So, here I sit, waiting. Much of this process has consisted of waiting for one thing or another. For a ban to expire, for documents, to save money. Add it all up and it has been 7 years, 5 months and 15 days or 2723 days that we have been waiting to step on a plane and go home as a family. Now that we are desperate to get our oldest son back for better care, I have lost my patience.
We have now discovered that it is nearly impossible to obtain enough needles for our son’s epipens to change them with each injection. They only give us 14 needles for a month supply of insulin. Even if we used the needles 5 times each like the Endocrinologist said we can, we still need more. He gets 3 injections of one each day and one of the other. We even went to a medical import company who has referred us to another company a 30-40 minute car ride away. All the while the embassy has put us into administrative processing. It states on the webpage that this can take weeks, last Wednesday we were told the visa was approved. On the website it states that visa issuance will occur within 2 days of visa approval. 3 business days later and it still shows as administrative processing with the date of June 4. They expedited the interview because of our sons medical emergency and now, nothing has happened since he last went to the embassy.
I am at a loss what to do next, should I go ahead and message them? Should I contact my legislators or should I just continue to wait? We also still do not have enough money for us all to fly home. We are a little over half way there on our campaign, and we also have not finalized our living plans stateside. Of course that is hard when I can’t get the embassy to finish up the visa issuance portion.
All I do know is I need to get my family home, now more than ever. I still don’t understand the timing of it all. I am just trying to put my faith in something more than myself, that we will get through this. Life sometimes makes it hard not to get discouraged though.