A Devastating Blow

Daddy lost his job today. After four years with the company and only three months in this dream-job position, he was let go. He is our main source of income plus our insurance was under this job. Hannah’s livelihood and survival to this point has relied exclusively on the generosity of our insurance — the multiple private therapies, orthotics, her gait trainer (which we don’t have yet), procedures, doctors, etc.

We are devastated. Our income is now based solely on my menial part-time job, which in no way could support our family, not even close. He is going to apply for unemployment tomorrow, but everyone knows that won’t even come near to what he was making. Hopefully Hannah’s medicaid will come in within the next month or so, but still —-

I don’t know what we are going to do.


  1. Susan Bielski says:

    So very upset for you right now…honestly, how could they justify this? I’m so sorry and I will pray for you.

  2. I am so very sorry to hear that new’s. Maybe with no insurance now you will get the medicaid faster. What about state insurance for low income? Can you continue the insurance for Hannah thru COBRA? I am praying for you on this end. God has opened another door for you.

  3. Let us know how/if we can help. I am so sorry. :’(
    .-= Cristina´s last blog ..A broken arm =-.

  4. Michele says:

    I am so sorry. I hope he is able to find another job quickly. I will keep you all in my thougths.

  5. cheri says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Carrie but have to admit I am so relieved that it is not bad news about Hannah – my heart just dropped at the thought. It’s still a very difficult situation to lose health coverage and income when your family depends on it so heavily. I hope another door opens for Hannah’s Daddy very soon.

  6. KarenandTess says:

    Oh Carrie, I am so sorry. I pray that something comes up quickly.

  7. Bethany says:

    Carrie, I’m so sorry.

  8. Carrie,

    My heart breaks for you and your family. Hang on to hope and faith. Please know that you are in my prayers. Give Hannah a kiss and a hug from me!

  9. I am so sorry Carrie.

  10. Chris says:

    Oh Carrie, I cannot even believe it. I’m so so sorry. This is just NOT what you guys needed. I’m going to be sending you tons of prayers that he finds something soon. Maybe it’ll be something even better, better insurance etc……… you just NEVER know what doors can be opened out of REALLY crappy circumstances. I’m so sorry girl. Hang in there.


  11. Kelly says:

    I am so sorry, Carrie! How awful! I will keep y’all in my prayers!

  12. betsy says:

    oh man that is devastating. You can contact the NGF for assistance covering cobra.

  13. I am so sorry.

  14. A slap in the face to say the least. I know a COBRA insurance person if you need some help, but he should qualify for at least a year, with reduced payments possibly. Lots of employers are waiting until after the Obama legislation expires to let employees go so they don’t have to cover a percentage of their COBRA. Let me look around and I’ll get back to you.
    .-= Melissan´s last blog ..Private Disability Insurance and Social Security Disability Benefits =-.

  15. Eleanor says:

    I’m so sorry, Carrie :( We’ll be thinking of you!

  16. This is my site, because I’ve been researching all of this COBRA stuff, etc., for a good friend. http://healthcoveragenow.blogspot.com/2010/02/unemployed-now-what-do-i-do.html Looks like you are definitely covered for reduced COBRA because Obama extended the cut-off through the end of February for people that are let go from their job.
    .-= Melissan´s last blog ..Private Disability Insurance and Social Security Disability Benefits =-.

  17. Sange says:

    I am so sorry. I will pray for you!

  18. Pam Crawford says:

    Speechless…do you have to stay where you are or can you relocate? What does your hubby do? Maybe we all can help with job searching around the country.

  19. Missy says:

    I am so sorry to hear this! My family will be praying for all of you!

  20. UGH. I am so so sorry. There’s nothing I can say to ‘make it better’. I only hope that this is such a short reprieve before the dream job he didn’t realize was his comes to his feet…an opportunity for your family some how. And when that day comes, soon, I hope the switch in insurance doesn’t jeopardize anything.

    Thinking of you.
    .-= MiaHysteria´s last blog ..The Judgements of Others…Shouldn’t They Know Better? =-.

  21. Prayers are with you.
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Welcome to FeedBurner =-.

  22. Oh Carrie, my heart goes out to you. We were in the same situation from January to July of last year and I know what it feels like-especially where our special needs kiddos are concerned. Although I know that what I am going to say doesn’t matter in the here and now, I want to tell you that for us, better things came from where my husband ended up going- better things for us and most importantly for brooklyn. I am here for you, even miles away. Hannah will be taken care of, someway and somehow- I am absolutely sure of that! Love and hugs to you all.
    .-= Laura Romero´s last blog ..Some Things Are Not Meant For Me to Understand =-.