Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 1000 - Feb 23, 2011

I don't have much to say tonight as Kevin is still in the hospital. He has only called me a few times tonight, but he says he is bored and you can tell he wants to come home. Johnny did go and visit him tonight for a while though, which did help.

I do want to show you guys an article that Mike from the Post Gazette wrote about the caregiver's bill. Apparently it was supposed to be start on Jan 30 and obviously the VA is nowhere near ready to roll it out. I have heard from numerous folks that it will probably be at least another 18-24 months before things go into effect.

It worries me because even with Kevin going into ResCare, I still won't be able to get a job. I can't very well go in and tell a prospective employer that I need 4 days off in March to go to PA, then another 3 weeks the next month and more time in July. I would also need other days off to take Kevin to various doctor's appointments and therapies/events that aren't included up there.

Ah well. I don't want to think about it tonight. Moe surprised me with tickets to Wicked (something I have wanted to see for years!!!!) and we had a WONDERFUL night at the theater. SUPER SHOW!! Let's just focus on that.

Anyway, here are the links to the articles:

Sunday's Article



Anonymous said...

Leslie, you need to write your blog in a book form and sell it. I believe you can do it and it would sell. You have people all over the world reading this blog. If you need to go to DC and try another push for this you have a place to stay with us. Enjoy you time with Moe.

Judy Smock said...

I did something wrong and didn't get my name signed. Judy Smock

Long-time RN said...

I've been keeping up on this bill and sorry to see the deadline pass. So much wasted government money in other areas; this bill needs to be passed now.

Jessica said...

Wow, 1000 days! Amazing. I'm so thrilled to hear that Kevin got into ResCare. I hope he really likes it there. How long does it take to get there from your place?

Loved all the photos of your family visit, especially of the baby and Kevin, of course. It's plain to see how much he loves his nephew.

Hope you are getting some rest and relaxation with Moe. You're in my thoughts and prayers, always. Take care.