Asthma? Anyone have asthma?
Bi-polar? Anyone? Anyone?
Allergies? Any peanut allergies out there?
Don't kid yourselves people. Our nation's children are chronically ill, and it's not just autism I'm talking about. Look the other way about vaccines all you want but your kids will be the ones paying.
Oh, but you'll pay too:
$300.00-600 per week in allergy elimination treatments for the kids.
$800.00 per month for vision therapy.
$300 per month in supplements.
20K a year on therapies insurance won't pay for, (but would pay for if the same issues had been brought on by a different disability).
And I'm just scratching the surface here.
Lately I'm having to cover Seth with a hundred band-aides before preschool (and rip them off later to reapply medicine...complete with screaming and crying) for a viral skin condition he's contracted due to his ill-functioning immune system. He passes, but he's chronically ill too. His allergies are so bad he hasn't been able to breathe out of his nose in over two years. Claritin and the likes of it don't do squat. Thus, the elimination treatments.
No constipation this week. That's a blessing.
Mama's exhausted, and what these kids go through?
Today, I'm mad as hell.
And I tell you what, it feels a lot better than despair.