Adam's pancreas! Adam's pancreas is officially done, kaput, finished putting out insulin. The honeymoon is over.
Thanks for the memories, it was fun while it lasted. (not nearly long enough, jerk.)
Adam had his endo appointment today. His A1C is up to 7.6 from 7.3. Oh well. I was expecting it to be much higher, actually, so I'm happy with that number. Dr. H said that it was great, especially from looking at the Dexcom, he hasn't had many lows, so to get 7.6 as an A1C without lows is a good thing. Of course, he said, there's always room for improvement! I honestly think that Adam's numbers will be better once he's in school full-time and on a more rigid eating schedule. He's a grazer, and it's hard for me to work on that when we're at home together all day long. I love our doctor because he's so good about everything...he basically says, "I'm here to support you and guide you, so whatever you need, let's get it done." Love that.
I got our prescription changed to include an extra vial of Apidra since we're cutting it close every month and wasting some with priming and site failures. I also got a script for some more Freestyle lite strips...a total luxury to me, but I just REALLY miss using the Freestyle lite meter at night with the nightlight to see what I'm doing! Why can't One Touch come up with a meter with a light? Don't they know we check our kids in the middle of the night? Dude, it's really hard to see a blood droplet in the dark.
He made some adjustments to his afternoon basal rates and I'm still going to tweak his breakfast I:C ratio and see if we can get him to stop spiking after breakfast.
I also got the paperwork for school - we'll go more in-depth about it in July, but at least I can start planning what I want to have happen at school and then he'll sign off on it before school starts. I'm not even ready to go there yet.
All in all, it was a good appointment. I felt reassured with him telling me that his numbers are never gonna be perfect - it's still hard to get my mind wrapped around that he's never going to have the BG of a non-diabetic, but it was good to hear that from a professional, you know?