If we place her on our own, our private insurance would have to pay- I haven't called them yet to see how that would work. But it would cost us $5,000 for sure to meet the deductible. And they would probably not approve her there as long as she needed to be there. I emailed our social worker on Sunday night, and was pretty honest about how it is taking every ounce of restraint I have to not smack Akila back. Wondered if they would move more quickly if I did. Wondered if I should call child protection since Akila is abusing our other kids. She did not acknowledge or respond to those questions. Shocking. Just told me it is a process and takes time. And by the way, how is Akila doing in school, she asked. So I will answer that she is doing OK in school, which makes us look like we suck. Sigh.
She is not home from dance yet with our fabulous new PCA. I can't wait. Waiting is all I am doing lately.