Today was a great day!!! We had our one month appointment with the Endo and it went better than I could have ever hoped for. Brennen is right on target and his blood glucose readings seem to be mostly on point for now. I found out his A1C number from when he was admitted to the ICU at diagnosis, which was actually perfectly on target for where they want him to be. (8.3 and they want 8.5 or under. ) We must have caught this thing very quickly.
Of course, I had also prepared myself with a list of questions to ask, but the most imprortant question to me was, "How soon do you think we can get him on a pump?" (Him, being my almost 3 year old son.) I have worried about the possible answers to this question for weeks. Many people have told me that the Endo's around here don't like to put you on a pump until 6 months to one year after diagnosis and definately not until you are out of the "honey moon" phase. I am so tired of this "honey moon" phase I could scream! So, I have been researching, asking people who have pumps what they like and dislike about them, comparing pumps on the internet. You name it, and I most likely searched it on the web. I was ready to battle this one out for my kid. So, when I asked the question and the response I got was, "Our pump rules are pretty loose around here. Having him on a pump will make your life a lot easier. What one is it that you like?" I was stunned, excited, and pleasantly surprised. Long story short, I didn't have to battle, I got myself all hyped up over nothing, and as soon as all the paperwork goes through, Brennen will be getting the pump we wanted. Yay!!!!! One small diabetes victory that will hopefully lead the way for many more to come.