You might remember this post where I shared a little about the jumble that goes through my mind when I consider options for Tyler.
Well, when my mom was here for Christmas, she advised me to send in the application for DDD and let God do the rest. That made sense, so I did.
It took awhile for DDD to get all of the paperwork that they needed from the doctors.
I was praying about it and told the Lord that I wasn't going to call DDD for an update, but if they called me, then I would go forward with setting up an interview.
The guy called the next day.
Our interview was last Friday. Six days ago. It was farely short. Tyler and I went to the DDD offices and met with the intake person who asked Tyler a few questions, asked me a few questions, spent a lot of time looking at Tyler then writing things down behind the cover of his hand, then explained the process to us.
The process was that he would submit all of our paperwork and his interview results to his medical director. The medical director would make the decision to approve or deny Tyler for DDD services. Then, the application would be sent to Arizona Long Term Care, who would conduct their own interview and make their own decisions. Because DDD is broke, the only way Tyler will ever see anything actually done is if AZLTC approves him for services.
Again, I just said Okay, Lord, whatever your will is, open or close the doors. As Pastors says "I'll go forward until I see a red light."
So, today, a mere six days after our interview (when has the government ever worked that fast???) I got a call from Tyler's DDD Service Coordinator wanting to know when she could come out to the house, meet Tyler and talk with us about service options.
I said "Wait, back up. Are you saying that he's been approved for DDD?"
She said that he was approved for DDD, we are still waiting for the AZLTC process.
So, I guess we are going forward. This looks like a huge green light to me.
Part of me is scared stiff. Part of me is excited about the possibilities. I want the best for my son and I do believe that God is saying to go forward.
As always, please continue to pray for us. Thanks!