The Daily Minutiae: Medical Assistance Denial

Earlier this week, we received a letter of denial for medical assistance. We hit our primary insurance out of pocket maximum at the end of March. In that regard, we’re pretty lucky to have the insurance we have. However, our insurance will only cover 30 sessions of occupational therapy, which Love Bug attends once a…

The Line of Demarcation and the Emergency Room

It’s funny how such a tiny, insignificant, dozen-times-a-day action can become a line of demarcation. The picking up of a phone. The pressing of an on button. Before I pressed it—as far as I knew—my sister Alina was alive. At the moment of pressing, my life split into two distinct epochs: Before the call and…

Love Bug & Lucky

At the time of this introduction, we’ve been struggling with the effects of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) for just over nine months. August 21st, 2016 is a day that my family won’t soon forget. It’s the day that my perfectly healthy, happy, just-three-days-shy-of-two-years-old daughter would go down for a nap, business as usual, and wake…