I am so damn frustrated with The System I barely know where to begin today. I swear...I'm one more stupid rule, or meeting, or social worker away from throwing in the towel. The kids....oh, I LOVE the kids. But The System...it sucks!!
I was told today that there is a new minimum standard.
All children in care have to have a physical one month after their birthday. Not 3 weeks. Not within one month. But, what I was told today, EXACTLY one month after their birthday. The physical has to happen even if they just had one three weeks ago because it was time for their well baby check.
To me, this is a waste of time and resources. There is already a system of checks and balances in place with children in care. All of their doctor appointments are recorded in Texas Health Steps. (oops...now you know where I'm from. Please don't hold it against me!) Medicaid requires that their appointments are already recorded. Medicaid will chase you down if you are missing necessary appointments. Our agency keeps track of all the appointments. They too make sure all appointments are kept. What is the purpose of adding in a check one month after their birthday?! I can't wrap my brain around this! There is no purpose to it whatsoever!!!
My undies are in a bunch. I ended up having banana cake and a Diet Coke last night instead of a margarita. Tonight, it WILL be a margarita. I'm spent!!