Marissa is under the care of a physician currently but we are told without intense therapy Marissa will continue to get worse. Her body mass index (BMI) has gone from 50% in Sept down to the 5% Dec 15.
We have been given the option of care here in our state. Except they don’t work with insurance and want expenses paid upfront which is about $30000.
Next would be a residential program in Wisconsin that Seattle Children’s recommended. They will negotiate with insurance. Cost is $2900 a day with min of 45 days.
I have done a lot of research and found a place in California that is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Marissa and I would need to find a place to stay for 8-10 weeks and would attend M-F 8:15-3:15 and would come back to me at night. I would also attend therapy with her 1 day a week. Insurance will be used but at 40%. Also needing to pay for a place to stay in San Diego for that amount of time.
I am a working mom with 3 other children, one of who has been recently diagnosed with Autism. I am struggling with all medical bills and feel that I am running out of options. I pray that my kids can all be healthy and receive the care they need.
If you can help in any way it would be a great blessing to my family. Please share.
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