I am feeling really down today, The children's hosp called the other day and they want dd back there on the 28th after we just spent 4 days and about $400 down there (gas, hotel, and some cheap fun stuff she she'd have positive memories of the hospital and not just getting poked and bad things happening). As a result nothing got paid the last month except food, car gas for work and the car payment. Now I've got double bills to pay, the rent was due on the 5th and the manager agreed to let it slide till the 16th since we needed the money to go to the hospital. Well its the 19th and he called looking for the rent and I cant figure out where the heck the money was spent for it plus the regular car payment is due. So to get it all straightened out I gotta find about $600 in the next 2 weeks and I'm clue less about how I'm gonna get that kinda money! Oh yeah, add another $100 in gas just to go back to the hospital next week and that's only if she's impatient because no way can I afford a hotel for another week! (220 miles each way, no way am I driving that in 1 day) How do you afford the stuff your kids need? We cant even afford the gas to get to the Dr's and money is going to get even tighter if I go back to school next month like I'd planned. (which could get me fired for taking so much time off work but I don't want to tell my boss till I know I can get the loan for school). We were doing so good financially till she had to go down there. I mean yeah it was paycheck to paycheck but at least we didn't worry about the bills getting paid. A couple people offered to pay me to fix as much of there credit as I can as they've been impressed by what I've been able to do on my own the last 2 months, wonder if I can make enough to catch us up. How do you afford the cost of these kids and still keep your head above water?