Quote from ESME12
If you are carrying the insurance benefits...I would have to weigh leaving very carefully for there is always a waiting period for benefits.
It's a tough decision.....I pray that your daughter begins to feel better....((HUGS))
Fortunately, my kids that are on my insurance all have state medicaid because they have chronic illnesses and my when they first one was diagnosed the hospital social worker pushed me to sign up. So, they always have insurance; well at least through college. My hubby and I have paid for catastrophic health insurance for us for the last 2 years so if I have to I'll get that again for us.
Quote from jadelpn
I am sorry this is happening in your family.
I would keep on applying, see if your daughter can get some state/government benefits, make sure she has a strong IEP in school, and if it may be a thought to have her stabilized in a residential treatment facility--OF course if her mental illness is severe.
I would look for outside support where ever you can. It is exceedingly difficult to take care of a chronically ill child. Everyone needs support. It is not a character defect of your daughter or of you and your husband's parenting style.
I would not get into any of your personal situation other than you need to be located at home as opposed to commuting. That is reasonable for many people. Just be sure your supports are in place for your daughter to be successful. Get as much on an IEP as you can. Get as much outside help as you can.
Best wishes for success for you and your family.
My daughter is trying to do school work at home with a tutor because she is basically on medical leave from her school; which is private church school so no IEP available. Next year she will be headed to pubic school so if she is unable to attend due to her health issues she will have an IEP/506 in place. She fortunately isn't so bad she needs inpatient treatment.
My oldest had a similar mental health issue at the same age so I'm fortunate I understand the ups and downs and know that it isn't related to me personally.
Thanks for the well wishes.
I am continuing to look for work back home no luck yet but, I'll just keep trying until something comes through.