The last of the doctors’ letters came in on Friday. After incorporating his comments and input into Someone’s Medicare Retroactive Reinstatement Request, I finished writing and organizing and copying (one sheet at a time) onto three-hole paper at 9 PM on St. Patrick’s Day. Since I believe in the luck of the Irish, I thought that that was a good sign.
Fed Ex overnight was too expensive so it went out Fed Ex Ground. God willing it gets there today and it reaches someone with compassion. The more I wrote and the more documentation that I had to acquire and add in, the more it made sense to approve this request. It was a constellation of errors as well as Someone’s cognitive impairment that complicated everything and really, what happened was invalid–but it happened and nothing gets undone unless someone points out the problem!
I took some time after it went out to walk and play with each of the dogs at the Rescue Ranch. They have been so good and understanding. I also wanted to just clear my mind and get some fresh air. Over a month working on a computer screen really took its toll on my eyes.
I looked up at the night sky. I just wanted to say, “Thank you,” to God for just allowing me to get through this past month or even a little more. Beloved Charlee and beautiful Pasha passed on while I was beginning to write what would be ultimately occupy a two inch binder. I felt like they were angels helping me continue on in a way. They were here, they knew what was going on, they passed on because God called but animals are very smart and very aware.
There was a beautiful, soft pink ring around the moon that was out a bit and around the “glow” of the moon. It was stunning and beautiful. I had never seen one in my entire life. By the time I “ran” in to get the camera, it was gone. Someone saw it, too. “Oh, wow!” he said. Eight hours later, as I was finishing up walking the dogs (with breaks in-between, I was very much limping by then, the pink ring appeared again–so after admiring it, I went online and looked up the meaning of it on the computer. (The pics on the internet do not show the true beauty of this phenomenon.) It is a sign of very good luck and it is very rare. Some consider it a “moonbow” like a “rainbow,” but more rare. That made me smile inside and outside as I tossed yet another squeaking football on a cord. I was really thankful that I got to see one once, never mind twice!
I am convinced that God hears our prayers. Maybe the answers are not what we want, maybe they are; maybe they happen immediately, maybe they are delayed. Whatever the case, the binder is now in His “hands.” If it is meant to be approved, it will be. If not, it is at least assembled into a complete history and format that an advocate can understand and take it one step further. Sorting through hundreds upon hundreds of documents in a box would take too much time–this way, it is easy to follow the chronology and the things that went wrong and definitely calls for relief, hopefully sooner than later. Someone is having complications from hernia mesh surgery #1 and #2 so this is very important to get fixed so he has insurance plus $108,000 in claims were un-paid and there are lots of unhappy providers calling. How do you explain this life?
Thank you to those of you who have been patient with me and in understanding that I had to be single-focused during this time. Of course, there was unlimited time and care and love put into helping Charlee and Pasha but I could not write letters or focus on email or reading or doing anything else. Even taking a simple shower, an idea would come to me or in my sleep–so I kept paper and a Sharpie next to my “bed.” I had to be completely absorbed but not consumed by the subject at hand or I couldn’t do it.
Give me a day or so to clean up the piles of paper and drafts and tabs and paper clips and and and so I can see my desk again and then I will start to come back to life. Until then, angels know that I love you and pray for you and that you are never far from my thoughts and heart. There are few of you active these days but I honor you all with all that I am.
To God goes the glory–
Sending Love and always Hugs from the Herd
IF you can help, our amazon account is now at zero. Please send any e-credits to firstname.lastname@example.org This is a critical resource for us right now for everything dog!
We need kibble VIP and in bags less than fifteen pound bags (my limit right now*)-and flavored (not plain) rawhide chews or non-rawhide bones like Dreambones (see our Amazon wish list and wet dog food that is like a pate’ not in chunks/stew (which seems yummier to me but is harder for them to eat and requires hand-feeding each one):
to get some ideas. (I will update the list this week so check back on the weekend. One angel dropped off Walmart’s new kibble, Vibrant Life–which was a big hit–mixed with some chicken nuggets or like tonight, some Whopper patty pieces! Thank you!!!)
Amazon E-credits allow me to order what we need in the moment and to have it delivered to our mailing address in two days! Special needs dogs don’t just “wolf” down (no pun intended) bowls of kibble. They need chicken broth or…beef broth, meat, veggies, soft food, etc. etc. etc. mixed into it–then a time-delay so it can soften. Feeding special needs dogs is a whole ‘nother animal (pun intended).
*The end of last year, I hurt my knees (badly) on a wipe-out running to help Someone–nothing broken or torn other than a piece of bone floating around in one and lots of soft tissue damage. I was on crutches, now in prescription hinged, knee braces. My knees are still healing. I can pour out kibble (dry or wet) or give out Burger King, McD’s or Wendy’s burgers–plain–or mix the two together when time allows. (ALL gift cards always needed and welcome!)
Thank you for caring. Especially for caring.
IF you want to help generally, I have a Go Fund Me open which helps the dogs and Someone. Gifts are deposited directly onto my debit card to be used right away:
Two versions of an Irish folk saying…
“You’ve got to love like you’ll never get hurt, You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching, You’ve got to come from the heart if you want it to work. “
“Dance like no one is watching, love like you’ve never been hurt; sing like no one is listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.”
Mailing Address: Rescue Ranch 4057 Riley Fuzzel Road, Ste. 500-130, Spring, TX 77386