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I don't wish to pry into your personal life, but I think that your son may be able to get Medicaid. I do not know how it is where you live, but it seems that children here can recieve medicaid up to age 21. It is one of the ideas stemming from the "no child left behind" idea.
If he cannot be counted as a child, than he could be counted as a diabled adult, and especially if he is in the hospital. Your income would not be counted in this particular way, if he was counted as an adult. If he was approved for medicaid, even just for his hospital stay, could be a relief.
I know how you feel about adding even one more burden that you carry. But there may be some assistance here for you. Different states choose the medicaid programs they wish to purchase, so each state might be different. IN NC the medicaid program here can allow you to meet a deductible, due to income. and the deductible doesn't have to be paid before you get your medicaid card. all you need is the medical bills to lower your deductible and get your card. In SC medicaid recipients cannot have a deductible. but something may be able to help you with this, if your state can help you to get assistance.
I hope something good will bring your way to relieve some of these burden some.