It was an early January morning. Weatherman already forecasted the arrival of winter like temperatures the night before. Looking at the thermometer outside confirmed the prognosis, it was chilly -10 Celsius but it wasn’t the weather that sent the chills down my spine later this day. It was the pharmacist words;
“your benefits card has been terminated”
Now to fill you in, my special needs daughter has a life-threatening allergy to peanuts and cannot go anywhere without the EpiPen. Few years back I was a witness to an allergic reaction and because and only because we had the EpiPen ready I administer it under the directions of the 911 operator. Ambulance came later and professionals took over…. Myself, I don’t even want to think what would have happened have I not had the EpiPen handy.
This is not an isolated incident. Time was denied in the past to attend the planed specialist appointment at sick children hospital. I ask myself; can humans act like this?
I am speechless there is no words that can describe what I feel.