2014.06.11【英译中】The Cost of Raising a Special Needs Son 02

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If you are a parent to typical kids, you’re well aware of the thousands of little sacrifices you must make to raise them. You can no longer sleep late on weekends. You can’t spontaneously go to the movies. You spend a lot more money than you would otherwise. You need to find steady employment with decent health insurance. A kid with a serious disability is just like that. But a lot more so.


如果你是一个典型儿童的父母,你会清楚地意识到成千上万的小牺牲,也必须要培养他们。你无法再在周末睡懒觉,你不能自由的去看电影,你会倾其所有。你需要去找一份稳定的,带有合适的医疗保险的工作。一个严重残疾的孩子就是像那样,而父母需要付出更多。



Our family has been lucky in many ways. We have a great support system in our family and friends. We live in Montgomery County, Maryland, which provides thorough early intervention services and special education. He is in an amazing public preschool with devoted and knowledgeable teachers, staff, and therapists.

我们家在许多方面来说都很幸运的。我们在家族和朋友中获得了很大的支持。我们住在马里兰的蒙哥马利,这里提供早期介入服务和特殊教育。它是一个令人惊叹的公立慈善幼儿园,拥有知识渊博的老师,员工和治疗专家。

Our health insurance, United Healthcare PPO, is better than most. They didn’t blink at his NICU stay, which I guess topped $1 million. They rolled along with the $13,000 wheelchair. Oddly, they balked at a $600 bath chair that we needed when Edmund outgrew toddler baths but still was unable to sit up, saying it was “recreational equipment.” (If you happen to be a claims adjuster at UnitedHealthcare, allow me to suggest you try to bathe a slippery, squirming, low-muscle-tone child while making sure his head is above water at all times and see just how “recreational” it is.)

我们的医疗保险,美国医疗保健PPO,比大多数保险都要好。我猜测我儿子待在新生儿重症监护病房期间需要超过100万美元,但他们并不惊讶【有种财大气粗的赶脚 = =】,甚至还送来1.3W美元的轮椅。奇怪的是,他们拒绝在埃德蒙蹒跚学步但仍不能坐立时提供一把600美元的洗澡椅,理由是那是娱乐设备。(如果你碰巧是一个在UnitedHealthcare的索赔理算员,允许我建议你去试试帮一个滑不溜秋,浑身几乎没有肌肉和骨头的孩子洗澡,同时确保他的头一直在水面上,看看那是有多“娱乐”。)


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