Thursday, July 20, 2017

I just spent more on meds than rent

I just spent $1,900 on meds and $500 in durable medical equipment in 42 hours. It would have been $2,500 on meds but I only filled half a month's worth of one med in the desperate hope that the insurance company will update our max out of pocket as met within the next 2 weeks.

Yes, one of his medications is $1,200 a month and is required to keep him alive. Another medication is $1,000 a month, also to keep him alive. Those are both new as of the hospital stay.

I've paid less for working cars in good condition. I've made less a month while working full time than either of those meds.

On top of that Chris can't go back to work because his cancer doc/ endocrinologist is accelerating his surgery and radiation timeline to as fast as humanly possible and "you're taking the next cancellation". When you're teaching in one week increments and your students sign up for classes and take time off of work (often weeks and months in advance) you can't be on a cancellation list. While his work teaching made it possible for us to nearly pull ourselves out of the financial hole we were in (and now is being dug deeper and faster) he can't do that right now.

So we have increasing medical bills AND no income, and I can't work AND pay for child care for an autistic child AND a nurse for Chris.

And of course, we need to replace a vehicle sometime in the next 3 weeks so I can give the vehicle I borrowed back to the actual owner.

Oh, and pay for things like meds and appointments until insurance recognizes we met the out of pocket max...

So trying to keep Chris alive and get him treatment as fast as possible is financially destroying us. We'll still do it, but we need HELP. Lots of help. "$2,500 in new medical costs AND we need to buy a vehicle so we can get him to treatment AND we need to pay the normal bills so we have a place to live and electricity" help.

Please, anything would help.

I've still got a GoFundMe up and running, and PayPal to always work, and I can always be reached on Facebook.

Thanks all,