So, to continue the hell that is my life...
I called Medicaid this morning. First, you get the person that can't help you, doesn't know how to do anything and can't transfer you anywhere. So, then I called Workforce Services, because I guess they hold all the "Medicaid Knowledge."
They stated that Skylie's case came up for review and because Maegen didn't show, they cancelled her coverage. Cancelled it. Thanks for the notice. You have my address. I get stupid crap from you everyday. The important stuff, though? Eh. Don't send that.
"Well, ma'am, this baby needs to see a doctor NOW...what do you suggest I do?"
I guess now I need to go in and apply on her behalf. Which if anyone has ever dealt with the system (I haven't personally, but I've heard the horror stories), you know damn well it's not going to be a pleasant experience.
When questioned as to how long this procedure is going to take, I was advised 30 days. Well, hmmm. Maegen will be home shortly thereafter, so what the hell is the point in them getting all my information, when it will all revert back to her?
"So, for 30 days she won't have coverage, what am I supposed to do?"
"I dont' know what to tell you. There is nothing that can be done."
Are you freaking kidding me? Seriously? I am not some half-crazy person that can't take care of her kid! I had this situation thrust upon me, because there was no other option...and I hit a wall every time I turn around!
So, I called her doctor's office (they know the situation really well) and spoke to the nurse. She said that it sounds like a yeast infection (probably brought on by the antibiotics she was on for her ear infection) and that they have some new medicine out for it. She will leave me two tubes of the sample stuff at her desk.
I almost started crying. Finally! Someone that CARES! I don't care that it is an hour and a half round trip in there...we are getting some medicine!
So, when Maegen gets out, she can deal with Medicaid. It will only put Skylie late for her 6 month shots, by 2 weeks (which when I got her, I found out that her 2 month shots were a month late, so she is a little off, anyway). I don't have the time, nor the energy, to prove that both her parents can't keep it together and are in jail. I don't want my social security number in their system and my finances looked at. I'm doing just fine, thank you very much.
Why is it that every time I try to do something nice or stick my neck out for someone, I get stepped on? When will the law of karma, right itself?
We just need to pray that she doesn't get sick between now and then. Good hell, that's all I need.