having never lived in a war zone, or been active in a war zone, I can’t say that our experience compares to that. What I can say is this. Living day to day on edge constantly because you don’t know from one minute to the next what…Continue Reading

Looking back

We fought so hard to keep from placing Marc in a facility.  Now, we are fighting to keep him there. I never would have thought this day would come.  Last year at this time, we were upset because we had to move him to a new facility. This year I would love to know that…Continue Reading