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|Tue, 04-13-2010 - 3:00pm|
A few questions for those of you who have more experience. My dd was diagnosed last week, we don't even have the formal diagnosis yet.
As we are drowning in a sea of co-pays, I have found myself wondering if there is anything that can be done. I did call our insurance, our co-pays do not go toward our out-of-pocket maximum. Every time we walk into an office, it's $20. That didn't used to seem like a big deal, until we started having at least 1 co-pay every week. Not only are we dealing with the PDD-NOS, my dd also has Amblyopia (lazy eye) and sees a ped opth regularly. Just wondering if there is any help or tricks to dealing with these costs. Are co-pay something that can be claimed on taxes at the end of the year? I'm already going to speak to her therapist to see if we can go every other week with her and the psychologist so we're only seeing one each week.
I have told my daughter's kindergarten teacher about the diagnosis, anyone else I should tell at the schools?
What do you tell other people that notice there is something different about your child? I've already been warned by the psychologist that there may be some rude or mean things said at some point by others. I'm just not sure what to think. To most she will seem completely normal, unless she gets overstimulated or is having a rough day of keeping out of others personal space. I don't want her to be treated differently, but I also don't want others to think it's just bad parenting either.
Do any of you keep the diagnosis from other family members? So far we have kept all the testing and such a secret from my in-laws. My mother-in-law has anxiety issues and I don't want to put her over the edge with worry, especially before we have all the facts. I can't decide to keep it a secret or finally tell her now that we have a diagnosis. My parents know, but that's because my mom is my confidant. My dad still denies there is anything wrong with her, but doesn't give me any grief about taking her for testing and counseling.
Lilly (6/7/04) PDD-NOS