I am having major issues with Alex and the disability thing. Major. Not that the boy isn't deserving of it. That part has nothing to do with it. Katie messaged me she is expecting to find out from SS if Alex was approved or not tomorrow. This seems awfully fast to me. She said she faxed in the doctor report. So I asked what doctor report?? Well evidently when Alex went to the doctor.......it was for his legs, which are severely turned inward making him pigeon toed to the extreme. But if I understand correctly she got him to say that Alex has global delays and speech issues. Say what?? That visit was the first time this doctor ever laid eyes on the boy. And since I know which doctor it was, and he's not a bad doctor but he is in NO way qualified to diagnosis him globally delayed, and I know what his visits are like.......he spends a few mins and is done. I know this doctor didn't do a single thing to assess development. If for no other reason than they don't have those types of assessments there. I know cuz I had to take Travis to Childrens to have it done. (we used to use this practice once upon a time until their billing decided to argue over 5 dollars) If they give Alex disability based on a piece of paper by a doctor who's never seen him before I may blow a gasket. When we went through the process with Travis we had to have him evaluated by qualified docs. Which meant we went to childrens for the neuro and neuropsychologist evaluations and the MD eye doctor for the vision. We had to jump through all sorts of hoops........and it took months almost a year to hear a word. He was denied supposedly due to income. We discovered later it was because the idiot caseworker but the wrong middle initial on his paperwork. They had to have his life history for pete's sake. Not that I don't understand that, but geez. And if they give it to him.........Katie and M will be living off the money. When Katie is the reason he is the way he is. I keep trying to let it go.......... I can't. The complete and utter injustice of that just might send me over the edge. It isn't helping that she will not stop saying how much she hopes and prays it will go through as it is there only chance of getting an apartment and having a life. omg Someone please tell me that is not enough for them to give them a check for Alex to live off of. Wouldn't they at least see that it's odd the parents made no move to do anything for the child until now?? When they're homeless and penniless? I mean c'mon it's obvious what their plans are. If Alex is granted disability I am going to have real problems going anywhere near Katie or M, talking to them or anything else. Nine, almost 10 yrs you don't do anything for the child, let him do without...........then when you realize your free ride is up you suddenly try to get disability, when it was your physical abuse of the child that did the damage?? ohhhhh yeah. I have issues. But you know what? Like easy child said..........in this crazy totally bizarre world........they'll probably get it. If they do..........I give up on the world. There is no justice. No sense of right and wrong anymore.