Friday, 13 March 2015

It only took three years

We just returned from the city for Amy's diabetes clinic appointment.

Every 3-4 months we fly to the Province's capitol city where the Janeway Children's Hospital is located.  Thankfully we have insurance and all but a vehicle is paid for.

Because of all the snow this year, and the municipal strike, there was a lot of missed school days, so we waited until after school on Monday before flying out.  Tuesday, we got up, had a nice breakfast, did some shopping, then headed on over to the hospital.

The appointment was very quick this time.  Height, weight, blood pressure.  She grew an inch, gained 2 lbs and blood pressure was fine.  We saw the school liaison nurse first. No issues with Amy's school, so that was quick.  Next we saw the dietician.  Amy was very talkative this time.  Basically no problems with diet, however I did have a few questions.  Amy is much hungrier at bedtime now, and I wanted them to have a record that she is eating more then.  We decided to add another carbohydrate at bedtime.  Then both the endocrinologist and the Diabetes educator came in at the same time.  They had printed her pump reports.  They took the sample for the A1C test.  Everything looks good....keep up the good work! 

Then we were on our way.

We went to Menchies for some cake batter ice cream, did some more shopping (including Target which is liquidating the store as they are pulling out of Canada), visited some friends, then packed up all our goods to head home the next morning.

Yesterday I received an email from our CDE.  Excellent news, A1C is 7.4%.

Mouth drop.

I knew her sugars had been good lately.  We still have issues with lows between 2-4pm and she still has a breakfast spike around 8am.  But I was shocked because her A1C in November was 8.4%.

The target for kids ages 6-12 in Canada is </= 7.5%.

After three years.....we finally reached target.

I know this is only an average and doesn't reflect everyday, or the highs and lows, or what is going on in life.  I know that hormones will soon come into play (9yo in April...EKK!), and I know that it can go up as easily as it went down this time.  I also know that it is by no means a report card......but man it feels good!

It feels like Amy's body has finally said....

Great work guys.... 

You can do this!

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