Good News, or Bad??

By soldierswife Latest Reply 2011-09-20 09:09:04 -0500
Started 2010-07-08 15:22:46 -0500

They said her thyroids could wait until a little later. They are doing an ecocardiagram, and ekg on her heart. They put her on blood pressure meds and metformin for the diabetes. However im confused as to why they also told her she didnt have to check her bg anymore. That puzzled me but its the doctors orders right! So, all went well, just hoping her heart is not damaged at all!!

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nanaellen 2011-05-18 11:45:28 -0500 Report

I must have missed something along the way. This is your daughter? How old is she?? I thought that kids have a different level for BS control. I thought that theirs could be higher than ours? So maybe it ISN'T something to worry about just yet! Keep your head up things have GOT to get better! Many prayers and love sent your way!! :) Ellen

MR. Brian
MR. Brian 2011-09-20 09:09:04 -0500 Report

Good morning.. I think that we shoulde be looking at her HA1C. Her bs could be border line say 105 but her HA1c is 9.8 This is a red flag that she might be having or is a borderline diabetic, hope that helps

MAYS 2010-07-09 13:30:22 -0500 Report

Knowing is half the battle, Action is the other half.
Take the proper steps and recommendations of the medical personnel and go forward from there, document your actions and findings during this time for future reference and discussion, (that is the easy part).

Being a parent with both love and concern, is the hard part.

Have faith.


ccritch 2010-07-09 12:34:20 -0500 Report

Why are they doing an ecocardiagram on Haleigh? I don't understand this? If she does not have to check her BG's why the metformin? As Harlen said I would still check her BG's and keep doing what you are doing and keep tabs on her thyroid. Talk to you later!

Harlen 2010-07-08 18:59:49 -0500 Report

I would test unles there is no need for Met and her BS is good
I know kids on met and they still test and need to the little pips love that treat lol even kids that dont eat sweets and the diabetes gets more intence how whout you kinow if you didnt test ???????She needs to see a good Endo to manege diabetes
and thats the trueth no ifs ands or buts.This is your baby and its up to you to look after her the best you can.
Pease keep us posted.
Best wishes

soldierswife 2010-07-09 07:10:26 -0500 Report

i have her testing in the mornings, and 2 hours after every meal and i will continue to do that no matter what they say. i will sacrifice whatever it takes to make sure she we have the proper supplies to do this with even if they continue to refuse to write her a prescription for supplies! I dont understand why i my numbers are normal for the most part and my A1c is so low but yet they continue to monitor my numbers. Hers are in the 150's in the morning but they arent concerned about this, only medicating it. How will i know what the medicine is doing if i dont check it? They are doing this backwards!

GabbyPA 2010-07-08 17:19:28 -0500 Report

Well the steps are going in the right direction. As for the testing, I still would. I could not go without knowing what is going on inside. Sometimes I dread the test because I know it is going to be high, but better to know than to guess and that is even better than not caring.
Besides, some doctors don't get it because they don't live it. I would ask again, but it won't hurt to keep testing.

soldierswife 2010-07-09 07:06:23 -0500 Report

i was frustrated with the lady from Duke, so I drove the horrible 2 hours back here in traffic that was bumper to bumper most of the way, and went straight to her doctors office and her doctor was a little more reassuring. My problem is that they have not given her the diagnosis of diabetes. However, with an A1C of 5.9 she is pre diabetic but at 11, why would this not be considered a problem? I fought with everything I had in me yesterday to the point she said "mom! STOP! It will be fine, we will be ok, and it will work itself out. This felt like a slap in the face considering she knew it was upsetting me that they were not hearing what my concerns were. But before I left that office I let them know that if ANYTHING goes wrong I hold them fully responsible and reminded them I had signed no waivers, nor permission to treat "contracts", and that I would fully exercise my rights if I needed to do so! More less hers, but this is what i know until she goes for test on monday! I just feel that there is a reason they are holding back information. All this does not add up. It leaves too many places left blank and i dont like it! She was very vague with answering my questions and it frustrated me to no end. I am thinking about putting off my surgery because once i have it i cant drive for 6-8 weeks and it worries me if she needs to go to duke again i wont be able to get her there. I'm just frustrated and concerned and i hope i am just being a worry wart and this is all in my mind and not reality!

Roy531 2010-07-09 07:47:02 -0500 Report

Her doctor should be able to see those test results and be able to fill you in on what is going on. No need to worry though, God knows what is going to happen. People at Universities are not known to have the best bed side manners and they may not know all the results yet. Just stay calm and don't get yourself too stressed, not good for you. Keeping ya'll in my prayers.


ccritch 2010-07-09 13:34:29 -0500 Report

It can be very frustrating and emotional rollercoaster when you are expecting answers and you are not getting any. I can't explain why they did what they did, however, you are doing the right thing, I don't know if putting off your surgery is the right thing. Can you get a ride if you need one. If I lived close I would be there to help you my friend. However, you need to take one step at a time and write everything down keep a journal of everything that was said, prescribed, dates, times, names of doctor. Also, write down questions you want to ask and want answered, Ask Haleigh if she has any questions she wants to ask and wants answered for reassurity that she knows she will be ok, which she will be ok, I pray for you and your family daily. I am sorry I didn't talk with you when you needed someone to talk to, I was not feeling too well. I will give you a call tonight, until we speak my friend! :~)

God Bless!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-07-09 16:56:02 -0500 Report

It is so frustrating when the Dr seems vague. Whenever it happens to me I try so hard to remember that they are waiting for test results and are hesitant to answer until they are more certain of the answer.
I am in the middle of a study on Esther. There is the theme "in God's time" running through the story. Esther had to wait and then God worked. I'll join the others who have promised and are holding you and your family up in prayer.

GabbyPA 2010-07-10 15:31:32 -0500 Report

You can take your que from your, stop. Do what you know to do, keep that up and don't let the rest stress you out. That is not good for you, her or the rest of the family. Remember, she is incredibly special...don't let this make you forget that.

Roy531 2010-07-08 15:26:56 -0500 Report

My doctor told me I didn't have to check mine but once every week or two. So I asked him, How am I suppose to know what my bg is doing if I don't check it, I still check mine 4 or more times a day. Will keep ya'll in my prayers.


soldierswife 2010-07-08 15:25:35 -0500 Report

i didnt mean to post it yet. i am super duper tired! I will respond to everyone in the morning so please dont feel ignored! it was a long emotional day!

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