Why do we stop asking why? Or should I say "when" do we stop asking why? As the mother of two T1 girls, I question EVERYTHING, especially the status quo. However, I am reminded that I have behaved in that manner for my entire life. Not only did I not stop asking why, but I ask why not?
I am my daughters' best advocate until they can become their own best advocates. My husband has the "don't question the doctor" disease (which is why our youngest was given Gatorade in the ER at diagnosis even though her BS was already in the mid-200s because the ER doctor was positive that she needed the electrolytes). I work in an industry where it is heavily apparent that the doctors don't exactly keep up with the times since they are so pressured to see patients every 10 minutes.
We are VERY lucky to have an ped endo who will spend an hour with us every three months. Because she charges more, she is on top of the current research and sends out email blasts to keep us informed. BUT, she always listens to my questions AND sometimes she learns something she hadn't seen yet. We pay for this by having PPO instead of HMO and we will most likely have to pay more when she starts charging subscription fees. Is it worth it? Absolutely.
Our endo is open and curious and asks the questions that I would ask in addition to the questions an endo would ask. She has a personal relationship with our girls and with us as parents. She doesn't deal with absolutes and she doesn't judge us as parents.
I want more people to question. Ask why and ask why not. Who knows what the answers will be?