Sunday, May 3, 2009

Endo Apptointment

We went to Elise's quarterly endo appointment on Friday, and she said everything was looking good. Elise's A1C was 8.9 (up from 7.7), which she was okay with. I was a little disheartened at the news, but the doc assured me that 8.9 is still a good number, especially with one so small. Plus, she had been sick twice in the month of April and had really high blood sugar during those times. We made one adjustment to her insulin, and that was it.

I was a bit upset because I didn't get to ask all the questions I had. The doc was running late, and our appointment was at 11:00 am. That already puts us so close to lunch time (Elise is on N, which peaks at a certain time and therefore HAS to eat lunch at a certain time). By the time the doc saw us it was 11:40. After she got through examining Elise, it was almost noon and we had to check Elise's BG... 77.

Our plan had been to go to a restaurant half-way between the hospital and our house for lunch. I had brought some of Elise's food (fruit and yogurt), but was going to order the rest at the restaurant. So we had to start feeding Elise at the hospital, then get in the car drive 15 minutes, and feed her the rest of her meal. Because everything else was so late, we left the restaurant very close to nap time and had to fight to keep Elise awake for the 15 minute drive home.

Being on such a strict schedule is something I hate about the NPH, but we've had such good numbers, I hate to switch to something else and start all over. Plus, NPH means one less shot for Elise, which is important too.

We are interested in a pump, but don't think it's an option for Elise yet. We want to wait until she's a bit older.

So all in all, not a bad appointment. I guess if the doc's happy, then so am I!


  1. I can't imagine how frustrating that is. To do what you do, every day, every hour, and then go up in A1C. Grr. But you are right, if the doctor is happy, then you can let yourself be happy, too!!!!

  2. (((big hug)))

    This disease is hard no matter what the age, but I can only image how much harder it is with one so young.

  3. So I just stumbled upon your blog and even though my DH is 33 the pump has made such a big difference in our lives! We had a friend with a 2 year old that had a pump - and after a little adjustment period... they love it!
    Good luck in your journey with this... another blog I read is - of course she's older but has had type i since she was little. It has helped me understand what its life for my husband and all the hell he goes through is normal... (which is weird to say) but but I thought all his problems were "his" but then I was able to realize that it isn't that way.


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