My 5 year old son has been having significant emotional /behavioral issues for over a year. He was diagnosed with severe Adhd in Pre-k, so we started therapy and medication. The medication didn’t work, so we tried just therapy for a while. Over the summer, he was kicked out of daycare for his behavior which has escalated… I should note, he’s difficult for me, but not to the extent they describe. He isn’t mean with me. He listens somewhat with me… But there, he was throwing things, not listening, huge tantrums etc. Right around this time, he lost his insurance. I had to stop therapy for a while. Then kindergarten started. I work an hour from home, so I put him in a school close to my work, which was also closer to our doctors to minimize how much work I’d need to miss… He was suspended and then expelled the second week of school. They were aware of the situation. I’d asked for an evaluation. He had insurance again by this point, on the marketplace, and we were trying a new medication, it just hadn’t had time to be effective.
Meanwhile, I was also trying to get my own medication sorted so I could handle all of this.
The medication for him ended up not being a good fit. We tried another. No go. So another…. It’s $300 a month and held up on insurance until an exception form is filled out. I have him in school in the district we live in now. They are evaluating him. I suspect there may be more than just Adhd. The bus driver has suggested he may need to ride the handicap bus because the loudness triggers him, and he won’t stay sitting down.
All of this is hard enough, but I’ve missed so much work. We have to keep going back to the doctor, and try new medicine after new medicine. He starts therapy back up this Friday. I’ve had to give up my own therapy, because I can’t afford it. I did at least get my medication sorted. I have bipolar 2, dysthymia, ptsd, gad, and a panic disorder. My 13-16 pills a day cost less a month than his one of anything so far. Adhd medicine is ridiculous, and the marketplace sucks. My work pays for my insurance, but it’s too expensive to add him to my policy, which is why his is different from mine.
I hate asking for help. I hate needing it. But the doctor bills and medication are really starting to add up. I was supposed to go back to my doctor for me a month ago, but haven’t because I still haven’t been able to pay the last bill. The attached picture is just from the medical doctor, it doesn’t account for therapy or medications. I need about $4000 to catch up.
I’m alone. I’m stressed out. And I need help. Please. :(