Seems if he is left alone for a while though, he can mostly calm down, and the rage goes away by afternoon.
Still. We'll talk to his nurse Monday.
In good news after I gathered more than 30 pages of requested documents (at my time and expense of printer ink) to give to the Social Worker (SW) he battled against DES for us for a few more hours on Thursday.
DES-"So, our problem is that based on numbers their medical costs far exceed their reported income."
SW-"Yes, that IS the problem. That is why the need to continue with insurance coverage and the SNAP benefits."
DES-"But HOW are they paying their costs?"
SW-"They're NOT. That's the point! With coverage they can sometimes pay bills with donations and community support. If the coverage stays cancelled, they will be homeless to afford to pay for food and medication."
DES-"Ok, we understand that. But we'll need to do a financial check again in 6 months. Because we don't understand how they are paying bills. The income doesn't exceed expenses."
So, that for basically a few hours. The upside is that our SNAP benefits were back today, but I don't know if they are back-paying our funds or not.
The downside is that outside of getting assigned a name; "Dave"* , we have not moved forward with the ALTECS portion of insurance coverage yet. My paperwork shows that Wash has been enrolled in it since Dec 2011. They are trying to convince the SW that Wash is just now being enrolled and it "takes time". (Hospice Social Worker. Wash doesn't have that kind of "time".) The awesome SW will do battle again with them Monday. See, until he gets ALTECs we can't have insurance pay for Respite Care for Wash and me.
I'm still really keen on the idea of a suit against Arizona et all. I am thinking of trying to bill AHCCCS directly for the costs we've incurred since they fucked up our case. I truly think that is only fair.
At least the kitties have been cuddly and friendly this week.
And my garden continues to grow; tomatoes, peas, beans, strawberries. The garlic is coming up too. Half of the paper whites (flowers) have bloomed and the alyssum has taken over so the smell outside is so fragrant and calming. I try to spend 30-60 minutes out there every day.
Small things, but they make the difference when it's all you have.
*Not his real name