This morning I called the facility in Georgia to see if they had heard from my insurance company about the pre-authorization. They advised me that they had not heard back yet. I called my insurance company to see if I could get an update and they told me it was still in review and that it typically takes 24-48 hours for the process to be completed.
At 10:00 am we had a family session scheduled via phone with our daughter and a staff member at the facility where she was currently. We were on speaker so that we could talk with the staff member and my daughter together. We told our daughter that we were concerned about her safety and only wanted what is best for her. We told her that we were working on getting her into a residential facility. We wanted to keep her informed so she would not be blindsided. During the call, our daughter remained silent and refused to speak. We told her how terrified we were when we woke up to find that she had run away. We told her that we loved her and only wanted what is best for her and that we felt a residential care facility would allow her to be safe while getting the care she needs and allow us to all seek counseling and heal as a family. As we ended the call, we told her that we loved her and again, she remained silent. The staff member later told us that during the call, our daughter remained silent. This was very concerning to us and the staff member. She said that our daughter was a different person between being in the general area with the other kids versus being on the call with us.
We later called the facility in Georgia to get an update before the end of the day. They said the pre-authorization was still being processed by our insurance. They said they would send me some paperwork via email to get the ball rolling. They said once the paperwork was complete, they would let me know how far their transport would be able to come to meet the local transport. We have yet to determine how we will get our daughter to the halfway point to meet the Georgia transport. We would prefer a medical transport since our daughter refuses to see us or speak with us and we feel that she would attempt to runaway if we transported her, or become combative on the trip.
Lord, please soften our daughter's heart. If it is your will Lord, please let the insurance company work in our favor and help us find a solution for transport. Lord, help us to be strong when our daughters behavior breaks our hearts. Lord, I pray that our daughter's desire to be looked up to by her peers will one day be used for the kingdom of God. I plead the blood of Jesus over our daughter, In Jesus name, Amen.