So scared of the future...not sure how we're going to make it!
Everything was going great. Then my husband got hurt. I stay home with our kids. We have a 9 year old who is in school, then 3, 2, and 1 year olds, and I'm due with our last child in May. My husband has tendonitis in both elbow areas, but in his left arm it is much worse and has gotten to the point that even picking up little things like a cup of coffee is incredibly painful for him. So he went to the doctor, was referred to a specialist and is now on light duty at work which has cut our income almost in half. Now the specialist says he's going to need cortizone shots and physical therapy to get back to normal for several months.
We're struggling already and now my DH's hours will be cut even further due to therapy. His company isn't known for keeping people with injuries like this--though they won't outright fire him they'll look for any little reason to let him go. He works oilfield.
I babysit on the side, but it's not a constant thing, just as needed. I also tutor on the side, but that might bring in an extra $100 a month. I think I should go back to work, but DH says no. It's been two years since I've had a job. And I'd have to work an evening or overnight shift so he could still work his job, which pays way better than anything I'd find. DH is worried that no one will hire me since I'm almost six months pregnant. I'm terrified we'll lose our insurance before this baby is born and suddenly have to pay everything out of pocket! I'm scared for my kids and my husband who I know is just as stressed and afraid as I am. We'll be getting money back on our taxes and we were planning on paying off some debts, but I think we'll just set it aside as a safety net now.
Any words of hope?