Monday, November 25, 2013

Still waiting for a pump

   We started the process of getting M on a pump on September 26.   At the class they told us she would be on a pump in between 2-4 weeks.  Two months later and still no pump.  We have run into several roadblocks.  The first was waiting for Omnipod to call us back.  Not sure why that took almost 2 weeks.  Then it was waiting to see if the DME company that our insurance covers was going to carry the Omnipod.  another 3 weeks to find out that yes they will.   Then the problem was getting the paperwork from M's endocrinologist.   In those 5 weeks M's Dr had left the practice.   The Dr that she will be seeing from now on would not sign the paperwork.  She stated that M was not her patient.  We don't follow up again until December 10th. It took another 2 weeks to get this straightened out. 

     Finally with all the paperwork we need comes the insurance authorization.  I know our insurance and I know this will take a long time.  Then on Saturday I get a call from Omnipod.  Seems our insurance needs more information.  They want the notes from M's last 2 endo visits, her last two A1C labs, and a month of BG logs.  Really????  They are going to take the time to look at all of that!  Anyway, being a Saturday there was not much I could do to get the notes from the Dr.  So that is what I will be doing today.  I just hope we don't get a hard time from the Dr.s office again.  The lady I spoke with from Omnipod said if I get her the information on Monday,  we could possibly have the pump by the end of the week.  Fingers crossed that this is true and M can be on her pump before Christmas!

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Fall...(and I don't mean Autumn)

     It all started with making a gingerbread house.    There is a Christmas light display at a park near us that has a building full of gingerbread houses that kids in local elementary schools make.  This year M has decided to make a gingerbread house for this.  (She chose to make her house into a beach house with the ocean and fish).  Anyway as we have to have this done by November 14th we started on it yesterday afternoon.  As we were working on it I noticed M kept licking her fingers that had icing on them.  She was having too much fun and I decided to just give her a correction at dinner.   I knew she would be high  but I didn't expect the 355.  Just how much of that icing did she lick?  Just to be sure I had her wash her hands and recheck.  Yep it was right.  I gave her 5 units to cover her dinner and for the correction. 

    She was fine most of the night.  I checked her before her bedtime snack 127.  Ahh, that's better.  
    Ten minutes later

   M:   Mom, I feel low.
   Me:  I just checked you, you were fine.
   M:   I feel really bad.
   Me:  Ok.

   I check her.  65.  What!?!?!  No wonder she feel bad.  That fast of a drop in 10 minutes.  Out comes the Halloween candy.  15 grams of sour patch kids and 15 minutes later.  55!!!.    Now she was feeling really bad,  she didn't even want Halloween candy.  "just give me juice" she said.  Finally after the juice 89.
She had her bedtime snack and at 1 am was 200.   Still she woke up this morning at 64.  Back to the Halloween candy!

   I'm not sure why she dropped so fast.  Did she not wash all the icing off her fingers?  Did I over correct? Next time we work on the gingerbread house I will be sure to scrub those little fingers of hers!