After waiting on pins and needles for many weeks, we finally found out officially this week that Tim has been laid off from his job. We are so blessed that his employer has been so gracious in dealing with his illness these last 4+ years. Most recently, his boss had been allowing him to work from home 100% of the time since he was too sick to go into the office. He even made accommodations for Tim to join meetings via conference call. It was really a perfect situation for us, and we were so thankful for it while it lasted.
We aren't sure what we're going to do at this point, but we both feel at peace knowing that God is in control of this newest set-back for us. We both feel strongly that the right opportunity will come along in His timing. However, as of right now, Tim is too sick to look for a new job. That means that he also will not qualify for unemployment, since a main requirement for receiving unemployment is the ability to be actively looking for work, going to interviews, etc. We are looking into starting the process for disability, but we know that can be a very long process so it probably won't be a feasible option to get us through this time.
The one thing we weren't expecting when we got the news about his lay off was that we will be able to keep our same health insurance for several more months. That is a huge blessing for us with all the health issues we have currently in our family, including Andrew's broken leg on top of the 3 of us having Lyme. At least this extra time we weren't expecting will get both Tim and myself several more months into our PICC treatment, and hopefully we'll be done dealing with Andrew's leg. As an aside, Andrew is our sweet 5 year old with congenital Lyme. He is currently doing well despite his broken leg, and we are so thankful for that.
We will keep all of you posted as we know more. If you would, please keep us in your prayers as we navigate this new path we're on.