Thursday, January 21, 2010
I know the past few blog entries have been about how great things are, how she is progressing, etc. But here are some realities I need to face...she is 15 years old right now. I have three years before she becomes 18, where her medical care, legally, is out of my hands. Then there is the question about a job, will she be able to sustain her own life, what about SSI (which right now I was told she doesn't qualify because of what my husband and I make). I know there are other programs out there that I need to apply for now, start the ball rolling because these next three years are going to go by fast. Then there is the question about driving. Her doctor says now because of her poor judgement/reactions/etc, she is okay with this. In fact she says she is glad she isn't going to drive, she won't have to worry about a huge car payment or an insurance payment. Then how about living alone? My husband and I have thought long and hard about this one. We want to have a home to where there is a mother-in-law apartment in the basement, that way she can feel independent but still be close to home. I don't know...so you see, there is so much to think about even after the child comes home from the hospital. And the list of concerns, worries and questions continue to grow. So, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, I am all ears!