Being a working mom of a special needs child is just completely exhausting. I could literally fall asleep at my desk right now. I don't do coffee, Coke is my main source of caffeine. Not working to well. I wish I could take a lunch and take a nap, but I spent two hours with ds this morning running him to ST, so that pretty much cuts out my lunch break. No time to take off from work as I have to save what little I have left for ds appointments.
We have just begun our first round of appeals with the insurance company regarding our ST claims. I have spent hours with them on the phone, because not only are they giving us fits about ST, but now they claim they never received the three other ABA claims I sent by fax on three different occasions, which I have a confirmation messages from all of them. Bunch of BS in my opinion. So, I had to resend those and got a phone call back saying that they did get them. Watch, I will call them in a few days and they will say they didn't get them. Dealing with them is exhausting in itself.
We are also trying the medicaid route, still awaiting a decision of acceptance on that. Still have a few months before we hear anything on that. And what completely stinks is that we live in one state right accross the river/state line from a big city, where all of our ds services are coming from. There is crap available in our state, and I have a feeling that medicaid will give us problems with paying for services in another state. Another battle we may have to face as well.
I wish medicaid/insurance would be a little easier on us parents of ASD, I mean just raising a child with ASD in itself is challenging, why make it that much more difficult for us.
I really need to be a sahm, I have a friend who is a mom to one sn child and two typical children and she told me this is the reason she quit her job and stayed home. But, for now, until we can get somebody to pay for this therapy, I have to work.
I feel like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place and about to fall asleep there.