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visit with the endocrinologist

Day 62

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This photo was taken this morning at the clinic where J sees her endocrinologist. Since December of 2006, I have been in this clinic many, many times.  I have wondered why those two parts of the ceiling that are hanging down have leaves stenciled on them and no other parts of the ceiling do. I thought they must have started stenciling leaves, then got busy and didn’t ever finish. Today, I realized that the pillar thing in the middle of the room that’s painted brown was supposed to represent a tree trunk and those stencils are supposed to be leaves. Leaves on the tree. Duh.

I’m not sure why I didn’t “see” it before today.

So, this morning was J’s appointment with her endocrinologist. She’s got appointments every 30 days for the next 90 days because her A1C was not very good last month at her quarterly visit.

Today’s visit was so much better than last month’s visit. J had her log book filled out, had her blood sugar meter, had better readings, and had been doing the things Dr. K had asked her to do.

I’m really happy that Dr. K is J’s doctor.  The thing I love most about Dr. K is that she visits with J, not with me. She talks with her on her level, explains things, only asks me questions if J says that I know the answer.

J likes Dr. K a lot and relates well to her.  She left the visit beaming.  She is proud of herself for making improvements and for working hard to reach her goal.  This month, her goal is to continue to do the same things (checking her blood sugar at least 3 times each day, logging her blood sugar readings and bolusing -giving herself insulin- each time she eats).  I’m proud of her for working so hard and for having such great determination.  She definitely has strength of character.  It’s one of the things about her that I like most.

Also, we got her paperwork for diabetes camp this summer completed.  Dr. K filled out the part that the physician has to complete and I’ll fax it this week to secure J’s spot.

4 Responses

  1. I am sooo happy things are improving. Diabetes never gets easy.

  2. Thanks, Karen! I’ve been really backing off a lot and she’s doing a LOT better. Just yesterday she said she’s really glad I’m not fussing at her about checking her blood sugar any more. I still ask, just to check in with her about it, but I don’t yell or fuss if she’s forgotten. I just ask her to check it.

  3. That is fantastic news! I hope J enjoys camp this year. I wish we could come back earlier so I could help out this year 😦

    I’m hoping I can maybe go to Winter camp in 2010 though!

    Good for you J!

  4. Thanks, Amanda! J loves camp and cannot wait to go back. She always wants me to let her go to more than one session. Three weeks away is enough, though. Maybe she can go to 2 sessions in a summer when she’s older. 🙂

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