I don't post very often but I am on the forum every day, gleaning wisdom from you all! Just for the sake of disclosure I have 3 kiddos, dd10, ds 7, and dd 5 ( almost 6).
We have had a lot of health issues in our home for a long time and now that most of my issues are getting better, my oldest dd 10 is getting much worse. Without going into a WHOLE BUNCH of history here, I will say that she is COVERED in excema all over her body, has panic attacks almost every day and often more than once a day. She is often unable to sleep at night because of pain and itching from the excema as well as anxiety issues ( the doctor now thinks that the excema has become so bad because of the anxiety, however the anxiety and panic attacks are greatly exacerbated by the pain and itching, etc. it's a catch 22 type of thing). She has been having these issues for a few years now. However this past year has been SO MUCH WORSE! We have recently found a christian councilor who we think will help with all of this. She is/has been consulting with phsyciatrists who have worked with similar cases and they are all recommending immediate but temporary anxiety medication for her (we are VERY careful about drugs, though, and have mostly used only natural alternatives for most things). Even with a scaled rate, the weekly counseling sessions are costing us about $125 per visit. Plus there will be the medications soon. There will be a lot of cost involved in this either way, even if we we opt to NOT take the drugs because we would have to start using some sort of alternative no matter what. We are still trying to get out of debt from when I was needing so much health care and the cost involved in that put us greatly into debt. We will be able to squeeze out the payments until August, but after that we will need some sort of other income to pay for this. I am trying to come up with a plan to make money now, over the summer, while we don't have as much work to do with school, so that we can put that towards the payments in the fall. No matter what, this will be hard. We need to try to do this without adding any more stress into our lives, as that would simply be counterproductive for our daughter. Plus, I still need to careful with stress and physical workload because of my own continuing recovery process with so many health issues. We need prayer and ideas! The only real skills I have are all domestic in nature. Cooking, organizing, cleaning, making natural household and hygiene products, childcare, crafting and sewing stuff, etc. I also don't have a car during weekdays, either. How can I make money for this without completely putting our home and my dd into more stress?
So sorry this turned into such a long post, wasn't intending to when I started! Honest!
Would appreciate your prayers. And ideas if you have any.