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Asking for prayers when I ask sibs for $$$

Hi to all.

Well after a long, drawn out ordeal, my mother has finally been approved for Medicaid. Today I had the meeting with the director of the nursing home to negotiate paying off what Medicaid won't pick up. It's over $12,000 and they want it within six months (although they said if we had a very hard time doing it they might stretch it a few extra months). There are five of us sibs, but one brother is disabled and destitute - so we're looking at a 4-way split. We are widely dispersed geographically, so I have been sending email updates with follow-ups by phone. Except for the one brother, they have all taken time off this year and spent money to come here to visit Mom, buy her clothes and trinkets, etc. None of us are rich.

So anyway, I'm hoping for more of the support they have given in the past, but I'm worried I'll get "blamed" somehow. I've been very on edge lately, so I hope there are not any snide comments. I'm not up to any criticism or second-guessing. I'm probably getting worked up over nothing, but I'd appreciate any positive energies ya'll could send my way ... if you have any to spare.

On the bright side, now that she is "on the dole," Mom is eligible to resume physical therapy and other programs aimed at improving her quality of life. She's been doing reasonably well. She even offered to work parttime addressing envelopes to earn some money... which made me laugh because she can barely hold a spoon. I said maybe she could *lick* envelopes! LOL!

Okay, I'll shut up now. Thanks for listening.
Barb
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