We were given two new prescriptions for him.
We traveled home. I dropped the scripts off at the local pharmacy.
I asked to be notified if the insurance company gives them any trouble filling the prescription.
An hour later the pharmacy called. Insurance needs preauthorization. I asked how long that would take.
Three or four days.
So I called the hospital. Doctor has left for the day.
Staff at the hospital said that they would get in touch with the doctor and see what we are supposed to do.
We are supposed to come off the new dose of the one medicine, go back to our old dose of that medicine until we get the authorization from the insurance company for the new medicine.
Yeah, because the human body is a yo-yo that likes this type of medication change. Given that Monday is a holiday, I don’t expect the preauthorization to come until Thursday or Friday.
So, we can hope that the preauthorization comes through, that the insurance company allows the script to be filled and that they pay for the prescription instead of giving us the run around for another couple of months and forcing us to pay out of pocket for his medications.
Oh, David forgot his bag up at the hospital. He also refused to eat lunch in the unit because he didn’t like what the hospital gave him. An hour before supper he wants a snack. (last time we went through this, I ended up with bruised ribs, and he ended up in the mental health unit)
I am so beyond frustrated. Why do we have to fight for every single thing for this little guy?Tweet #fighting4answrs
Dear Why Not Fathers,
I know this dad. He has a son who suffers from mental illness. Really, the whole family suffers with the mental illness of the child. No one person in the family is immune to the tragedy that is mental illness.
He and his family are literally doing everything that they can to help their son.
Yet, he continually doubts himself, thinking that he isn’t doing every thing that he can.
He spends his days looking for other ways to help his son. To help the rest of the family.
I keep telling him that he is doing every thing possible. Yet the doubt still exists.
How do I convince him that he is really doing every thing that he can for his family? That the fault in the system is not his to take blame for?
No amount of money can help this situation, other than maybe to pay out of pocket for a hospital mental health stay. Or to purchase a smaller more fuel efficient car. They are currently seeking placement in a long term facility, long-term by definition is typically 1 year. At which point, the son will need to be transferred to another facility.
It is a situation where even if the family won the lottery, they would quickly eat through their winnings and savings to help their family. To help their son.
The dad is on disability, so the family income is limited to what the mom makes in her job.
Any advice for the Doubting Dad?Tweet #fighting4answrs