Riley had an endo appointment yesterday. Everything checked out fine. He has gained 2 pounds. His A1C is 7.0. While this is a little higher than last time I’m still pleased with it.
He ran a temperature all through Wednesday night into Thursday evening. His only complaint was a sore throat, but that only lasted a little while. The fever and sore throat disappeared as quickly as it appeared. And, even though his sugars were a little higher, they didn’t do as bad as they usually do when he has a temp.
I mentioned the fever at his appointment, but didn’t make a big deal of it since everything seemed to have cleared up on his own. I guess I should have insisted that she look in his ears.
Michael and I had a much needed night to ourselves last night. We went out to eat and then went to a movie, the first we have been to by ourselves since Riley was diagnosed. We saw 1408. It was very good and very scary. I am a big fan of John Cusack and scary movies, so to have them both at one time was such a treat. And, I saw a preview for another Halloween movie coming out August 31st. That will probably be the next movie we go to see.
I got a much needed night of uninterrupted sleep. When I got up this morning, I called my mom. She informed me that Riley started running a temp again at midnight, but hadn’t had one since. He also woke up at midnight screaming and crying that his ear hurt.
When he got back to our house, around 11 AM, he said his ear was hurting again. And, his temp was 99.8. That was coupled with a sugar of 324. I gave him some Motrin and called his pediatrician. His ped is an hour away and they close at 12 PM on Saturday. So, there was no way I could bring him in today.
I explained what was going on to a very un-caring nurse. I explained that he was type 1 and that this was wreaking havoc on his sugars. I recounted with her the repeated ear infections he’s had over the last few months. She said that ordering an antibiotic for Riley without seeing him “would be doing him a disservice”. Um, OK, whatever. She said we could bring him in the morning. Then, she went on to say that I shouldn’t have waited so long to call. I told her that he had spent the night away and I had just found out everything.
Needless to say, the office will be getting a phone call or letter later. I am not at all pleased with her lack of concern. This is not the first time I’ve had trouble with this office.
So, I called Riley’s endo, Dr. M. I told her what was going on and she was quick to order him some antibiotics. She ordered him 2 week’s worth and told me to follow up with his ped in 2 weeks to make sure his ears were OK. But, I think I’ll be following up with a different ped, maybe one that cares about more than making a buck or 100 off of me.
And, Riley received his 6th Animas pump today. The last few times I’ve changed his needle the cartridge would not load correctly. When I rewound it then loaded the cartridge it didn’t load all the way up. This caused me to hold down the prime button for an extended amount of time in order for the cartridge to be loaded and then push the insulin through the tube.
Even though this is his 6th pump in 19 months, I’m still impressed with Animas’ customer service. When I called yesterday and explained that all of this had happened the last 3 times I’ve changed his set, they were very quick to overnight another pump. It now sits on the piano waiting to be set with all the info.
I’ll leave you with a few pictures. I hope everyone has a great weekend and a safe and happy fourth of July.
First, Mr. Best Offense in basketball.
Then, Mr. T ball champ.