This week is the final full week of intensive therapy. I can’t believe how quickly it is going and how the costs are mounting, which reminds me we eventually heard back from the broker to say the we can get a big fat ZERO back from them. It is a little disappointing that it took him over a week to confirm what we had asked him. Anyway no point bitching too much or is there ;o)……….I guess the real frustration here is that health care is completely free in the UK and that a lot not all of Elliots treatment would be covered for free in the UK. I think it is safe to say that it would be unlikely to find as many of the group therapy type sessions that Elliot has in the UK so we had almost decided that we were not going to see the money back for that. But to be told we can’t claim back anything is soooooo wrong.
The next steps I guess are for Simon to speak to his company and see what they can do to help. This kind of puts us all in a very awkward position as we don’t expect any special treatment but do expect to have the same level of health care as would have been provided in the UK. This does not appear to be the case right now. The issue is what can we realistically expect his company to do. We are in the less than favourable position now of Elliot already having a diagnosis which would make getting him insured difficult as it is a pre existing condition. As it is costing us nearly $3000 a month at the moment we are relying heavily on our savings to live on. Granted this is not indefinite but once Elliot goes back to School we will be spending $2000 a month for therapy and school fees. Ok so it is our choice to put him in the school he is going to, however the teaching style here best suits someone with Elliots needs. I guess from our point of view all we can do is flag how much it is costing us to be out here, ask to change his commission plan so we are less out of pocket every month and see what extra help/support the company will offer if any. I really am not holding my breath at the risk of airing our dirty laundry in public Appsense are not the company they once were, they really have not shown Simon the respect or courtesy that an employee that has been with the company as long deserves. Hey that’s just my humble biased opinion but I am sure many would agree with me.
I just want to point out here that this really isn’t about the money it is the principle.