Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Release

My daughter was released from the eating disorders program yesterday. Not because she is doing better, but because we ran out of mental health insurance coverage for her.

Until next May.

Don’t get me wrong, she has made tremendous strides and improvements since entering this particular program. I have to say, they do know what they are doing at that treatment center.

As opposed to the one Sam went to last year.


Which should be shut down for malpractice, in my opinion.


Despite the progress, she isn’t 100% ready to leave treatment, but we have no choice. They won’t treat her without insurance, so she will attend the hospital’s alumni group once a week until school starts and will continue with individual therapy and ANAD support groups.

Not only has Sam learned a lot from this program, so has the rest of the family. I feel we are in a much better position to support her here at home now.

I’m praying that it’s going to be enough.

6 comments:

Sassy Mama Bear said...

All you can do is work together step by step and stay strong and keep the faith...I have been in a different yet similar situation with both my father's alcoholism and my mom's mental health. It is not easy, but remember you are also never alone...there are ALWAYS people to talk to, who will understand. I'll keep you all in my prayers darling.

Vixen said...

I will keep you in my prayers. Which will be very often, since I have been having to pray a lot lately.

Damien Riley said...

Oh, how awful. Gosh I wish I was filthy rich. Please remember mom, there will be good that will come of all this. Hang in there.

Crystal said...

The mental health coverage in insurance is a joke.

I hope she does well with what she has available to her now.

pjazzypar said...

If you were on the government dole there would be unlimited coverage for your daughter. Since you and your husband work hard for the money, your employment furnished insurance won't take care of your daughter's treatment. What crap! This burns me up. What can you do, but monitor her closely and make sure she attends the alumni meetings.

Cheryl Lee said...

Oh, how awful. Gosh I wish I was filthy rich. Please remember mom, there will be good that will come of all this. Hang in there.