Amanda Leach. 21. Married happily. Trying to live justly, love kindness, and walk humbly with my God.
6 weeks 6 days
I am humbly asking for prayer from everyone who prays.
tl;dr Medicaid denied Emery and we are now solely responsible for hospital bills that are far more than half of our yearly income.
Our last hope for being able to pay Emery’s hospital bills was Medicaid, and we got screwed over pretty good on that. I received a letter on Friday, February 21 from FSD requesting Jacob’s pays stubs for the last 30 days, as well as quotes from two insurance companies by Monday February 24. The mail runs at my house at about 4:00 in the afternoon. The post office and the FSD office close at 5:00, and the HR department at the airport is gone at 5:00. I didn’t get the mail on Friday until it was too late to get the pay stubs or get them in the mail, and my car was without gas and we literally had no money to put gas in it because Jacobs car has to have gas to get him to Arkansas to student teach and we barely had enough money to put gas in his car for the week, which ruled out driving to the office on Monday to turn them in.
I called the FSD help line on Monday, and let the lady know the situation. She said to sent it in as soon as I could with a brief letter explaining and that I would be ok
Instead, they denied Emery. I called the local office and explained everything and they said they couldn’t do anything unless I was willing to go before the board and contest the decision, but the lady thought they would still deny us and said that next time I should “be more responsible” and not let a lapse in insurance happen, especially since it’s the law to have health insurance now. Which is the DUMBEST thing ever and I am so upset by that but that’s a story for another time.
I literally and physically could not have covered her before her hospitalization because I had to wait for her social security card, which didn’t arrive until she was no longer covered by my insurance and the day before she was hospitalized.
We haven’t yet received her official bill, but we’ve started receiving bits of it. We’ve received a bill from the lab for the first set of blood tests for $188. They did a total of three sets of blood tests (that I know of), plus at least two cultures of the infection that we will be billed for. There will be a bill from dr Allison that should be right at $350. We spent three days in the hospital, which could be anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000, depending on what the pediatric ward charges.
I am just so scared and heartbroken. I have been praying so hard since May 19, 2013 that I wouldn’t have to go back to work, or that I could find a job that would let me have Emery with me (day care, nannying, etc.), and instead I’ll have to go back to work and most likely find another job. I don’t know how we will be able to afford this. Please lift us up. Ask for wisdom and guidance for me as I try to figure this out.
And please don’t take this post as me pandering for anything other than prayers, or as me complaining that she had to be hospitalized. That hospitalization saved her life and I am so unbelievably grateful that we were able to get her to the hospital and receive such good care so she is still with us.
This storm that’s coming even has Nova Scotia worried about us Missourians. This video cracked me up, but still.
I went to the grocery store to buy essentials, and came out with two new outfits for Emery, a pair of jeans for myself, a case of Dr. Pepper, turkey, cheese, and chips. Oops.
Also went to buy pellets, since our house is heated solely by pellet stove, and everywhere is still sold out. All of the stores have been sold out since Emery was born because of the propane shortage here. We somehow have to make four bags last.
I’ve heard this theory around a bit but I liked reading it laid out like this.
I really like this theory.
dID ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THE CONNECTION TO TARZAN?!
According to Chris, they didn’t die in a shipwreck, they landed on a jungle, had a son, built a treehouse, and got eaten by a leopard.
jeez i would love to order that thing online, but i don’t know what size to order it in because women’s clothing sizes are determined by the alignments of the planets in relation to the fuck you galaxy
Biggest plot twist ever
I SWEAR TO GOD I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS I’VE ACTUALLY NEARLY PISSED MY PANTS
you know you’re getting old when you watch the little mermaid and when ariel says “i’m 16 years old. i’m not a child anymore.” and you’re just sat there like yes you fucking are young lady stop it
The day you start agreeing with the parents in kids movies is the day it’s all over.
Things not to say to someone with Social Anxiety
- “Why don’t you talk to anyone?”
- “You’re awkward.”
- “Why are you so quiet?”
- “Why would you say that?”
- “Why don’t you talk to them yourself?”
- “Calm Down.”
- “Why are you scared of people?”
- “Why did you do that?”
- “You’re embarrassing yourself.”
- “You’re making a scene.”- “You should try and make friends.”
Anonymous asked: “honestly why do girls make such a big deal about their periods? It’s just a bit of blood for few days and then it’s over. That’s nothing compared to being kicked in the balls- a confused male”
I don’t know if it’s funnier if you read it as “My ass open at 6 am” or “McDonalds; YASSS open at 6 am”
i fucking love her lmao