This morning Lukas and I went to the hospital to pick up Lis. Her three days of chemotherapy ended last night with her last bag coming at 11:30pm. Now she gets to spend the next two weeks hopefully side effect-free. I’ll try to keep a close watch on her and hopefully we won’t have any of the problems we had before.
Again, it’s tough to write as the computer is in the room where the in-laws are staying and they wish that I turned off the light so that they can go to sleep.
We also got a call from Lis’ store manager. She let us know that her medical leave would be ending and that it’s likely she will be terminated. It seems odd, but I guess as a business you have to do what you have to do. I was kind of curious as to what happens with the insurance in this sort of situation. Do they continue as Cobra benefits? Do her benefits get terminated also? So before I got too stressed and worried knowing that Lis wouldn’t be able to get insurance anywhere else and knowing that we may be in a lifetime of debt, I decided to call the Moneytree benefits department.
I spoke with our health insurance friend who told me that Lis’ leave is done on the 29th of June and that after that the store will determine if they want to extend Lis’ leave or to just terminate her. We’re guessing they’re going to terminate her. Lis only worked two days at the Monroe store and nobody there knows her or cares too much about what’s going on. Lis had previously worked over a year in the Bothell store and everyone fell in love with her and have been so helpful and caring since this happened. It’s unfortunate the timing cause I believe the staff in Bothell would’ve tried to keep Lis on staff.
So if Lis is terminated (it just seems weird to terminate someone that can’t do anything about her situation) then we’ll have to pay $600 a month for our insurance ($330 for Lis, $270 for the kid and I). It’s a good thing we had that account. I think we’re going to need another car wash soon.
Other than that, Lis is doing fine. She is starting to feel sick to her stomach but has no other symptoms of any side effects. The hospital gave us a list of things to look out for so we’ll be looking out for her. I’ll cut this entry short cause there are other things I have to do, but I’ve been thinking of writing about the things I’ve learned since April 7th – The Day We Found Out…check back later.