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Archive for April, 2014

Many Changes Good and Bad Financial and Otherwise

April 23rd, 2014 at 07:09 am

So much has happened since I last posted in December. The kids and I went on our NYC vacation and we all had an awesome time. We made the most of every minute of it and really hated for it to be over. It was a once in a lifetime event. We were so blessed to be able to go and to stay a week.

In February my father and sister had an auto accident on the way out of town to a dentist appointment. They hit a spot of black ice and slid head on into an oncoming truck. My sister broke a rib and had lots of bruising but was okay and up and walking. My father was knocked unconscious and had a broken sternum, two broken vertebrae and a broken leg. He had just finished his chemo treatments for cancer and this ended up really setting him back. While in hospital he developed two blood clots in his lungs and one in his leg. He stayed in the hospital for a month.

After coming home and getting another pet scan he found out that the cancer has already come back in the same areas plus several new ones. The doctor said according to her experience she thought he had maybe another two months. It has been almost that.
All four of us children are here staying with him.

He received 12 thousand dollars for his truck from the insurance company which is what he bought it for about 7 years ago. We were very surprised. However his PiP only paid 5300 dollars toward his medical expenses. The hospital bills were around 61,000.00 . Crazy! Thankfully he has V.A. benefits and medicare as his secondary ins. He shouldn't end up paying too much out of pocket.

I became a grandmother on the 4th of April, my daughter ended up having a C-section as her blood pressure was out of control and the amniotic fluid was not at the level that the doctor thought it should be. I have a new grand daughter named Jossalyn who was born with a full head of black hair. Of course I think she is beautiful.

Life is good, staying on budget and counting my very many blessings.