Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mommy's Report Card

Cale had his 3 month endo visit yesterday.  Time for Mommy's grades.  It was actually a very fast appointment.  He is 4'9" tall and weighs 75 pounds.  He has definitely grown since his last visit.  (There was a student doctor shadowing and he was taller than her!!!  He's 8!!!!)  Anyway...his A1C was 7.3.  His doctor is very pleased.  His last one was 7.4 - which was when he was having all of the pump/skin problems.  The one before that was his lowest ever...6.8.  But I will take the 7.3 and be happy.)  Cale does need to start taking his shots in other places.  He really likes his stomach, but you can totally see little bitty bumps starting to show.  Thankfully the warm weather is coming and his legs will have easy access!!!  Our only change is to try a teeny tiny bit of insulin with his bedtime snack to help bring him down in the night (the doctor told me I needed to sleep...really???) and if that doesn't help, we will up his Lantus by 1 unit.  I will still wake up, my body is programmed.  I am not overly concerned about the highs, I do treat them, it's the lows that have me scared out of my mind!!  You never know when they will hit!!!

After talking to the OmniPod lady at the Expo on another option for skin protection, Cale has decided that once I get that product, he will try on the pod, minus the pod.  He wants to just wear the adhesive and see how that goes.  Fine by me.  Step one complete.  His approval. His doctor gave that the thumbs up. Now all I need to do is find the card that the rep gave me with the info....ah the joy of super cleaning your house for a shower and misplacing things!!! 

While at the doctor's office, we picked up a brochure for a Basketball Camp for children with diabetes.  I have seen this before, however it was located over 80 miles away from our house.  Not gonna happen for 3 hours a day for 3 days over the summer.  BUT, this one is nicely located just over 10 miles away.  AND IT'S FREE!!!!  Cale has been taking basketball lessons at the YMCA for several months now and is currently signed up for a league there starting next week. (Remember his height???)  He totally wants to go to this camp.  Who am I to say no????  So the form was mailed out today and we will keep our fingers crossed that it is not full.  ADA Summer Camp in  June and then Basketball Camp in July.  His summer is filling up fast!!!!

1 comment:

thisiscaleb said...

Sounds like good news all around. I hope the adhesive trick works!