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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Darn that money thing....

How many times have I really sacrificed to get my children something they needed or wanted? Many, many times.... between orthodontics, a new computer, or a gaming device, I have always managed to find a way.

Now I wonder. I am feeling slightly over my head financially and need to bring in more money. I could get a job, but that entails more difficultly. I can manage my monthly bills barely. I usually have a slight deficit at the beginning of each month that I balance out with my contract money when it comes in.

But now Konal needs something big- a neuropsychological exam. His father and I both feel it is necessary to gain an understanding of what is going on with him. The cost? $1200, although they will give us a 20% discount for paying in full on the day of the exam. I went through the insurance route and got stuck in a loop. Medical and Behavioral Health keep saying it is the other's job to pay for it.
We got a recommendation for the Neuropsychologist to do it from Konal's neurologist: Michael Lavoie. We just now have to raise the money. It is going to be a tight spring...