We went to the endocrinologist on Weds. and got me frustrated. First we fill out the questionaire paperwork full of questions each time you go asking about BG levels, any low episodes, what did she eat that day it's like 50 questions. Then we met with the Dr. and they ask "What would you like to get out of this appointment today"? Well my daughter has only been diagnosed a month so really I don't know what the hell I'm supposed to get out of the appt. I did want to talk about her numbers and about a pump so that's what I say. Instead of looking at all the numbers they uploaded from her meter he asks what numbers would you like to talk about. I respond all her numbers in the middle of the night that are under 70 are pretty important I think. So we changed her Levimir dosage at night.
Ok so now onto the talk about pumps. He said of course we can get her on a pump if you want let me go bring you some samples. So he brings 4 different colors of the Minimed Paradigm Revel Pump. Of course that was the pump I knew the least about. The majority of the people I've heard from on the DOC have Animas Ping or Omnipod. So I tell him we got a demo pod from Omnipod and we really like the no tubing aspect. He discouraged against it because he said there is a high failure rate compared to other pumps, that its big and Elyssa could hit it off her arm, that it's harder to take off etc, etc. He said I should start off with the Minimed since it has the CGM integrated into the pump so it will be less remotes to carry around. Ok thats a valid point but all weekend I have looked all over the web and see pros and cons for each pump but I still prefer the no tubing. I thought well I can't knock it til I try it so I thought I'd go with the Minimed. That way if something went wrong with the Omnipod I wouldn't hear I told you so from the Dr. Then on some peoples blogs I saw that you have to enter into contracts. So would that mean I couldn't change the pump til the contract ends? If I'm going to be stuck with a pump I rather it be the one I want. Another problem is how do I get insurance to pay for it or how do I try to pay for it myself. So that might be another big factor go with the pump my insurance will pay for or struggle even more for the one I want.
I made a funny this week. Elyssa was playing with her lancing device and I said "Be careful you're gonna poke your finger". hahaha Uh Duh. She looks at me and said "you poke a me too much mommy, when the moon comes out you checka my finger, when im sleeping, when the sun comes out u checka my finger. It's crazy before you'd be scared of every poke, bruise, scrapes or cut your child could get. Now she always has pokes and sometimes bruises. Good thing is this week her vocab has really came back she's back to saying her silly sentences and we went through the ABCs, Shapes and Colors with no problems. So that was a sigh of relief. I was really scared that the DKA had messed with her brain a little. Now it's onto trying the potty training again. It seems like every time we got her potty trained she ended up in the hospital for Asthma and she had to wear diapers because she was all wired up. So now I'm really scared that she has Asthma & Diabetes and Flu season is coming.