Hi Dawnie: I am so sorry to hear of your bad news. Unfortunately, bad things are happening to good people right now and they are coming all at once. You had some excellent suggestions with the list. Also, I don't know if you are in the US, but if you are you may have some additional options open to you. I live in Connecticut and I recently found out that our governor set up an insurance fund for adults who do not have or cannot afford COBRA or individual health insurance. Fees are sliding and are based on income. Also, my state has a program set up for children so they can obtain health insurance either for free or at a reduced price. Perhaps you could check your state's website and see if you have any options similar to this available to you. With the price of health insurance so high this could be really helpful to you.
I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. I know this is easier said than done, but take one day at a time and use your list to prioritize and attack one item at a time. Please keep in touch and let us know how you're doing.
So sorry to hear the news about your husband's job loss. I know economic times are very difficult and immensely stressful right now. Just remember, you still have your husband and your kids that love and care for you and with their love and support, you can make it through the hard times. I know it must be overwhelming and scary at the moment, but keep your head up and when you need to talk, we are here to listen