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When the Going Gets Tough

July 10th, 2007 at 09:23 am

I realize more and more every day that most folks are only a paycheck away from being homeless. Myself included. It seems that I can't get ahead, or can I?

Early Monday morning I notice that my son is BURNING up. I take his temp and its 101. I freak out because in the 6.5 mos he's been alive he's never had a fever. Trip to the ER...motrin and tylenol later, we are back home. But I had to take Monday and Tuesday off to be with him. Not that I'm complaining. I'm not particularly thrilled with my job and he's sick so I want to be with him. Now I'm frantic about the ER bill. Granted I have insurance but I already owe the hospital like 2gs that I have no way of paying back right now.

I guess I need to get out of my rut. Stop saying "I'm going to" and DO. I need to be a lot more proactive about my financial situation. It's not going to fix itself.

2 Responses to “When the Going Gets Tough”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    Hope your son is feeling better. It's scary when babies are sick.

    You're right; only you can improve your financial situation by making changes. Even little ones make a difference. Good luck!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    For the future, always call your pediatrician before going to ER for a fever or anything that doesn't appear to be life threatening. Most kids' doctors keep a little leeway in the daily schedule so that they can see kids who are currently sick. Not everything they do in the office is well-baby checks and vaccinations!

    The first time my son got sick was at the age of 6 months and we were out of town and did not know a sould there. We got out a phone book and found a pediatrician willing to see him. I could hardly believe it. Our insurance paid, too, because we called them first and got "authorization." We saved both ourselves and the insurance company a lot of bucks by not going to ER.

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